Same-day crowns are, sometimes called CEREC crowns, made of ceramic material in about an hour. These crowns are custom designed for each patient. These crowns are designed using digital software, which creates an image of the patient’s teeth. This image is used to create a model of the tooth for the crown.
Same-day crowns are made using CAD/CAM technology. That means they are designed using computer imaging software and milled using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technology. This technology allows for a faster, more efficient, and more comfortable dental crown process.
The process starts by reshaping your tooth. Then, your dental team takes impressions of your tooth. This is sent to a lab where your custom crown is fabricated. Finally, your crown is sent back to our office, where your dentist will affix the crown to your tooth.
Same-day crowns have many benefits, such as:
Same-day crowns allow you to avoid a time-consuming second appointment, meaning you won’t have to miss time from work or family commitments. Our CEREC system allows us to prepare and place your crown all in one visit, so you won’t have to wear a temporary crown and return for a second appointment.
Same-day dental crowns provide patients with many restorative benefits. Unlike traditional dental crowns, which need to be manufactured in a dental lab, same-day crowns are made right in our office. This means that patients do not have to wait for weeks to have their crowns placed.
In addition, same-day crowns preserve healthy tooth structures. Patients do not have to worry about any tooth reduction surgery or anesthetic injections, and the natural tooth enamel will be preserved.
Same-day crowns preserve healthy gum tissue. We use CEREC® technology to create customized crowns in just one appointment.
Same-day crowns are made of high-quality porcelain that is strong enough to withstand the daily pressures of chewing. A crown that is properly placed should last for at least a decade and often longer.
However, if the fit isn’t perfect, bacteria may be able to work its way under the crown, where it can cause decay. A dentist may be able to adjust a crown within the same day, but the patient may have to come back if the crown needs to be adjusted a second time.
Having to wait for the restoration to come back from the dental lab can be inconvenient and frustrating. This delay can make your tooth prone to further damage and may result in the need for additional procedures. However, with same-day crowns, you can return to your everyday life with a fully functioning smile in just one day!
Same-day crowns eliminate the need for a temporary restoration. Once the lab has fabricated your crown, your dentist will attach it to your tooth and make any needed adjustments for optimal aesthetics.
To learn more about the same-day crowns we offer at Homeland Dental, contact our dentist in Greensboro and his team at (336) 272-0132 or visit our office located at 1037 Homeland Ave, Greensboro, NC 27405. We will be happy to help you!