A dental crown is a device that replaces the outer enamel of a tooth, restoring its strength. Instead of waiting weeks for your crown, you can now go to the dentist and have a crown created in just one sitting. Same-day crowns (also called CEREC crowns) are a technologically advanced way to create your dental restorations without a long wait or the need for a temporary dental covering. This treatment option is available with Dr. Thomas Kauffman at his practice in Downtown Atlanta, GA
Cases Where Crowns Can Help
Crowns help resolve a long list of common dental issues. These are common situations when your dentist will likely suggest a crown:
- Shoring up broken tooth enamel after a root canal treatment.
- Restoring the appearance of a tooth that looks bad due to intrinsic discoloration or an injury.
- Healing a chipped or cracked tooth.
- Aligning a tooth that is shifting forward, backwards, or to the side.
- Closing small gaps caused by small teeth, or correcting “bucked” teeth.
Crowns the Same-Day You Visit
The normal process for getting a crown requires the patient to come in for two to three separate appointments. But thanks to same-day crowns, that is no longer a requirement for this common restorative treatment. Your Downtown Atlanta, GA dentist has a special machine in the office that takes immediate images of your tooth and sends it to be milled while you wait. The technology is called CEREC (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic). The crown restoration is created, contoured, polished, and placed in a single appointment.
Benefits of Same-Day Crowns
When you have a lot on your plate, it's not always possible to commit to multiple dental appointments in a relatively short period of time. Same-day crowns save you valuable time—all you have to do is set aside one morning or afternoon to have your tooth repaired. After that, schedule a follow-up appointment for a checkup and cleaning in about six months. Same day crowns may also provide a more accurate and natural fit, with less need for manual contouring by your dentist.
Schedule Your Visit
Same day crowns are a major convenience if you find it difficult to fit multiple dentist appointments into your schedule. Call (404) 524-1981 today to see Dr. Thomas Kauffman and ask about CEREC crown restorations.