Crowns are an extremely common dental procedure and have received quite the reputation for inconvenience. That reputation is rapidly changing with the development of new technologies.
Traditionally, having to get a crown took weeks--you had a procedure done on your tooth, the dentist took a mold and shipped information out to a lab to design a crown for you. After waiting, you’d have to come back for a return appointment to get the crown placed. CAD/CAM technology eliminates the wait and the run-around.
CAD/CAM stands for computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. This technology allows the dentist to use an intraoral scanner inside the mouth to take a digital scan of a tooth that has been prepared to receive a crown. Using special software, the data from the scan is used to generate a design (CAD) for a custom crown. This program will also generate a custom blueprint and guidelines to manufacture the new crown (CAM). This software, paired with a state-of-the-art milling machine, enables staff to create customized crowns in one single visit.
No more hassle for you and no worries about lab mistakes either. Our highly-trained team delivers same-day crowns with precision. Ask us about same-day crowns today!