Same Day Crowns
A dental crown is used when a tooth is broken or decayed to such an extent that fillings aren't able to repair the problem. The crown is able to provide a protective shell around the damaged or decayed tooth to strengthen it, as well as to improve the appearance of the tooth. They can also help restore a tooth to it's original shape, which is commonly used for teeth that have been broken.
Now, thanks to recent innovations in dentistry and the ever growing field of technology, Dr. Lao can offer our patients same-day crowns. The procedure and preparation of the tooth is virtually the same. However, instead of an impression (mold) taken and sent out to a lab to construct a model and crown, we use our CEREC® equipment to take a digital 3D scan of your teeth. Using the CEREC® software a crown is designed and “milled” in our office while you wait. These crowns are beautiful, precise and durable and there is no longer a need for a temporary crown and return appointment. The entire process is completed in ONE visit.