A crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that can be placed over a tooth that has been weakened by decay, injury, or cosmetic issues. It covers the entire surface of the tooth and restores it to its original shape and size. A crown can also be used to protect chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth. Dental crowns can be made out of a variety of materials, including metal alloys, porcelain, ceramic, and zirconia.
Most dentists prefer to try to save a natural tooth whenever possible, but a damaged or decayed tooth will often require removal if it cannot be repaired with a filling or root canal therapy. In those cases, preparations are made for the crown at a dental lab before being fitted over the tooth at a second appointment. However, CEREC same-day restorations make it possible to complete your treatment with one visit to the dentist’s office. Instead of waiting several weeks for a lab-created restoration to be made, your crown can often be designed, created, and placed all in one day.
A same-day crown is a type of dental crown that can be prepared and placed in a single visit. With traditional crowns, patients must wait two weeks between their consultation and their placement appointment. But with CEREC same-day crowns, you and the dentist can both see the final result on the same day as your first appointment.
The restoration process begins during your visit to the dentist’s office. If your dentist has already created a 3D image of your prepared tooth, the CEREC machine uses this image to create your new restoration. Otherwise, it only takes about 10 minutes to create a digital impression.
After the design is complete, the crown is milled out of a single block of ceramic material. It only takes a few minutes for your dentist to finish this process. Then, you can enjoy your improved smile right away!
Same-day crowns are a great option if you have a big event coming up soon or if you want to improve your smile as quickly as possible. In addition, since the procedure is fast, you won’t need to wear a temporary crown while you wait for your permanent one.
To learn more, call A Better Smile Dentistry at (505) 208-0505 and schedule an appointment with the dentist or visit us at 475 Coors Blvd NW, Ste A, Albuquerque, NM 87121. We will guide you further.