About Single-Visit Dentistry
In some cases, dental restorations require at least two dentist visits to complete, such as when fabrication of the restoration takes place in a dental lab. At Gibson Dental Care, we streamline the restorative process whenever possible and are pleased to offer same-day dental restorations to bring time-saving convenience to Lancaster, PA patients. Single-visit dentistry techniques utilize computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) equipment to create restorations in our office while you wait. Our team uses the highly advanced Planmeca PlanMill® system to make same-day crowns and other restorations. This revolutionary digital dentistry solution creates custom restorations in our state-of-the-art chairside milling machine. To learn more about single-visit dentistry options from our team, contact our Lancaster, PA family dental practice and make an appointment today.
Same-Day Dental Restorations Ideal Candidates
Same-day restorations at Gibson Dental Care allow you to complete your restorative treatment in one visit. Though we commonly use the PlanMill system for same-day dental crowns, we may incorporate this advanced approach into other restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments as well. With same-day dental solutions, you can often avoid the need for multiple dental appointments, messy and uncomfortable impressions, and the need to wear temporary restorations. PlanMill restorations may also be beneficial if you have a dental emergency, such as a chipped crown or tooth, or need to complete a single dental implant procedure with a custom crown.
The Same-Day Treatment Process
A single-visit dentistry procedure will begin with our team preparing your tooth by removing any decay or damaged tooth structure that may be present. Once your tooth is prepared, we will then take a digital impression of the area, which involves a quick, comfortable scan free from messy impression materials. After the scan is uploaded into our software system, we will custom-design your new restoration according to the ideal shape, size, and shade, and use our on-site milling machine to create it. Our PlanMill machine generates precise restorations of the highest quality, natural-looking materials to bring health, strength, and cosmetic appearance back to your smile. When the restoration is complete, we will cement it in place to your tooth and make any adjustments to ensure a proper fit.
After Same-Day Procedures
Once your single-visit restoration is in place, it is imperative to maintain a good home dental hygiene regimen. We also recommend that you schedule routine dental exams and cleanings at least twice each year at our office in Lancaster, PA. At each appointment, our clinical team will assess your restoration and make any necessary adjustments to help keep your smile healthy and comfortable. If cared for correctly, ceramic dental restorations can remain in place for many years.
Single-Visit Smile Solutions
We understand that your time is important, and several follow-up appointments are sometimes not an option. For this reason, we are pleased to offer our patients the convenience of PlanMill one-visit restorations. Without compromising quality, our highly trained team can complete your treatment in one appointment with a custom dental crown or other restoration. Get in touch with Gibson Dental Care in Lancaster, PA to schedule your appointment and learn more about the benefits of same-day dental technology.