Dental Crown in an Hour was recently mentioned in an examiner.com article written by Robin Wulffson, M.D. – LA Health Examiner. In it, he wrote the following:
Anyone who has undergone the placement of a dental crown is aware that the procedure requires two visits to the dentist. At the first visit, the tooth is rid of the decayed area and a temporary crown is placed. Two to three weeks later, a return visit is necessary for placement of a permanent crown. I’m sure many dental patients have wondered whether the whole process couldn’t be accomplished in a single visit. It can! To obtain the latest information on the procedure, I interviewed Marcelo W. Mattschei, DDS whose practice is located in Naples, Florida.
For the procedure, Dr. Mattschei uses the Sirona Dental Systems’Cerec machine. He told me that at his facility, an excess of 2,000 restorations are performed each year and he assured me the quality was comparable to traditional crowns. He explained that with the current generation computer-aided design (CAD) CAD, porcelains and staining options have similar esthetics to the traditional techniques. The process begins with the dentist using a wand with a camera on the end that uses reflected light to create a three-dimensional picture of the tooth and adjacent teeth. The software suggests a design for the crown, which the dentist can tweak. A mouse click sends the design to the milling machine, which sculpts the tooth from a small block of ceramic.
I asked Dr. Mattschei about the cost of the procedure. He told me that the crowns made in his office typically range from $695 to $995. Nationally dentists charge an average of $1,200 – $1,400 for traditional crowns and in some boutiques practices, 50 – 75% more for same day crowns. I asked him if the procedure was available in the LA area. There are dentists in the city and surrounding areas that provide same day crowns; however, most employee the technology in a concierge setting and charge customers a premium for the service.
Dr. Mattschei founded Dental Crown in an Hour (DCIAH), which is an established dental service organization based in Naples, Florida, with strategic operations throughout Southwest Florida. He noted that he embraced the new technology because he envisioned a better delivery model for dentistry when he experienced first-hand how unaffordable dentistry had become.
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