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By Knutson Family Dentistry
December 31, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Crowns   Same Day Crowns  

Now it’s possible to get a dental crown in one visit to our Vermillion, SD, dental practice.

You didn’t read that wrong. You absolutely can have a dental crown made and placed in the very same day when you turn to our Vermillion, SD, family dentists Drs. Matthew & Richard Knutson and Dr. Brandon Jensen. CEREC, which stands for chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramic, is a unique and state-of-the-art technology that allows our dental team to be able to create and place permanent crowns in one easy appointment. Here are just some of the top benefits of getting same day crowns,

No more temporary crowns!

Traditional dental crowns require us to send impressions of your smile to an outside dental lab, where it can take up to four weeks to make your crown. Thanks to CEREC technology, we can remove the middleman and simply bring all this technology in-house so our dental team can now make your crowns, veneers and onlays/inlays. Since we can make and place your CEREC crown in just one appointment, you no longer need to wear a flimsy, awkward temporary crown for weeks.

Bye, bye messy impressions

Another benefit to having this incredible technology is that we can also capture amazingly precise measurements of your teeth using digital technology rather than those messy impressions that you may remember from the past. Traditional impressions can be uncomfortable, but CEREC crowns are ideal for all patients, even those with sensitive gag reflexes.

Save yourself time

The goal of our dental team is to make sure that you get the dental care you need as quickly and efficiently as possible. That means keeping up with the latest technology, which provides us with more effective solutions to your dental problems. Plus, we know you’re busy and don’t have time to keep coming back into our office every week just to get a crown. Luckily, CEREC technology significantly cuts down your treatment plan and allows you to get back to your daily routine even faster.

Save a damaged tooth

The purpose of a dental crown is to cover and protect a weak or damaged tooth. The crown will restore strength and durability back into the tooth. Same day crowns ensure that our Vermillion, SD, dentists are able to provide you with a strong, high-quality dental crown that is built to last up to 15 years with the proper care. When you are dealing with a damaged tooth it’s comforting to know that you can fix this dental problem in just one visit at our dentist’s office.

Do you have questions about getting same day crowns from our Vermillion, SD, dental team? Want to know whether CEREC crowns or restorations are right for you? If so, call Knutson Family Dentistry today at (605) 857-8008 to schedule a consultation.

By Knutson Family Dentistry
November 29, 2016
Tags: Crowns  

If your child has a damaged or decayed tooth, you may think that, since the baby tooth will fall out on its own anyway, it is better to simply extract the tooth. However, keeping baby teeth in place until they fall out naturally is important to the mouth’s growth and development. Dental crowns help preserve the tooth’s structure and prevent extraction. Learn more about dental crowns for your child with Knutson Family Dentistry.

What is a dental crown? 
A dental crown protects and stabilizes a tooth. Most dental cases which require a crown include a severely decayed, broken, or an otherwise compromised tooth. Crowns are commonly used after root canal therapy to protect the tooth’s large filling. Made from porcelain, dental crowns fit over the top of and around the sides of a tooth, encompassing it completely.

Should my child get dental crowns? 
Crowns can greatly benefit children’s “baby” teeth. These teeth act as a placeholder for the permanent teeth which will eventually grow in. Baby teeth also ensure children chew their food properly, learn to speak correctly and guide the permanent teeth into place, once they begin growing in. If your child has a damaged tooth, a dental crown can preserve the tooth’s natural structure, allowing these important processes to take place naturally.

Same Day Crowns
Traditional dental crowns require the help of a dental laboratory who designs and creates the crown itself. The process usually takes around two weeks and requires a second dental appointment to place the final crown. However, same day crowns allow your dentist to skip the laboratory step altogether. This saves patients time, laboratory fees and extra dental appointments.

Your dentist will use specialized technology to take a 3D model of your mouth which transfers to a computer software program. The program allows your dentist to create the design of the crown, then send the design to a machine which carves the crown out of a block of ceramic. Same day crowns only take a few minutes to design and create.

For more information on pediatric crowns, please contact Dr. Richard Knutson and Dr. Matthew Knutson at Knutson Family Dentistry. Call (605) 857-8008 to schedule your child’s appointment for dental crowns today!

By Knutson Family Dentistry
May 08, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Crowns  

While traditional dental crowns do provide a number of amazing benefits, they usually come with a fair amount of hassle too. You have to visit Knutson Family Dentistry at least twice, and you have to wait a few weeks while the impressions are sent to the lab and your crowns are made. The end results are wonderful, but the process can seem a little overwhelming.Dental Crowns

What if you could have beautiful new crowns without all of the hassle? Well, now you can. Knutson Family Dentistry in Vermillion now offers same day crowns that provide all of the benefits without all of the waiting.

How Are Same Day Crowns Made?

Same day crowns are very similar from Knutson Family Dentistry in Vermillion are very similar to traditional crowns, except that they are made in-office instead of in a lab and the impressions are made with a wand instead of traditional molds.

First, the dentist uses a wand with a camera to create a three-dimensional impression of your teeth. The impression is then uploaded to the computer, which suggests a design for the crown. The dentist will tweak the design if needed.

Once the final design is complete, it is sent to the in-office milling machine and the milling machine begins to carve the new crown out of a ceramic block while the patient waits. As soon as the new crown is complete, the dentist can attach it right then and there. The entire process is completed in only one office visit.

What Benefits Do Same Day Crowns Offer?

Same day crowns offer a number of benefits for both the patient and the dentist. They only require one office visit, which saves everyone time. They offer great accuracy and long lasting, natural looking results. They require less of the tooth's remaining structure to be cut away. They don't contain metal, like lab-created dental crowns can, and they offer less chance for complications to arise.

If you need one or more dental crowns but have been procrastinating scheduling an appointment at Knutson Family Dentistry in Vermillion, don't procrastinate any longer. Same day crowns can have you looking and feeling your best in no time at all. Call Knutson Family Dentistry in Vermillion and schedule your appointment for same day crowns today!