Your busy lifestyle may make it difficult to schedule multiple dental appointments to have a dental crown placed. But today, advances in dental technology have allowed us to streamline your visits so you can get on with your busy life.
Dr. Bushong is committed to staying current with the most advanced technology to bring you the highest quality dental care available. Single-visit crowns are an example of an updated technology that can restore your smile in a single visit to our Wausau dental office. We are proud to say that we are one of only two practices in the county that offer state-of-the-art restorations that usually can be completed during one appointment.
Beautiful Results in Just One Appointment
As you probably know, most methods for dental restorations require multiple visits to the dentist. During your first visit for traditional restorations you receive x-rays, local anesthesia, tooth preparation, impressions of your tooth, and finally a temporary crown.
The second appointment requires another injection of local anesthesia, removal of the temporary, and, finally, bonding of the permanent restoration.
CEREC is the only system available today that allows us to quickly and easily place a permanent all-ceramic crown, onlay, or dental veneer in just one appointment. Aside from convenience, CEREC restorations offer other advantages:
- Fewer shots and less drilling
- No messy impressions to worry about
- No temporary crowns
- Durable, metal-free, tooth-colored ceramic
- With CEREC crowns, you retain more healthy tooth structure.
In years past, we had few options for repairing decayed and damaged teeth. With CEREC crowns, we can use durable, tooth-colored ceramic to restore damaged teeth to their natural beauty, strength, and function. The restoration is bonded to your tooth, resulting in a strong, healthy tooth structure.
Singe-Visit Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are a conservative alternative to full dental crowns or traditional dental fillings. A restoration is referred to as an inlay when the material is bonded within the center of a tooth. An onlay is used when the extent of the damage requires inclusion of one or more points of your tooth or full coverage of the biting surface.
They offer a well-fitting, stronger, longer-lasting restoration for tooth decay or similar damage to your tooth. Traditionally, inlays and onlays require several visits, but using CEREC technology, Dr. Bushong can create and place the restoration in just one visit.
Your Partner in Oral Health Care
Our goal is to help you achieve outstanding oral health, but we understand that financial considerations are a big factor in deciding on certain treatments. Dental insurance can be complicated and, like most people, you probably have questions about exactly what your plan covers.
Our knowledgeable team will take the time to guide you through the process so you know exactly what to expect before treatment begins. If you don’t have insurance, we offer CareCredit and optional financing on a case-by-case basis. We also have an in-house membership plan that offers discounts on most services we offer.
If you have questions about CEREC restorations or would like more information about financing your treatment, please contact our Wausau dental office. A helpful member of our team will be happy to assist you.