The Convenience of Same-Day Dentistry

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Enjoy the convenience of same-day dentistry with the state-of-the-art E4D system, a cutting-edge dental system that alleviates the need for traditional impressions, temporaries and second appointments. This same-day dentistry option saves you precious time in elevating your overall dental experience. The E4D system enables our team at Fort Collins Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of the Rockies the ability to take fast, accurate in-house digital impressions using advanced laser-scanning technology. These digital impressions can then be used to design your custom crown while you wait, eliminating the need for a second visit to place your crown. Our team can also operate the E4D system to create veneers and fillings in one office visit with reliable digital accuracy.

 

Cosmetic Dentistry

There are various types of dentistry, including dental services that are aimed at combating tooth decay and gum disease and dental services that work to aesthetically improve your smile. Cosmetic dentistry is the latter, and according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, is aimed at “creating a positive change to your teeth and to your smile.” Our cosmetic dental treatments are safe, effective, and long-lasting, and our patients love how beautiful their smiles become!

 

Cosmetic dentistry includes services such as:

If you’ve lost a tooth or have a chip, crack or other aesthetic concern, cosmetic and restorative dentistry can help you!

 

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Porcelain Crowns

In the past, your options for restoring badly-damaged teeth were very limited. However, restoring a tooth is easy with today’s technology. At our office, we offer porcelain crowns. These porcelain crowns look, feel and function just like real teeth, which is why we recommend them to correct dental issues such as:

  • Badly-damaged or diseased teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Inability to eat and drink normally without pain
  • Metal allergies
  • Dysfunctional or damaged bite

 

At our office, we offer 100% porcelain crowns for our patients. In the past, ceramic crowns produced natural-looking results, but were fragile and often required replacement or repair. Combination porcelain and metal crowns were resilient, however, they created visible black gum lines. Our solution is to use only porcelain material in our crowns. Today’s porcelain is about as strong and resilient as your natural tooth enamel. That means, your crown will look like your actual tooth and will behave like a strong, natural tooth. Nobody wants their dental work to be obvious, and it won’t be with a porcelain crown.

 

The Process of Receiving a Crown

A porcelain crown is an amazing cosmetic dentistry option to improve your smile. However, the process of getting this crown usually requires 2 office visits. During the first visit, your tooth is examined to assess its accurate condition. Sometimes a root canal is performed if your tooth requires it. Then, we start the process of making your crown. We file and reshape your tooth to make room for a new crown. We then take impressions so that your custom-made crown is a perfect fit for your smile. We also want your crown to fit your bite perfectly, which is the reason for the impression.

 

Between your appointments, we send your impressions to a lab, where your crown can be made. However, during your first appointment, we make you a temporary crown to protect your tooth until you receive your permanent crown. However, there is a better way to do this same process though our same-day dentistry option.

 

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Same-Day Dentistry Crowns

We love seeing our patients when they come into the office. However, we know that people are busy. We wanted to give our patients an easier option for receiving a dental crown, which is why we offer same-day dentistry crowns (E4D). The E4D system enables our team at Fort Collins Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of the Rockies the ability to take fast, accurate in-house digital impressions using advanced laser-scanning technology. These digital impressions can then be used to design your custom crown while you wait, eliminating the need for a second visit to place your crown. Our team can also operate the E4D system to create veneers and fillings in one office visit with reliable digital accuracy.

 

Benefits of Same-Day Dentistry

Same-day dentistry crowns go above and beyond our regular process even though you are receiving a crown with both the 2-day appointment or 1-day appointment. However, with our same-day dentistry option for those short on time, you get the following advantages over traditional lab-made crowns:

  • No messy silicone molds
  • No waiting for third-party dental labs to finish your crown
  • No temporary crowns to wear
  • No multiple visits—a permanent crown that is customized and bonded to your tooth the same day.

We use a digital scanner to take images of your teeth, which eliminates the need for a silicone mold. Our in-office milling unit then fabricates your custom crown. Depending on your dental condition, a 2-day porcelain crown appointment may be needed, but for many patients, it is not. Many patients opt for same-day dentistry crowns because of the attendant risks and limitations of temporary crowns. Custom crowns through labs take time to make (sometimes up to 2 weeks), and you must be careful with a temporary crown so it doesn’t break between appointments.

 

Improve Your Smile Today

Getting a better smile has never been easier with same-day dentistry crowns! For those who need to improve their smile or fix a broken or missing tooth, a porcelain crown is an amazing cosmetic dentistry option for you. However, if you are short on time or you have good dental health, same-day dentistry crowns are an option for you! If you would like to learn more about these same-day crowns, call Fort Collins Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of the Rockies office today at (970) 223-6101!

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