You wake up and immediately go into 5th gear. You need to get the kids ready for school, and your partner usually needs a little help getting out of bed as well. Once everyone else is out the door, you can finally throw on your own clothes and head to work. Suddenly you’re cooking dinner, and before you know it, you’re back in bed. If most of your days fly by like this, it can seem impossible to find time to get your damaged teeth fixed. You’re too busy thinking about everyone else. People like you need dental care that fits into your packed schedule, and this is why Dr. David J. Kristoff and Associates now offer one-visit dental crowns in Carmel.
How Does It Work?
Traditionally, whenever you needed a crown to repair a broken tooth, it would take 2-3 visits over the course of a week to get a crown. Not only that but after the first visit where your tooth had been prepared to fit the crown, you needed to wear a temporary restoration. A week doesn’t seem like a long time until you constantly have to worry about one of your teeth falling out. Plus, people are busier than ever, so scheduling one, let alone 2 appointments is just not feasible. These are now problems of the past thanks to one-visit crowns.
One-visit crowns are possible because of CEREC technology, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEramic REConstruction. It uses highly-advanced software to scan your mouth, design your crown, and mill it all in-office. Previously, an outside dental lab would need to make your crown, slowing down the process. Everything is under one roof at Kristoff and Associates, and this not only saves you time but gives you a better result as well.
What Is the Procedure Like?
The process to get a one-visit crown is as easy as it is fast. It involves 4 simple steps:
- Dr. Kristoff will prepare your tooth to fit the crown
- A digital scanner will be used to take a high-resolution image of your teeth and mouth
- This will be given to a CAD/CAM program that will be used to design and mill your crown
- Dr. Kristoff will then place the crown into your mouth
This process has numerous advantages over the traditional one. In addition to being quicker (only taking around an hour), it is also more comfortable. The impression materials used in the past that can be messy and cause many patients to gag have been completely done away with. The digital scanner is able to create a better model of your tooth and mouth as well, giving you a crown that will fit better and last longer. The crowns themselves are also made out of porcelain. This material is strong, durable, and looks completely natural among your other teeth. The porcelain is even non-porous, making it practically stain-proof. One-visit porcelain crowns can last for decades with simple brushing and flossing. They are one of the most complete ways to fix your smile.
How Can I Get One?
One-visit crowns really do give you the best of everything. Most services suffer when they are sped up, but that couldn’t be further from the truth here. You spend so much time thinking about everyone else, you deserve at least an hour so you can get the essential dental care you need. You work hard to accommodate your family, so we work hard to accommodate you. If you’re interested in getting your teeth fixed with a one-visit crown, please make an appointment with your dentist in Carmel today.