Modern technology has transformed everything from how people shop for groceries and consume entertainment, and some of the most remarkable developments have been in the field of dentistry. From dental implants to Invisalign, it has never been easier and more affordable to improve your smile and oral health. In addition to new treatments and tools, some of the most impressive advancements have come about by way of upgrades to staples of restorative dentistry like crowns. Where patients once had to wait weeks for a simple crown to repair a cracked or severely decayed tooth, same day crowns make it possible to walk out of the dentist's office with a new and improved smile with just a single appointment. Dr. Chris Houser, a dentist in Gainesville, VA, offers CEREC same day crowns to restore your smile in a fraction of the time.
Same Day Crowns in Gainesville, VA
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) uses digital technology to cut down the time and labor involved in producing dental crowns. Traditionally, the dentist creates a physical impression of your teeth, which is then sent to a lab for production. Once the crown has been completed and sent back to the dentist, the patient goes back in to fit the crown and complete the restoration. The process generally takes weeks, and several dental appointments. Same day crowns are created onsite by the dentist so that there is no waiting.
With same day crowns, a digital image of your teeth takes the place of the impression and is processed using CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) software to create the rendering for the crown. The crown is fabricated while you wait, and a typical appointment generally takes about an hour. Whether you have been living with damaged teeth for days, weeks, or even years, same day crowns can give you the new and improved smile you've been waiting for.
Find a Dentist in Gainesville, VA
Don't wait for a new and improved smile. For more information about same day crowns, contact Heritage Hunt Dental by calling (703) 754-5800 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Houser today.