Often, when teeth need to be repaired, it takes two dental appointments to complete the process. During the first, teeth are prepared and impressions are made. Then, the model of teeth is sent to a dental lab in which an inlay, onlay, crown, or other restoration is made. This system can feel inconvenient during normal times due to most people’s busy lifestyles. At this time, when we’re staying closer to our usual environments of work and home, or home only, there is even more interest in streamlining dental processes. Same-day dentistry services in our New York, NY office help patients maintain optimal oral health while also minimizing time away from home.
What Is Same-Day Dentistry?
Same-day dentistry is accomplished by utilizing modern technologies in dental imaging, design, and fabrication (milling) within the office. Where dental imaging has historically involved x-rays and impressions, today’s digital technology enables Dr. Siegelman and Dr. Ng to develop a treatment plan guided by immediately-available images. The design and fabrication of dental restorations have been streamlined with the use of CEREC technology. The CEREC system includes imaging, design, and milling all in one, eliminating the need for dental impressions and wait-time. Patients can receive their durable new restorations in the same visit that their teeth are prepared and treatment discussed.
Same-Day Dentistry Offers Significant Advantages
Until now, the primary advantage of same-day dental restorations was that treatment could be conducted more quickly and conveniently. New Yorkers are notoriously proud of being over-scheduled, we know. However, the severity of the novel coronavirus within our city has forced us to rethink how much we get out and about. Many people have questioned whether or not they should even see the dentist during this time. They should. You should. Your dental health is important all the time. Still, why spend more time at the dentist’s office than you absolutely have to? Dr. Siegelman and Dr. Ng deliver the high-quality, durable, lifelike restorations you need to enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile.
Another benefit of same-day dentistry is that it can feel less intimidating and stressful than multiple visits. This is especially valuable for those who don’t like going to the dentist. Our office caters to patients with dental anxiety, and same-day services that get you in and out as quickly as possible is an important aspect of that.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
There may be no time like the present to contact us to schedule your dental appointment. Our office has incorporated stringent sterilizing and sanitizing protocols to keep you safe while we carefully attend to your dental needs. Call (212) 974-8737 to schedule your consultation today!