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By Phil Hart, DDS
November 06, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

You can restore your smile so quickly it's almost unbelievable, but believe it you can! At Phil W. Hart DDS Family dental crownsDentistry, your broken, decayed or heavily restored tooth can receive a beautiful porcelain crown in just two hours. How is that possible? Well, Dr. Hart and his team offer CEREC same day crown technology in Bartlett to eliminate the need for a dental lab and create a lifelike restoration right in the treatment room. You smile will look good and feel just great the very same day.

CEREC technology

CEREC means Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. That's quite a mouthful, but what it really means is that your porcelain crown will be designed and created the same day in Barlett while you wait and even watch! Dr. Hart is fully trained in computer-aided design software and the use of computer-aided imaging. Also called CAD/CAM, this state of the art technology uses three-dimensional digital imaging and software to take oral impressions, sketch out a perfectly fitting porcelain crown and then mill it from a solid block of porcelain.

In the past, dentists had to use gooey impression putty and cumbersome impression trays to create a model of the patient's mouth. Then, a care plan and the impressions went to a dental lab where a technician created a gold, porcelain or porcelain fused to metal crown. The process took days to weeks, and patients wore awkward temporary fillings or crowns to protect their teeth as they waited.

With CEREC technology, impressions trays and putty, long waiting times and temporaries are all but eliminated. While some procedures require use of a dental lab, a great majority of dental crowns do not, saving the patient time, discomfort and long waits.

Caring for CEREC crowns

Once Dr. Hart creates and places your new same day crown in his Bartlett office, you'll brush it twice a day and floss around it once a day to keep it clean--just as you do your other teeth. If you grind your teeth, he may recommend a custom-made mouth guard to cushion chewing surfaces and avoid unnecessary wear and tear. Of course, you'll come to Phil W. Hart DDS Family Dentistry twice a year, as advised by the American Dental Association, for oral exams and cleanings--great insurance against tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health problems.

Find out more

Get that new smile in just one appointment using modern CEREC technology. Contact Dr. Hart's office in Bartlett today for your restorative dentistry consultation: (901) 386-9299.

By Phil Hart, DDS
January 18, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Crowns   restorative dentistry   CEREC  

Along with anxiety, fear, and concerns about cost, lack of time and being too busy is one of the main reasons many crownspeople give for skipping a visit to the dentist. In addition to living with treatable cosmetic imperfections that can take a toll on an otherwise healthy smile, foregoing regular dental screenings and treatment by a dentist poses a serious risk to oral health in the long term. But in many cases, it is cosmetic imperfections like chips, cracks, spacing, stains and discoloration that can negatively affect a smile over time.

Cosmetic dental crowns are one of the most effective and affordable restorations available for fixing a damaged smile. Dr. Phillip W. Hart, a dentist in Bartlett, TN, offers same-day crowns to help meet the needs of busy patients with little time to spare.

Fix Your Smile Quickly with Same-day Crowns in Bartlett, TN

Crowns are one of the most versatile dental restorations available. In addition to fixing common cosmetic issues like broken or uneven teeth, crowns also play a vital role in helping to preserve severely decayed teeth after treatment. For cavities that are too large to fill with a standard dental filling, a dentist can use a crown to save the remaining healthy portion of the tooth from extraction. Same-day crowns offer all of the benefits of traditional crowns in a fraction of the time, including:

  • Symptom relief (such as pain and sensitivity from a damaged tooth)
  • Cosmetic improvement - walk out of the dentist's office with a new and improved smile in a single visit
  • Convenient and affordable

Find a Dentist in Bartlett, TN

A busy schedule no longer has to stand in the way of a beautiful, complete smile. For more information on how same-day crowns work and whether they are the right option for you, contact the office of Phillip W. Hart, D.D.S. Family Dentistry by calling (901) 386-9299 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hart today.