Dr. Nammy Patel of San Francisco Green Dentistry discusses one-visit crowns created with a 3D printer.
How many visits does it typically take to get crowns?
In my practice, it only takes one visit to get a crown.
One? That’s it?
That’s it. And the beauty of that is because we have a 3D printer. And what that does, we take an image of the existing tooth, and we’re able to use a 3D milling unit, and then we bake it, and then — voila — you have a whole new crown, which is awesome, because you don’t have to worry about getting numbed up again. Also, time effective, cost effective, and it’ll last a really long time.
A graduate of the University of Southern California and the University of California’s School of Dentistry, Dr. Patel is a leader in the movement to bring environmental sanity and well-being into the dental world. As a trusted dentist, Dr. Patel provides her patients with more than just world-class dental care — she helps them recognize the vital connection between dental health and whole body health. She is also a ForbesBooks and Amazon best-selling author.