Today was just another normal day for Bob.
He stopped at the gas station to pick up his morning cup of coffee. He even decided to get a breakfast sandwich while he was there.
At work, he met with a new client, and everything went well. He’s hoping they will have a contract signed by the end of the week.
At lunch, he tried that new pizza place that just opened near his office. They have that deep dish pizza that Bob hasn’t eaten in years.
And this evening, he snuck a couple fresh-baked cookies from the tray where they were cooling. Well, his wife saw him and gave him a mock scolding.
It’s hard to believe that just a few days ago, those same things may not have gone as well. Bob is so glad he made the short drive from Rochester to Forever Young Dentistry in Sterling Heights, MI.
If he hadn’t, he still might be waiting to get a dental crown.
Why Bob Needed A Dental Crown
Bob knew that he had a cavity, but he just didn’t want to admit it. His wife nagged him about going to the dentist, but he wouldn’t do it. (Bob can be kind of stubborn sometimes.)
He changed his mind when his boss needed to make a trip out of town, so Bob would have to meet with what the company hoped would be a new client.
When Bob realized that he would be representing his company, he started to worry about his tooth. Would this be a distraction to the client? Would it convince the client to go somewhere else instead?
Bob didn’t want to take that chance, so when he got home that night he told his wife that he would be going to the dentist soon.
Bob had a cavity once before in his early 20s, and he had gotten filling for that one. But this cavity looks bigger than he remembered that other one becoming.
Learning About Dental Crowns
Bob knew that he needed a quick solution, and he worried that a filling might not cut it. He started doing some research, and he realized there was a good chance that he might need a dental crown instead.
He also was a little discouraged by what he found. He was under the impression from talking to his co-workers that it could take weeks to get a dental crown.
That meant he might not have it in time for his meeting with the new client.
Fortunately, his wife had been doing some research on her own, too. She had been talking with her friends and coworkers about Bob’s situation. She had learned about Forever Young Dentistry.
She learned that Bob could get a dental crown in a single visit to their office. They use the Planmeca Fit System to create same-day crowns.
So, Bob can get his dental crown in plenty of time for his big meeting!
What Is the Planmeca Fit System?
The Planmeca Fit System is an excellent example of putting technology to use for the benefit of our patients.
As Bob learned, it really can take weeks to get a dental crown at many dentist offices. Somewhere else, the dentist will make an impression that will be sent to an outside laboratory, which may not be able to make the crown for weeks. It depends on how many other orders came in before Bob’s.
At another office, Bob would get a temporary crown, which isn’t as strong or as secure as a permanent one. Bob also would have to make a second trip to the dentist when his real dental crown was finished.
That’s not good for Bob, and it’s not good for our patients. We know you would rather do other things than drive back and forth to the dentist office.
If Bob — or you — come to visit us, we can prepare your tooth and make your dental crown with our in-office milling machine while you wait. Before Bob leaves, his permanent crown will be put in place.
He can feel confident that his dental crown looks and functions like a real tooth, and that will help him stay comfortable for his client meeting.
A Practical Solution
The Bob from our story may not be a real patient, but his situation is possible. We have helped many patients get same-day crowns at our dentist office in Sterling Heights, MI, thanks to the Planmeca Fit System.
If you would like to know more about our dental crowns for yourself or someone you love, contact us online or call us at 586-698-7135.