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By Thomas W. Kauffman, DDS
July 06, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

A dental crown is a device that replaces the outer enamel of a tooth, restoring its strength. Instead of waiting weeks for your crown, youdental crowns 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.

Same Day Crowns Atlanta GAWhen someone loses or damages their tooth, they never want to wait multiple visits before their smile can be restored.  If you have a damaged tooth, with advancements in dentistry you no longer need to wait multiple visits. With CEREC you can easily receive same day crowns in Atlanta with help from Dr. Thomas Kauffman.  
Utilizing cutting edge computer mapping, CEREC is able to make a complex 3D map of the desired tooth or teeth.  It allows Dr. Kauffman to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic fillings, saving patients time.  CEREC has two decades of clinical research and practical experience to support its success with more than 8 million restorations performed worldwide.

How Does CEREC Work?

CEREC, which stands for Ceramic Reconstruction, is a recent innovation that many cosmetic dentists are using to provide natural looking crowns faster than traditional crown procedures. This is a computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing, or CAD-CAM, for the creation of your crown, which is created by a computer to fit your tooth perfectly. 
With the CEREC system, your cosmetic dentist in Virginia Beach can create beautiful life-like porcelain restorations for your teeth.  An infrared camera takes images of your tooth after shaping.  A CAD-CAM computer program immediately downloads the images of your teeth to create a three-dimensional virtual model that can be viewed and manipulated on the computer monitor.  The computer-aided technology eliminates the laboratory step in manufacturing your crown, which allows for your treatment to be completed in one visit.

What are the Benefits of CEREC – Same Day Crowns in Atlanta?

Restoring your tooth, or teeth, with CEREC brings an array of benefits to your smile.  One of the main benefits is that they can be created in a single visit, which saves time for you and your dentist.  Potential discomfort is eliminated because there is no need for a temporary crown between procedures, which allows for a more comfortable experience.  CEREC crowns also do not contain any metal, allowing them to be esthetically pleasing and natural looking. 
CEREC crowns are also beneficial for your tooth restoration for these reasons:
  • Less time is spent in the dental chair
  • Hi-Tech accuracy
  • Less tooth structure is lost in many cases
  • Natural, tooth-colored restoration
  • Less chance for complications with preservation of healthy tissue
  • CEREC is environmentally friendly
  • Precise for long-lasting results
A tooth-colored restoration means no more silver fillings to discolor your smile.  Dr. Kauffman no longer needs to create temporaries or take impressions to send to the lab.  CEREC restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective.
CEREC allows you to have a fully restored, natural-looking crown, veneer or inlays in one simple visit.  It eliminates messy impressions, and discomfort of temporary crowns.  If you are in need of a dental restoration, contact your Atlanta, GA dentist, Dr. Thomas Kauffman, for more information on how CEREC works and if it is an appropriate solution for bringing your smile back to life.