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Introducing the latest in Cerec technology: Primescan

Primescan CEREC Technology | Charleston SC Dentist

At James Island Dental Associates, we are excited to introduce our patients to Primescan.  As many of you know Dr. Thomas and Dr. Weir enjoy technological advances in dentistry. We have been using same-day crown fabrication for over many years (BlueCam), so when the newest upgrade (Primescan) became available, we jumped on the opportunity. We no longer have to spray powder on the teeth or wait a long time for designing, but are able to get amazing new crowns ready for bonding in just over an hour! The material of the crowns is the same so structurally they are just as good as the ones we have been placing ...

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3 Benefits of CEREC Technology

Close up of dental crown | Dentist Charleston SC

Dental technology is always evolving and improving, and one of the most significant benefits modern dentistry offers is streamlining procedures. There is no better example of this than CEREC crowns in Charleston, SC.

If you've had a dental crown placed in the past, you probably remember the two long appointments that were required to complete the process. Not to mention the temporary you had to wear for two to three weeks while you patiently waited for your final restoration. If your temporary crown was unreliable and broke or fell out, this meant additional time with your dentist to repair it. This entire process could take upwards of four weeks before you ...

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Why Do I Need a Crown?

Close up of dental crown | Dentist Charleston SC

At James Island Dental Group, we recommend crowns for a variety of reasons, and our patients are thrilled with the results. 

Here are a few reasons why we might recommend a crown:

  • Trauma or decay with extensive damage to teeth
  • A tooth treated with a root canal—a crown makes the tooth sturdier
  • A cracked tooth
  • A tooth that is shorter in proportion to surrounding teeth
  • You want cosmetic results fast

A crown is a tooth-shaped cover placed over your existing tooth. This ceramic cover looks exactly like your natural tooth, and the crown is durable. You can chew food and indulge in all your favorite healthy snacks.

The Benefits of CEREC Crowns

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