New technology in digital dentistry creates natural-looking crowns, veneers, and fillings in a single dental visit.
Station Dental at Iliff is pleased to offer same-day crowns, fillings, and veneers to qualifying patients. At the forefront of digital dental technology, Station Dental recently incorporated PlanScan into the treatment options available to patients. As a result, Dr. Hutchison can take a digital scan of the patient’s tooth and design and create a custom, permanent restoration in the dental office, all in a single appointment.
“We are so excited to bring digital dentistry to our patients; the range of benefits we can now offer is more comprehensive and convenient,” said Dr. Hutchison. The PlanScan allows the doctors at Station Dental to replace conventional impression methods that include an unpleasant material followed by an uncomfortable waiting period. The clean, fast digital scan is obtained in a few minutes through a series of photographic images taken in the mouth.
The scanned information is then transferred to the design center where a 3D model of the tooth is created chairside. The dentist can then design and customize the restoration to fit the patient’s unique characteristics, after which it is created in a milling unit right in the dental office.
The final result is a natural-looking restoration that beautifully fits the surrounding teeth, making the crown, veneer or filling virtually undetectable. “The elimination of impressions, temporaries, second appointments, and waiting for the permanent restoration revolutionizes the entire dental experience for both the dentist and the patient. Patients will love watching their new tooth come to life, as well as the convenience of same day dentistry,” said Dr. Hutchison. The PlanScan system empowers dentists to treat their patients with dentistry that truly fits their lifestyles.