Same-day crowns are a restoration using Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) technology. A crown is a restoration that covers a tooth that has been chipped or damaged. A CEREC crown is a restoration that can be completed in one dental visit versus multiple visits needed for conventional crowns. It is similar to a regular crown in that it can also be used for cosmetic purposes, such as covering a tooth that is misshapen or discolored.
The crown is milled from a solid block of ceramic, making it a long-lasting restoration. It is customized to fit the patient’s unique smile, so it fits comfortably and securely. It is made to look natural, so patients don’t have to worry about it standing out in their smiles.
Is Same-Day Crown Right For You?
If you have damaged or decayed teeth that need repair but can’t be fixed by fillings or dental bonding, you may need dental crowns. And if you have a very tight schedule and can’t afford to take time out for multiple dental visits, same-day crowns are best for you.
What Happens During a Same-Day Crown Procedure?
The same-day crown procedure takes place right in the dental office. After the dentist prepares your teeth for restoration, we will take an optical impression of your teeth. This optical impression is then stored digitally, and the dentist will be able to access it directly.
The dentist will then use computer-aided design (CAD) software to design your restoration based on that impression. The software takes the data from the optical impression and uses it to build a 3D image of your tooth. Using this information, the dentist can design your restoration. Once everything is ready, the data is sent to an in-office milling machine. The restoration is milled out from a ceramic block in about 15 minutes. After that, it is placed onto the tooth that is to be restored.
How Should Care For Your Same-Day Crowns?
Same-Day Crowns are the perfect solution for repairing a single tooth and restoring your smile. With a crown, your dentist can restore your natural tooth’s function and appearance. Once placed, caring for your crown is the same as caring for your natural teeth. While your crown is durable, it is important to practice good oral hygiene and come in for regular checkups to ensure your crown will last for years to come.
To learn more about our dental services or to schedule a consultation with our dentist at our practice located at 2711 S Parker Rd., Aurora, CO 80014, you can either contact us via email or call H&M Family Dentistry at (303) 353-9611. We will be happy to assist you further.