Permanent Crowns in One Appointment

One of the reasons I love dentistry is the constant increase in technology to provide dental care to my patients. Same-day restorations are one of those technologies. CAD/CAM dentistry, or computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing, is where I can prepare your tooth for a crown, scan the prepared tooth with a special device, and computer generate and mill the restoration in minutes.
Some of the benefits of CAD/CAM restorations are: more precise fit than laboratory generated crown, seals out microbes better than traditional lab generated crowns, milled restorations are completed at chair-side, the milled materials are strong as natural teeth and natural looking, and the procedure is done the same day. Those are just a few of the benefits of these hi-tech restorations.
CAD/CAM restorations are definitely not figured into insurance fees, and will be an upgraded restoration. However, most patients choose these restorations due to the convenience of having the crown or inlay/onlay restoration cemented on the same day. Receiving a CAD/CAM Restoration usually only requires an additional 45 minutes added to the crown appointment.
CAD/CAM technology is just another way we choose to serve our patients with the best dentistry has to offer.

Dr. Rob