Have time to spend 3-6 months getting a conventional crown? I sure hope the answer is NO WAY! This excerpt is from an actual patient who needed two crowns at another office which turned into a costly nightmare. Do a CEREC instead in one visit. It will save you time, money and the need for future root canals!
January 25, 2010 Initial dental appointment with Dr. X
February 9, 2010 Consultation/findings Dr X and cleaning
March 1, 2010 Two teeth drilled and fitted for temporary crowns.
March 16, 2010 Dr. X cancelled my appointment
because permanent crown wasn’t ready
March 23, 2010 Lower right tooth is sensitive to chewing, Dr X
refers me to Dr Y to do consultation for possible root canal therapy
March 31, 2010 Root Canal
April 9, 2010 Dr. X fits upper molar permanent crown. After 2 hours of trying to fit the lower crown, he gives up and puts another temporary crown on.
May 3, 2010 Having some sensitivity to chewing /Dr. X refers me back to Dr. Y
May 6, 2010 Dr. Y says the root canal is fine, but the temporary crown doesn’t fit well. The margins are open, the contact is not good, and that it’s causing the tooth to be irritated. Dr. Y calls Dr. X and explains.
May 13, 2010 Dr. X puts on a third temporary crown.
May 25, 2010 Dr. X finally puts on permanent crown
July 12, 2010 While visiting family out of town, have to go see Dr. Z for ongoing sensitivity with the same tooth. No infection or inflammation are present, but crown is too high. Dr. Z adjusts crown and suggests to see a dentist when I get back to North Carolina if sensitivity persists.
Another dental visit? Seems as if you would have better things to do with your time. CEREC is one visit dentistry. ASK US NOW how to avoid costly and time consuming visits such as these. Call our office and request an appointment today.