Very few of us have naturally perfect teeth, and everyday life can take a toll on our smiles. Another thing very few of us have in this fast-paced modern world is spare time. Dr. Jones addresses both issues with technologically advanced biological dentistry. Patients who visit his state of the art office can enjoy the time saving convenience of CEREC crowns. They are metal free, and can be placed in a single visit.
CEREC allows him to take 3D photos as soon as the teeth are prepared, and then create the crowns right in his office during the same appointment. The technology is extremely accurate and predictable, as Dr. Jones is in control of the entire process. He takes the digital impressions, designs the crowns, chooses the perfect shades of porcelain, and oversees the fabrication process. He can check the crowns before placement and make any necessary adjustments, or make entirely new ones if the first restorations don't meet the patients', or his, approval.
Conventional, laboratory made crowns require two appointments. During the first visit, the patients are numbed, the teeth are shaped to receive the crowns, impressions are taken, and then temporary crowns are placed. After a two week wait while a laboratory makes the crowns, patients have to make a second trip, be numbed again, the temporary removed, and then they finally receive the restorations. If there is a problem with the appearance or fit of the crowns, they have to be sent back to the lab and patients have to wait another two weeks for replacements. CEREC eliminates all of this inconvenience.
The one appointment approach is much more convenient for the patients. They only have to make one trip to the office, not two, or three. The impressions are taken digitally with an intra-oral camera, so patients don't have to bite down on trays filled with gooey material. Local anesthetic is only needed once, they don't have to endure numb mouths and lips repeatedly, and they don't have to wear temporary crowns. Temporaries are uncomfortable at best, and sometimes they come off, which is why they are called temporary.
If you want to avoid multiple visits so you can get on with your busy life, CEREC might be perfect for you. However, Dr. Jones also offers laboratory created crowns, because in areas where appearance is critical, the lab technicians can add minute details that can make the difference between a good smile and a great smile.
If you want to enjoy individualized dental care that is focused on providing the options that best suit your unique needs, call (770) 464-1900 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Jones today.
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Social Circle Dental is a holistic dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures, while focusing on your overall health and well-being.