Before same day crowns, all crown treatments took at least two appointments, up to two weeks apart to complete. Same day crowns are prepped, made and delivered all during the same appointment. The technological advancements of this treatment make it easier for patients to get the care they need in the time they expect.
Thanks to high definition digital imaging, your tooth can have a digital “impression” made that is interpreted into electronic data which is then used to create your crown. Down to the most microscopic levels, same day crowns provide accuracy while eliminating additional steps like goopy impressions, model fabrication, and off-site labs. The data is used immediately and transferred into the milling machine located in the office.
In-House Milling Technology
Instead of having a porcelain crown made by coating a base with multiple layers of glaze, same day crowns use a block of resin that is carved by an in-house milling machine. Since all of the information is digital, the machine creates a perfectly fitting restoration every single time. Human error is eliminated. In fact, a same-day crown is almost always more accurate in fit than a hand-made crown that is designed in a professional lab.
The resin used for same day crowns is just as durable and aesthetic as what is used in off site dental laboratories during traditional crown fabrication. A same day crown can be used anywhere in your mouth, because it will withstand the everyday wear that you demand from it.
If you’ve put off your crown because you didn’t think you had time, then it’s time to ask your dentist about a same day restoration.
Posted on behalf of:
Mockingbird Dental Associates
99 Mockingbird Dr
Cartersville, GA 30120
Crowns are essential dental restorations that preserve the integrity and function of the entire tooth. Teeth that have been compromised due to fractures or decay are enclosed by a crown on all surface above the gumlines, allowing the tooth to be used as if it were healthy and normal. In the past, dental crowns took at least 2 appointments for the treatment to be completed, due to the steps that are necessary in the crown fabrication process. With CEREC technology, dentists are now able to provide complete CEREC dental crowns in just one treatment visit instead of waiting 2 weeks between 2 visits.
CEREC is a state-of-the-art technology that allows virtual dental impressions to be taken and scanned into an on-site milling machine located in the same office. The milling equipment interprets the virtual impression into a 3D image and then creates a customized dental crown out of a block of dental grade resin material. In just a short amount of time, a customized, precisely fitted crown is ready for delivery and can be permanently cemented into place on the very same day. In fact, the precision of CEREC equipment makes CEREC crowns fit even more closely to the natural teeth than a crown from a professional dental laboratory.
The color of CEREC crowns is custom shaded to match your other teeth, so that it blends right in with your smile. CEREC crowns are also metal-free, which prevents the annoying metal line around some types of dental crowns. If you prefer to have all of your treatment completed in the same appointment, ask your dentist about whether or not a CEREC crown is right for you.
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