New dental technology enables dentists to provide their patients with a crown with one appointment, not two. That technology is the Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics or CEREC. A CEREC crown is made out of very strong ceramic and is designed, created, and installed using computer-assisted technology. Dr. Patel no longer sends a mold off to a lab while you spend two weeks with a temporary crown. Instead, he creates your permanent crown while you are in the chair. He uses computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) to take digital images of your tooth and jaw, designs the crown, and then creates it while you wait. Your custom crown is ready in minutes for him to install and polish.
Getting a crown is not what creates pain. The pain comes from the procedure done before the crown is installed. If the crown is capping a tooth that has just been filled, then the pain level is for the work done to create the filling. The crown that goes over a tooth after a root canal doesn’t cause pain; the pain is from the root canal procedure. Modern dental freezing and even sedation dentistry can prevent pain from fillings and root canal procedures. Afterwards, if there is pain in a tooth that has a crown, that could signal that there is tooth decay or infection, or a crown with an improper fit, receding gums, or teeth grinding.
At Outdoor Dental, Dr. Patel knows how to minimize pain for his patients when they undergo any invasive procedures. He uses a Solea CO2 dental laser which replaces a drill to deliver drill-free & freezing-free dental procedures. Just imagine, drill-free, freezing free and virtually pain-free dental treatments!
We do our best to give our patients safe, pain-free, comfortable treatments.