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How is the tooth impression taken during a Crown in an Hour procedure if you do not use the traditional molding material?


One of the most hated parts of getting a crown in the past was the step where an impression had to be taken to create the crown. This required awkward molding, stretching your cheeks, and significant overall discomfort.

Crown in an Hour has changed all of that by revising the impression system all together.

Now, St. Augustine dentists certified to perform a Crown in an Hour procedure use a CAD/CAM or Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing technology to get the impression needed to create your crown. This is a camera, computer, and machine all in one.

The dentist starts by using the specialized camera to take a picture of your tooth. This is then transferred to a computer screen where the dentist uses the CAD technology to design what your new crown should look like. After that, CAM kicks in to create your crown while you wait. This process takes only about 60 minutes to complete from start to finish.

The crown is designed using Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC). This allows the dentist to economically restore your damaged tooth in only one appointment while still using high quality, ceramic material. The material is tooth colored, making it look more natural in your mouth so that you do not have the embarrassment of the traditional metal crown.

If you are interested in getting a Crown in an Hour in St. Augustine, contact Dr. Freeman, one of a handful of Florida dentists able to perform this revolutionary procedure.

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Dr. Steven Freeman Focuses on Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry at Elite Smiles-St. Augustine