When other dental practices provide patients with porcelain restorations such as veneers and crowns, they often require patients to schedule multiple appointments and in-between, use a temporary restoration until the final one comes in from the dental laboratory. At Dream Dentistry, we understand that our patients have busy lifestyles and want to make restorative dental work faster and more convenient. This includes offering one visit crowns, veneers, and bridges at our Longview, WA area practice.
What is one visit dentistry?
One visit dentistry means that patients can have dental restorations planned, prepared, and placed during a single appointment at Dream Dentistry. This is highly desirable by our patients because it saves time and money, and eliminates patients having to come back to have a temporary restoration removed. Dr. William Lesh creates the restorations in the office by taking digital impressions of the prepared teeth and converting them into CAD/CAM software. This digital image is then processed by our CEREC machine which mills the final restoration out of a block of porcelain-all while patients wait in the chair! One visit dentistry has completely changed the process required for fabricating and placing dental restorations and continues to be a popular option for our patients.
What can I expect during my CEREC one visit dentistry appointment?
● Diagnosis. First, Dr. William Lesh will diagnose the patient’s unique situation to determine if a dental restoration can help restore the tooth.● Preparation. Second, the tooth is prepared depending on the restoration being placed.● Imaging. Third, digital impressions are taken and converted into the CAD/CAM software.● Creation. Fourth, with these digital images, the CEREC system creates the restoration right in the office in less than 15 minutes!● Placement. Fifth, the dentist bonds the new restoration onto the prepared tooth to complete the process.
Learn about the advantages of one visit dentistry!
If you reside in the area of Longview, WA or the surrounding communities and need dental restorations, we strongly encourage you to book an appointment with Dr. William Lesh of Dream Dentistry to discuss your options. We are located at 950 14th Avenue and accept new patients who call our facility at (888) 449-2086 for a visit.