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You say what? Same day crowns… wow!

The science of dentistry has changed to such an extent that there are many treatments and materials available today that were unthinkable even twenty years ago. A visit to a dentist is no longer something to be dreaded because treatments available today tend to be quicker and more painless. One such development is in the field of making dental crowns. At Crystal Smiles, we use the latest technology. We use technology from CEREC to manufacture dental crowns so that you get the best possible crown in the shortest possible time.

In addition, the crown is made on-site during your visit to the dentist so that you do not have to come back at a later date to get it fixed. Needless to say, the basis procedure of getting a crown, which includes preparing the tooth for the crown, remains unchanged.

The advantages of CEREC crowns that are available at Crystal Smiles are very obvious and this is why we offer them at our clinic. To begin with, this technology saves you a great deal of time because you do not have to come to our clinic more than once. In addition, you will be glad to know that the entire procedure involves a lot less discomfort since you will not require a temporary crown to be fitted which will only have to be removed to place the permanent crown. Most people hate coming to a dentist more than what is strictly necessary and CEREC makes this possible. Since the crown is made by computer based images of various angles of your mouth, it is possible to get the best possible fit with CEREC crowns. This will give you the best possible bite without your having to undergo a lengthy sitting for fitting and subsequent adjustment.

As advantageous as this technology certainly is, it cannot avoid having certain disadvantages. The biggest one is that this technology can be used only for ceramic crowns. If you require a metal crown then you will have to get the conventional type of treatment. These crowns are milled out of a single block of ceramic by the computer directed machine. These blocks have a standard colour gradient that does not always match your other teeth. As a result, these crowns are not really suitable for your front teeth. They are more suitable for back teeth where their appearance will not be noticed prominently.

You can come to us at Crystal Smiles, to find out more about this treatment and how it can alter your appearance.   Contact us today!

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Crystal Smiles Team