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A Crown in One Day…Eh?

In Dental Humor - Oxymoron? on April 7, 2011 at 4:30 AM

In our ongoing efforts to promote socially connected and locally identifiable dentistry, we look north to Regina, Saskatchewan. That’s right. Regina. Saskatchewan.

It’s better than Saskatoon. Or is it?

We might get in trouble for that; if we were talking hockey or any other provincially based hot button issue for sure. But we’re not, we’re talking dentistry. And in the interest of having a little fun at the expense of our upstairs natural resourcefully gifted neighbor, we bring you this bit of technology meets dentistry – single visit dental crowns.

Straight off the presses of The Regina Leader-Post, comes this story on single visit dental crowns and CAD/CAM dentistry.

Basically the term single visit dental crown means we (as dental patients) can now have our dental crown ready to go into our mouths in one office visit. Normally the process for dental crowns takes at least two office visits, on top of what previously required the usual two weeks for the dental lab to fabricate the actual crown. This can all now be done chairside in the dental office with CAD/CAM technology.

Guess what?

They actually do this stuff in the States too. For more information on what crowns are made of, and reasons why we may need a dental crown, click here.

That’s a pretty significant amount of time saved; and with technological advances of today becoming commonplace tomorrow, could we assume the financial savings are sure to follow?

Assume that one eh?

It’s our guess that sometimes a single visit crown makes sense if the person and all other variables equals a good candidate. And sometimes the traditional method may fit best. Be sure to ask your dentist about the pros and cons of single visit dental crowns, and how CAD/CAM dentistry can benefit your situation. Your dentist is the most qualified person to answer that question. Maybe even use their Facebook page to ask your most burning dental crown question?

Sounds crazy…until you need a crown.

P.S. – we sincerely hope no Canadians were harmed while reading this.

P.P.S. – Raise your hand if you think that video was for dentists only!

That little voice is saying…”nobody is reading this anyway.”

It’s Almost the End of 2010 – Did You Use all of Your Dental Insurance Benefits?

In Dental Care on December 28, 2010 at 4:00 AM

We don’t mean to belabor the point…but we will.

Take advantage of your dental insurance coverage; make sure you’ve used your entire benefit amount before the end of the year. Insurance benefits do not rollover from year to year, so it is up to you to keep track.

Maybe a last-minute cleaning that was missed and never rescheduled, or finally taking care of that temporary crown that’s 4 months overdue, whatever it is just make sure you’re using the maximum benefit allowed to you every year – you’re paying for it already, use it!

In most cases, the insurance companies won’t notify you to let you know that you have available benefits remaining – and about to expire. Don’t waste your hard-earned money, check your plan or contact your dentist for any 2010 remaining balances.

Wedding Day Dental Nightmare!

In Dental Humor - Oxymoron? on October 30, 2010 at 4:00 AM

More from the celebrity dental gossip column…The Ellen DeGeneres show is really highlighting some celebrity dental issues lately. And we’d like to take this time to further broadcast what would surely be a wedding day nightmare for anyone.

According to the Ellen interview, singer and actress Hilary Duff bit into a bagel and on the morning of her wedding day and lost a tooth. The day was saved when the wedding planner’s sister’s husband came to the rescue and repaired what turned out to be a broken crown. Turns out he is a dentist. And how about this for more craziness, Hilary Duff is now married to Mike Comrie – a professional hockey player with the Pittsburgh Penguins. You think he knows a thing or two about missing teeth?

If you want to learn more about what to do in case you lose a crown, click here – or go back and read our August 19th posting.

We’re happy to report, both newly repaired crown and bride made it to the wedding ceremony on time!