Numerous advances in technology make so many parts of daily life better for all of us. Technological advances offer positive changes in the world of dentistry as well. New dental equipment and techniques save time, increase precision, and reduce discomfort.
One such advance is same day dentistry. You likely remember appointments with our dentist in Huntington Beach when you needed to return for our dentist to complete the dental work. Repetitive dates are not necessary in many cases thanks to the technology behind same day dentistry.
In the past, if you needed a crown or a dental veneer, our dentist would send impressions of your teeth to a dental lab — expert dental technologists craft you piece of dental equipment and ship it back to our dental office. The process takes about two weeks. Lastly, you would see the dentist again, finalize your treatment.
Fortunately, because of Auto CAD and Auto CAM technology, the long waiting period, temporary dental work, and other dentist appointments are often unnecessary. Auto CAD stands for Computer Aided Design and Auto CAM denotes Computer Aided Manufacturing.
To use this system, our dentist prepares your tooth just as it would be for the traditional application of a veneer or crown. However, instead of creating an impression of your tooth, our dentist uses a hand-held scanner to generate and send images to the machine that creates your crown or veneer. In about an hour, the dental work is ready for our dentist to place. At this point, your treatment is complete.
Same day dentistry also helps our dentist treat dental emergencies efficiently. If you break off part of a tooth or crack a tooth, you no longer need to wait for weeks to get your smile restored. Thanks to the auto CAD/auto CAM, our dentist can repair injuries like these as well as others in our office.
If you believe you would benefit from a same day dental treatment or would like more detailed information, please feel free to contact our office. Our staff can assist you in learning about same-day dentistry, and which kinds of treatments can help you the most.