Same-day crowns are also referred to as same-day restorations or chairside crowns. With CEREC technology, the dental crown procedure can be completed in a single visit. A digital mold of your tooth will be made to determine the shape of the new restoration. The restoration will be crafted from tooth-colored material and directly cemented into place. At Dr. Rice Area Dental, no messy impressions will be formed and sent to the lab and no temporary restorations will be given to you to wear while you wait for your permanent dental crown. CEREC crowns will look natural and blend right in with the rest of your smile for beautiful results.
The Procedure for Same-Day Crowns
If your dentist feels that a crown is the best treatment option for your afflicted tooth, the tooth will be prepared for the new crown. This will entail the removal of any decayed or contaminated soft tissue areas.
Your dentist will take a digital image of your tooth to be crowned once it has been prepped. This digital image will then be uploaded to the CEREC machine, which will then do its work! The software will generate a 3D model of your tooth which will be the design for your same-day crown.
When the crown is finished, your dentist will evaluate the fit against your tooth before firmly cementing it, polishing it, and ensuring it looks natural and attractive. If any changes to the crown are required, they can be made before the permanent fitting.
The Advantages of Same-Day Crowns
Same-day crowns offer patients a variety of benefits in comparison to traditional dental crowns. One significant benefit is time. With a same-day crown, you can get your permanent restoration placed and bonded to your tooth in just one appointment. You won’t have to schedule two appointments to fit your dental crown. Since the crown is created on-site, you’ll also be sure it will fit your smile perfectly. In contrast, a traditional crown may require multiple visits so the dentist can evaluate your smile and provide a temporary crown before the final one can be placed.
Same-day crowns also make treatment more comfortable for patients. Since the process only takes a few hours rather than several days, you won’t have to worry about temporary sensitivity issues and discomfort. If you’re dealing with a damaged or missing tooth, this can help alleviate any pain or discomfort you may feel. You can complete the entire procedure in just one visit and get the care you need without suffering through a long recovery process or an uncomfortable mouth. Same-day crowns are meant to be comfortable and provide patients with the care they need in just one quick visit.
The days of wearing an uncomfortable, ugly temporary crown are over. For information about same-day crowns, visit Dr. Rice Area Dental at 3712 Canyon Lake Dr., Rapid City, SD 57702, or call (605) 342-3939.