Dental crowns are perfect for damaged, missing or infected teeth. Every year millions of Americans have dental crowns but the actual procedure has downsides. Fortunately, Dr. Waltuch is offering an alternative solution that gets rid of many of the drawbacks by putting a crown.
Crowns are traditionally placed on multiple appointments. First, the tooth is prepared for the procedure, and it removes all infection and debris. After that is done, the restorative tooth is made of a mold and sent to the laboratory for construction.
Although waiting to construct the tooth, a temporary crown is installed over the tooth for several weeks. The temporary crown protects the tooth but is not intended as an enduring solution.
The final tooth is placed with traditional crowns after about two weeks when the tooth has returned from the lab. New dental technology has allowed Dr. Waltuch to give patients the opportunity to complete CEREC dental crowns on the same day.
The CEREC machine is in the office, and the permanent tooth can be made in-house instead of being sent out to a construction laboratory. That means you can have a permanent restoration in just a few short hours which exactly matches the rest of your natural teeth.
This option is ideal around the holidays because when you eat sticky, hard food, temporary crowns can come out. If you have a solidly placed permanent crown in just one day, then you can eat anything you want without worrying about your teeth.
We know that many of our patients are busy, and it is difficult to make several appointments with the dentist. That's why we're trying to offer convenient solutions to save you time and money, like CEREC crowns. Contact our offices located in CEDARHURST, NY to schedule an appointment to speak to Dr. Waltuch to learn more about the other services that we offer at Advanced Implant Dentistry and Oral Restoration.