By Ken Yasuhara, DDS - Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry
June 15, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

If your time is limited, you probably don't want to make multiple visits to your dentist's office just to receive a new crown. CEREC same-day crowns are ready in just one visit, making them the ideal choice for busy people. Dr. Ken Yasuhara, your Honolulu, HI, dentist, explains some of the benefits of this innovative cosmetic dentistry option.Crowns

No more temporary crowns

Crowns used to require two visits. During the first visit, your dentist filed down your tooth to ensure that your new crown would fit well. He also made an impression of your mouth that he sent to a dental laboratory. You left the office wearing a temporary crown with strict instructions to avoid hard or sticky foods that could damage the crown or cause it to detach.

You spent the next two or three weeks waiting for the lab to make your crown, all the while worrying that something was going to happen to your temporary crown if you accidentally ate the wrong type of food.

Since CEREC crowns are made in your dentist's office while you wait, you no longer need a temporary crown. In just one visit, you'll have a permanent, fully functioning crown.

The CEREC system uses 3-D technology

Creating an impression of your tooth is an important step in making a crown. If you opt for a traditional crown, your Honolulu dentist uses dental putty to make the impression. Thanks to CEREC's computerized technology, putty is no longer necessary. Instead, your dentist uses a tiny camera to take a 3-D image of your tooth that will be used to create your new ceramic or resin crown. Once your dentist is happy with the image, he'll send the specifications for your crown to a machine that will mill your new restoration. A short time later, your crown will be ready.

CEREC crowns offer all of the advantages of traditional crowns without the long wait time. Call Dr. Ken Yasuhara, your Honolulu dentist, at (808) 947-8900 to find out if this cosmetic dentistry treatment is right for you. Improve your smile with a same-day crown!