Do you avoid the dentist out of fear you might need a crown? Too many patients put off calling the dentist when they experience tooth pain because they don’t want to deal with the hassle of multiple visits just to deal with one pesky problem. Traditionally, a crown requires at least two appointments—one to prepare the tooth and place a temporary crown and a second for placement of the permanent crown. Plus, temporary crowns can crack or fall out, meaning you’ll have to schedule yet another appointment to have it replaced.
We know you don’t have the time for all that.
It is for this reason that Dr. Gordon has invested in revolutionary CEREC technology, which allows us to prepare and place your all-porcelain crown in just one appointment. Getting a damaged or decayed tooth crowned is extremely important, and you shouldn’t put it off. In many cases, a crown can save a tooth we might otherwise need to extract and replace with an implant. The more natural teeth we can preserve for our patients, the better.
First Dr. Gordon will take a 3D image of your tooth. Then we use our CEREC machine to mill your permanent crown, which takes just about an hour. Then he will permanently place your all-porcelain, color-matched crown. This means you will return home with a full, healthy smile after only one visit. Plus, CEREC materials are backed by more than 20 years of research, so you can rest easy… your crown is sure to last a lifetime.