Dental procedures have literally been revolutionized since the introduction of computer-assisted design – computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology for the dentist office. Now, same-day dentistry encompasses a wide variety of restorative dental treatments. According to the abstract from a journal article published by the American Dentistry Association (ADA):
The in-office application of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) has evolved continually across 25 years, and material enhancements made in conjunction with this evolution have improved the speed and precision with which dentists can place high-quality, esthetic restorations for almost every dental application.
In the past, most common restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as; crowns, implants, bridges, even dental veneers – required multiple dental visits and procedures and resulted in significant time in which patients awaited their new smile. Those were the dark ages of dentistry. Read on to learn about the modern dental practices we provide.
Same-Day Dentistry Services
At our family dentistry in Vancouver, we can complete many of these ceramic dental restorations within minutes, using newer technology. This means you can have many of these treatments done in just one dental visit! The following is a short list of benefits provided by CAD/CAM dentistry:
- No need for temporary restorations
- Minimally invasive
- Less discomfort and fewer injections
- High-quality ceramics
- More of the natural tooth is saved in comparison to traditional procedures
- Less dental appointments
- Restorations designed to last long-term
- Biocompatible solutions
If you are one of the many patients who become nervous for any type of dental procedure, you can rest easy to get it all done in one visit. Plus, this efficiency can also reduce your overall dental work costs. Let’s review what types of same-day dental procedures we offer at Padden Dental.
These dental tools are the core of our same-day dentistry services. Our hand-held digital imaging cameras take the visualizations of your teeth and mouth in a non-invasive and comfortable manner. Then, those images are uploaded in the CAD machine that allows us to quickly construct your dental treatments, that are then sent to our CAM equipment that mills your ceramic treatment within minutes.
Same-Day Fillings, Bonding, and Crowns
At Padden Dental, we are committed to providing patient-focused, high-quality dental care. In order to achieve this goal, we believe that providing the most efficient treatments is a core principal in this offering. The technology we provide, right here in our Vancouver dental office, gives us the ability to create, design, and mill tooth-colored fillings, bondings, and ceramic crowns in a single visit.
Implants, In-lays, On-lays and Bridges
Our in-house equipment is the most modern, best technology available in restorative dentistry. Ceramic dental implants, in-lays, on-lays and dental bridges can be constructed for our patients during a same-day visit with our CAD/CAM dentistry equipment. However, depending on the candidate, we often send out the bridge development to a specialized lab for construction, which will take more than one day.
At Padden Dental, we can’t wait to meet you! If you are in need of restorative dental work, and you want to take advantage of our same-day technology, schedule your appointment today!