Once upon a time, having a dental crown required two appointments with Medford dentist Dr. Giamberardino. The first visit would usually be quite lengthy, because of the time required to take molded impressions of your tooth and the preparatory work necessary. In addition, patients always left wearing a temporary crown, which required a bit of gentle attention. After waiting at least two weeks for the dental lab to fabricate the permanent crown, a patient would return to the dentist to have the crown set. Now, however, there are same day crowns in Medford that make restoring your tooth a dream come true.
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So many new developments and inventions have been made to create a world of beautiful healthy smiles, and at Giamberardino Dental Care, we pride ourselves in keeping up with the latest technology to benefit our patients. That is why we offer CEREC same-day crowns, a revolutionary technique that will change how you feel about crowns forever.
What CEREC same-day crowns offers is the ability for Dr. Giamberardino to produce a custom-made crown made specifically for you in a single office visit, from start to finish. The process begins with preparing your natural tooth as the doctor normally would for a crown. Then a scanner scans your prepared tooth and the surrounding area, and that information is sent to a computer. When the computer assesses the information, it displays a picture of the crown that is needed. What the computer then does is communicates with the milling machine in our office, the machine that makes your crown. Your custom made CEREC crown is then sculpted from a single block of porcelain. For the machine to make your crown takes between 10-20 minutes, and uses porcelain that exactly matches the color of your natural tooth. Once your crown is finished, it is cemented onto your prepared, natural prepped tooth. Voila! You’re left with nothing but a beautiful new smile you can feel confident about, and all in one convenient appointment. While this technology can be used for most teeth, there are still certain situations where a traditional 2 visit crown may be necessary. Just give the office a call to set up a free consultation to evaluate your specific needs
One of the great benefits of CEREC one-day crowns is the fact the crown is metal and mercury free and your cosmetic restoration is as natural looking as your adjacent teeth. CEREC crowns offer stronger protection than other crowns, making it ideal for teeth toward the back of the mouth. Also, there are no impressions that need to be made for CEREC crowns, eliminating any discomfort associated with crown fittings. With over 25 years of research and happy customers, there is no doubt Dr. Giamberardino and CEREC same-day crowns will be able to give you the smile you’ve always wanted!