We value your time and your comfort.
Getting a crown at the dental office used to remind you of messy impression material, two appointments, and a temporary between those appointments that might break or fall of at the most inopportune moment. Not anymore! In many offices (including ours) technology exists where the crown can be made while you are sitting in the chair. A same day crown reduces your time to one single appointment with no need for a temporary! The impression material is also a thing of the past. With this new technology, our impressions are digital (made with an intra-oral camera). So long goop!
What is the Same Day Crown technology and how does it work?
The CEREC milling machine is much like a 3D printer and stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. After we prepare your tooth, we use a special camera to take a picture of this tooth, your opposing teeth, and your bite. The information from these pictures is transferred to a color display on a computer screen as a 3D virtual model. We design the restoration on this computer and then the designed crown is sent to the milling unit where it is manufactured.
You are free to watch TV, read, or just relax in your chair during the manufacturing process. When the crown is ready, it tried in to ensure proper fit, and then it is bonded to over your tooth. That’s all it takes!
The material we use is tooth-colored and comes in a variety of shades to perfectly blend into your smile! For the back teeth we use a lithium disilicate glass-ceramic which acquires a final strength of 360 MPa, making it durable yet very esthetic. The front teeth have an even more esthetic all-ceramic material that displays their true to nature translucency.
If you have any questions about this process, please ask.
Our office is proud to use cutting-edge technology that improves our patients’ overall experience. Patients continue to be amazed and pleased when we prove that one easy appointment is all that is needed! Why wait when we can provide a same day crown today.