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Don’t Cross the Boss … Get the Same-Day Cerec Crown

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Cerec Crown: Time is of the essence

Let’s face it; work itself can be stressful sometimes, and nothing adds to a stressful work environment more than an angry boss. In the hustle and bustle of today’s working world, time is money. Although this may vary depending on your chosen occupation, it’s pretty safe to assume that your boss would not be happy with you missing multiple days of work. Unfortunately this has been the case for patients needing dental crowns in the past as conventional dental crowns, while very common, require multiple appointments to obtain. This of course presented an issue for many patients, as they were required to set aside large chucks of their work days; resulting in more than one instance of unhappy employers. Fortunately, the field of dentistry has undergone numerous improvements in recent years as advancements in technology have made standard dental procedures not only more efficient, but much faster too. There are few better examples of this than the groundbreaking cerec crown, which has proven itself as a fast and effective solution for busy patients.

What is a Cerec crown?

While the term “cerec” which stands for “Chairside Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics” might not sound familiar, rest assured the cerec crown is a revolutionary new technology that has taken the dental profession by storm, and become a favorite among dentists and patients alike. This cutting edge dental crown is created through digital imaging as opposed to simply using dental impressions. This allows your Dr. Charles R. Kimes at Overland Park Dentistry to determine the exact dimensions of your new crown, and ultimately create a durable, permanent replacement. The aesthetic quality of the cerec crown is so high that the crown is virtually unnoticeable to others, and can in fact be customized to match the exact shade of your teeth! Perhaps one of the favorite aspects of the cerec crown is timely manner in which the procedure can be performed. As mentioned previously, the cerec crown can be created and received in one simple appointment. This will not only save you the significant amount of time that two appointments would take, but will also spare you from the additional hassle managing the sometimes cumbersome temporary crown.

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Cerec Crown vs Conventional Crown:

To truly realize the full extent of the advantages that the cerec crown provides, it’s important to understand the pitfalls of the common conventional crown. While the sturdy conventional crown has proven its worth over the years by helping countless patients, the process of receiving the crown could be tedious and time consuming. Unlike the cerec, the process of receiving a conventional crown typically required at least two appointments, and could take a couple of weeks to complete.

Another drawback associated with a conventional crown is the required temporary crown. While waiting for your conventional crown to be finished, you will be required to wear a temporary crown. While essential in preventing further damage to the tooth, the temporary crowns have unpopular with patients in the past, due to their occasional propensity to break or even fall out.

Cerec Crown: Make your boss happy

Being in the hot seat is a place that nobody wants to be, and we certainly don’t want to put you there! If you are in need of a crown, but are concerned about missing too much work, then the cerec crown is the answer for you. Remember no one likes an angry boss, so by receiving the same day cerec crown we hope to provide you with a solution that will have you and your boss smiling!

Dr. Charles R. Kimes, DDS and his expert team at Overland Park Dentistry look forward to having the opportunity to help you and your family during your bi-annual dental appointments or with any preventative, restorative or cosmetic needs you may have. To schedule a dental appointment, contact us at our south Overland Park office at (913) 647-8700 or our north Overland Park office at (913) 341-2380.

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Even though going to the dentist is one of my least favorite things to do, my experience with Dr. Kimes have always been good. They are both very kind and considerate and try to treat you as painlessly as possible.