THERE’S NEVER A CONVENIENT TIME TO GET A CHIPPED TOOTH.
It often seems like Murphy’s law kicks in so that your chipped tooth comes at the absolute worst moment. Whether it’s the day before a wedding, the week you have an important presentation at work, or right before you have an exciting date where you want to make a great first impression, having a chipped tooth presents a distraction to you and other people. We understand, and we’re here to help.
In The Old Days
Getting a crown used to be a lengthy process. In the old days, the dentist would have to prepare the tooth, take an impression, install a temporary crown on your tooth, and then send off the impression to the lab, where crown artists would create your permanent crown, a process that could take two weeks. Then you would have to return to the dentist, get your temporary crown removed, get the permanent one installed, and then verify if it fit or not. If it didn’t, then you were destined to wait again and repeat the procedure.
Natural-Looking Crowns Made While You Wait
This was better than not getting a crown at all. However, modern technology now allows you to get your permanent crown the same day, milled right in the dentist’s office using Computer Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing.
This procedure is called CEREC™, and it’s the fastest, most convenient way for you to get a dental crown. Dr. Colkmire has the machinery right in his office to manufacture your tooth crown out of a white material that matches the rest of your teeth. This crown will be strong, permanent, and done in 1-2 hours.
Also, because your CEREC™ tooth it is produced by computer-generated 3D technology, we will even be able to show you a photo simulation of what you’ll look like after your crown is done. That way, there won’t be any surprises.
Learn more about CEREC one-visit crowns with our complimentary consultation. Give us a call today at (941) 893-3576.