Busy Patients in Need of a Smile Makeover Seek One Visit Crowns
By Denise A. Perrotta DMD
May 16, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Busy Patients in Need of a Smile Makeover Seek One Visit Crowns (CEREC).
The process of getting a classic crown at a dentist’s office usually takes a few visits. After the initial consultation there’s a series of steps that must be completed before the final crown is fitted that are commonly divided up into several different appointments. This can sometimes be a time-consuming process for a patient who has a busy schedule.
Dr. Denise A. Perrotta, a popular Winston Salem general and cosmetic dentist, has always prioritized the convenience and comfort of her patients. So when a new dental technology called CEREC, also known as “One Visit Crowns,” was introduced to the world she was eager to offer it to her clients needing help with cosmetic issues.
One-Visit Crowns in Winston Salem
A crown on a tooth is similar to a crown sitting on top of a person’s head. It is a custom restoration that has been made to fit the natural shape and look of a tooth. The inside is hollowed so that it can be positioned over the original tooth. The common process involves about two or three visits—a consultation, a visit to prepare the tooth for the crown and design a permanent restoration, and a final visit to bond the finished custom crown to the abutted tooth.
Dr. Perrotta offers a system that completes the entire process in just one visit. With CEREC dental technology a special machine takes a picture of the area needing a crown and creates a custom restoration while the patient waits. It’s an advanced milling machine that works diligently to create a custom tooth that will fit perfectly over in the desired location. So the dentist can prepare the tooth to receive the crown, take the impression, create the new tooth and bond it to the abutted tooth in one sitting. The entire process takes about an hour or two.
This technology is ideal for people who just don’t have the time or patience to schedule many different appointments at the dentist – that includes business professionals, travelers and local celebrities. Winston Salem CEREC dentist Dr. Perrotta isn’t surprised that One Day Crowns have become so popular with her patients.
For a reliable Winston Salem CEREC dentist, area residents can call Dr. Perrotta at (336) 760-9258, or simply request an appointment right from her website. She’s also on Facebook and Twitter.