Conventional Option for Restorative Conditions
Dental treatments to preserve the integrity of the tooth include direct composite resin, crowns, veneers and inlays/onlays.
These treatments require drilling the tooth to remove the cavity (caries), cleaning and preparing the tooth to receive composite (bonding) material or a laboratory made restoration to prevent harmful elements from permeating what remains of the tooth and keep the tooth structure intact.
Conventional treatment for a restoration includes making an impression for fashioning the crown, inlay/onlay or veneer and sending this to an outside lab for fabrication. A temporary is placed in the patient's mouth as a substitute until the fabricated crown, inlay/onlay or veneer returns from the laboratory which is normally a several week period. The patient returns for the placement of the crown, inlay/onlay or veneer.
We offer this conventional option to our patients if their schedule does not permit same-day placement. Learn more about Same-Day Dentistry.