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Melvin Pierson, DDS, FAGD, FADI -  - General Dentist

Pierson Dental

Melvin Pierson, DDS, FAGD, FADI

General Dentist & Orthodontist and Periodontist located in Sicklerville, NJ

Even if you do everything right to protect your teeth, restorations are sometimes necessary. Make the process as convenient and successful as possible by visiting Dr. Melvin Pierson of Pierson Dental in Sicklerville, New Jersey. Men and women living in Williamstown, Glassboro, Clayton, and Franklinville, can also take advantage of the office’s state-of-the-art technology that revolutionizes dental care with same-day crowns. Call the office or book an appointment online to find out about same-day dentistry.

Same Day Dentistry Q & A

What are same-day crowns?

At many dental practices, the process of getting a crown can take two or three visits. After an initial consultation, your tooth is prepared to receive the crown, an impression is made, and the design is sent to a laboratory for fabrication. You’re then fitted with a temporary crown to wear until your next appointment.

After several weeks, you return to the office to have the permanent restoration put in. You may even need follow-up visits to correct your bite and ensure that the crown is comfortable.

At Pierson Dental, these multiple steps are eliminated. Dr. Pierson offers the revolutionary power of CEREC crowns, a process which fits your teeth with high-quality ceramic dental crowns and other restorations in a single visit.

How do CEREC crowns work?

The CEREC system combines a high-powered camera, computer-aided design, and an in-house milling unit. The camera scans your teeth, and the digital images are transferred to the computer for design. This design is sent to the milling unit, which creates the crown in a short time. It’s ready for Dr. Pierson to cement into place right away. He can adjust your bite within this visit, too, so your smile is restored and ready to go efficiently.

What are the benefits of CEREC crowns?

CEREC crowns are of superior quality. Other benefits of same-day crowns include:

  • No more waiting weeks for your crown to come in from the lab
  • You don’t have to wear a delicate, poorly fitted temporary crown
  • No biting down on impression materials that can cause a gag reflex

CEREC crowns are made of ceramic and match the natural color of your teeth, so they blend right into your smile and there’s no dark-colored metal anywhere.

What are same-day tooth-colored fillings?

At Pierson Dental, Dr. Pierson offers same-day tooth-colored fillings as an alternative to unsightly silver amalgam fillings. The tooth-colored fillings are crafted from composite resin that is precisely shaded to match your natural tooth enamel color.

Composite resin is more flexible than the metal used for fillings, meaning more of your healthy tooth structure can be preserved during the procedure. Dr. Pierson completes the filling process in one visit.

For more information about convenient, same-day restorative dental services, call Pierson Dental or book an appointment online.