Historically, the process of getting dental crowns and veneers was long and drawn out. Patients had to schedule multiple appointments at the dentist and, sometimes, wear temporary prosthetics which were uncomfortable and didn’t always match the surrounding teeth. Now, though, Sage Dental has technology that allows us to insert crowns and veneers in a single visit. In short, you can get the smile of your dreams in a single appointment.
Traditionally, the crown installation process went something like this: your dentist would first numb the tooth receiving the crown and then manually shape it. They would then take a putty impression of the remaining stump and send it off to the lab to make your new crown. Naturally, this process took several days to complete, during which time, patients had to make do with temporary fittings. Same-day crowns work differently. Instead of using putty, dentists rely on the Chairside Economic Restorations of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) system. Here, a scanning device calculates the topology of the tooth and then feeds this into a machine that creates a custom crown for you on the spot. The new crown perfectly matches your existing teeth, replicating the color and shape precisely. Moreover, it avoids the need to place putty in the mouth, which can be uncomfortable. The same applies to CEREC same-day veneers. Here, dentists take a 3D image of your teeth and then shape veneers on a computer screen. They then prepare your teeth to receive the veneers before bonding them, all in a single session. As with crowns, this approach is completely different from traditional porcelain veneer insertion. In the past, patients had to make multiple visits to the dentist. Dentists had to make impressions of teeth and send them off to a lab for fabrication, meaning that patients couldn’t get them fitted on the same day. Patients had to wear a temporary veneer between dental visits which were sometimes uncomfortable and didn’t match properly. CEREC crowns and veneers are just as durable and reliable as their lab-created counterparts. After having them inserted, you should continue to practice good oral hygiene and go for regular dental cleaning. Brushing and flossing prevent tooth decay and gum disease - a leading cause of a receding gum line. You should also avoid smoking, as this can discolor your new prosthetics.
With Sage Dental, getting same-day dental crowns and veneers is easy. By coming to us for these treatments, you can get your dream smile in a single session, avoiding the need to return for multiple visits. We can fabricate your prosthetics for you on the spot and then fit them for instant results. Book a consultation today to find out more about same-day crowns and veneers and how you could benefit.