What started as a peaceful meal at your favorite restaurant, ended abruptly with a fractured tooth. Now you need a crown, and you have no idea how you’ll ever fit that into your hectic schedule. The last time it took four weeks! Well, Dr. Steve Scannell and Dr. Keith Hollinger have good news for you. CEREC crowns in Longmeadow offer same-day dentistry.
Why Do I Need a Crown?
When your tooth becomes fractured or injured, it’s compromised. Because your tooth handles large impact and great forces every time you eat, damage will only become worse and could lead to an infection and bigger problems. Being proactive about dental treatment helps you maintain your oral health with the least invasive procedures possible.
A crown is designed to replace your tooth when it sustains a crack, fracture, or injury that is more than a dental filling can repair. It’s customized to fit over your remaining tooth structure like a “cap,” and shaded to match your existing teeth. It offers all the function you had with your natural tooth and protects the integrity of your oral health.
What is Same-Day Dentistry?
CEREC technology has revolutionized the process of getting a crown. What used to require at least two long appointments, and 2-4 weeks to complete, now can be done during one appointment. This means you’ll leave our office after your appointment with a fully functioning, aesthetically pleasing crown you can trust and rely on.
CEREC utilizes 3D technology to scan an image of your tooth, which our doctors will use to design your new tooth. Then our milling machine will fabricate your new crown according to our doctors’ specifications while you wait. This means no more messy impressions of your tooth, or uncomfortable temporary crowns to wear!
Contact Our Office to Learn More
Your dentist in Longmeadow has always kept patient comfort as a top priority. This is why we’re happy to invest in CEREC technology that makes the crown process much more comfortable and efficient for our patients. We know you’ll appreciate the difference CEREC makes during your procedure.
Want to learn more about CEREC? Contact our office today!