If time is of the essence and you can’t afford to go to the dentist multiple times for dental crowns, ask about CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics). It’s a high-tech dental treatment that’s available at Dr. Garrett Hayashi’s dentist office in Honolulu, HI. This could be the ideal solution for strengthening and restoring your smile.
The Traditional Way to Get Crowns
The usual way of getting crowns requires two or three visits to the dentist. After it’s confirmed that you are a candidate for a dental crown, the tooth will be prepared. A physical impression will be taken of your tooth using a dental tray, then it is sent to a laboratory for a manufacturing process that takes a few weeks. You’ll then visit your dentist again to have the permanent crown attached and adjusted. A relatively new dental technology called CEREC has changed this process.
The CEREC Experience
Patients who need crowns no longer have to wait two weeks or more to get them. CEREC is an “on-the-spot” solution that allows crowns to be placed in just one appointment. It uses CAD/CAM technology to take pictures of your tooth so that a special machine can produce a custom crown. The machine mills the crown while you sit in your chair relaxing. When it’s finished, your Honolulu, HI dentist will finish the procedure by bonding it to your tooth. With CEREC, you might be able to get a crown on a long lunch break from work.
Why Choose CEREC?
You should choose CEREC if you are concerned about having to go to the dentist multiple times for one treatment. Using CEREC for crowns is convenient, quick, and simple. Students and people who are busy professionals often benefit from this treatment option since they can’t take too much time off for dental work. The CAD/CAM technology also helps assure that the crown is nearly perfect, so there’s little need for the dentist to make manual adjustments.
Find Out More About CEREC
Now that you know that CEREC is an option available at Dr. Hayashi’s Honolulu, HI dentist office, pick up the phone and contact him for a consultation. Call (808) 536-5090 today to schedule an appointment.