Same Day Dental Crowns An Overview
Beautiful Smiles can provide you with same-day dental crowns for your convenience!
Through the use of CEREC technology, which combines 3-D digital imaging, CAD/CAM technology, and a sophisticated in-office milling unit, Beautiful Smiles can produce CEREC all-porcelain crowns in a single dental appointment.
Dental crowns are known as “caps” because they cover the tooth entirely. They restore strength and allow a patient to keep their natural tooth root in place to avoid the effects of tooth loss.
A dental crown can also be used as a prosthetic tooth and secured to a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth. There are many benefits to getting a crown on the same day as your general dental visit near Greenwood.
Advantages of CEREC – Same-Day Crowns
Less tooth sensitivity: the crown material matches the composition of the natural tooth structure. When you consume hot or cold substances, the restoration and tooth expand and contract together, unlike conventional crowns, minimizing sensitivity.
Time-saving: You only need one appointment for a CEREC crown. When you leave, you have your new, permanent crown. By comparison, conventional crowns require two separate appointments before you have your permanent crown. For 2 to 3 weeks, the patient wears a temporary crown while an external lab makes a conventional crown. The temporary crown is more susceptible to breaks or similar complications.
Stronger teeth: the milled porcelain used for a CEREC crown is stronger than traditional, lab-fabricated crowns.
Aesthetics: similar to natural teeth, CEREC crowns allow light to pass through, resulting in a more natural-looking appearance.
Natural: the CEREC 3-D technology copies the original tooth more accurately than traditional impressions used to fabricate conventional crowns. The result is a crown that is a near-copy of the natural tooth.
The Uses of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are one of the most useful tools a dentist has at their disposal. They treat a variety of both restorative and cosmetic dental concerns. Professional teeth whitening is the usual choice to treat discolored teeth. But not all stains respond to traditional whitening treatment. We color-match dental crowns to match the shade of white you desire. They completely cover a natural tooth, so the discoloration is completely hidden from view.
This is the case with misshapen or broken teeth, too. Depending on their location, misshapen teeth can cause problems with speaking or eating. Broken teeth are painful and also impact the tasks your mouth can perform. A dental crown is shaped so that it blends in with the rest of your natural teeth in size and shape but without defects.
A dental crown is a great choice to stabilize a tooth. When we perform a root canal, the tooth is refilled and sealed off. However, we want to ensure that you get the full use of your tooth back. A dental crown allows us to fortify that tooth. It also provides an extra bit of protection against bacteria getting back into the tooth.
Dental bridges utilize natural teeth to anchor them. This puts a lot of wear and tear on these support teeth, making them erode faster than they naturally would. They’re more likely to succumb to tooth decay as well. We recommend dental crowns to fortify these anchor teeth. The crowns take on all of the stress so that your natural teeth aren’t harmed.
Lastly, a dental crown is an ideal choice to complete a dental implant restoration. An implant topped with a dental crown both looks and feels the most natural, blending in perfectly with the rest of your smile.
Same Day Dental Crowns What to Expect
The process of getting a dental crown is simple and painless. Dr. Stevens will begin by preparing your affected tooth for the crown. The dentist coats the prepared tooth with a white powder, which enhances the ability to capture a digital image of the tooth.
We capture images of the prepared tooth with a 3-D camera and upload them to the CEREC computer.
We design the crown using CEREC’s CAD/CAM technology. Dr. Stevens may modify it in order to achieve the best crown design. We send this information to the in-office milling unit, which fabricates the crown in about 6 minutes.
We temporarily place the crown on your tooth to ensure proper fit. If it fits securely, we will polish it and cement it onto the tooth for a permanent fit.
Patients can leave with a fully restored, comfortable, and permanent solution for a damaged or decayed tooth.
Schedule a Dental Exam & Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about dental crowns near Indianapolis, Indiana area dentist office, schedule an appointment with Dr. Stevens. We are currently welcoming new patients of all ages.