How Long Will It Take To Have My Crown Placed?

No one wants to undergo restorative dental work, but if you need this care, you presumably want it completed as soon as possible. With only the conventional resources at their disposal, many dentists will require that you schedule two appointments when you need a dental crown. The first appointment will see them prepare your tooth, and take the measurements they need for the crown. The second appointment will not occur until a lab has produced your crown, and it is ready to place. However, your dentist can offer your restoration sooner thanks to CEREC technology. CEREC offers the resources necessary to produce a ceramic crown in-house, so your tooth can receive the restoration it needs in the course of a single appointment.

CEREC Technology Cuts Down On Your Wait For Your Restoration

CEREC restorations are available in less time thanks to the presence of modern technology in your dentist’s office. The impression they take of your tooth – used to ensure your crown is a custom fit – can be taken digitally. From there, the tooth is designed and manufactured at the office. Once it is constructed, your crown can be placed over your tooth, and you can leave with a life-like restoration giving your tooth the protection it needs.

Crowns Are Used To Offer Long-Term Care For A Vulnerable Tooth

A crown is not meant to be a short-term safeguard – when you need one, you need it because your tooth can no longer operate without support. Make sure when you receive your crown, you exercise care not to damage it. Exercising smart oral care habits that protect your teeth – brushing and flossing, limiting your risk of damage from chewing on hard substances – will also serve to protect your crown. At your routine dental checkups, part of your appointment will consist of your dentist inspecting your crown, to make sure its condition is holding up.

Receive Your Crown In Less Time At Calcagno Family And Cosmetic Dentistry

At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, Dr. Calcagno and our staff want you to have full care for your smile. When you need a crown, we can use CEREC technology to make sure you have it in less time. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our team welcome families from Rochester, MN, as well as Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding areas.