Same Day Dental Crowns An OverviewBeautiful 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 CrownsLess 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 CrownsDental 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.
“Ia am a new patient to Beautiful Smiles. All the staff were very friendly and informative. Dr. Stevens and his staff were very thorough and explained everything they saw and provided education. The atmosphere is calm and inviting for…” Lukas
“I went for a broken tooth and was able to get about four things done I have been putting off! Great service and people! Thanks, Dr. Stevens and gang! You’re the best!” Christopher
“I just got my crown on my new dental implant that Dr. Stevens had placed. It looks so natural and it is so nice not to have a hole in where I had lost a my tooth! I was nervous…” Sharon C.
“I have always had positive experiences with Dr. Stevens and his staff. The quality of the care, attention to details, and professionalism far exceed my expectations. While I once was self-conscious about my teeth, he has helped transform it to…” Michael K.
Same Day Dental Crowns What to ExpectThe 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.
Same Day Dental Crowns FAQs
Does insurance cover CEREC crowns?
Yes, insurance plans can cover part, or all of, the cost of CEREC dental crowns. Ultimately, it is up to your insurance provider to decide how much they will cover. Contact your dental insurance provider for details, or give us a call today. Dr. Stevens accepts most dental insurance in Greenwood, IN.
Are CEREC same-day crowns the same as traditional crowns?
Not necessarily. CEREC is a very specific process and currently only supports ceramic material. On the other hand, traditional dental crowns are made of porcelain, gold, metal, or ceramic. Patients choose CEREC over traditional options because of convenience and for the most natural results.
Can I replace my old dental crowns with CEREC crowns?
Yes. We can replace your old discolored tooth crown with a new CEREC same-day crown. We only recommend this if your current crown is causing you tooth pain issues or issues with your appearance. The dentist can also recommend other cosmetic treatments for your aesthetic needs.