Same-day crowns are a treatment used to repair a tooth in a single appointment instead of over two. At My Tacoma Dentist - David Wagner DDS, our dentist will use CEREC technology to design, create and place your customized restoration all on the same day. You will walk in with a damaged tooth and leave with a beautiful new one. This saves you time and improves your tooth’s longevity.
What Is CEREC Technology?
CEREC refers to Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. It’s an advanced technology that allows your cosmetic dentist to create and place customized dental crowns in as little as a single appointment. Dentists have used this technology for years and saved countless patients from wearing uncomfortable temporaries for weeks while waiting for their permanent restorations. In the past, if a crown were needed, it would take two or more appointments. During the initial appointment, your dentist would prepare the tooth and take a mold of the affected tooth to send to a lab where the crown would be
Same-Day Crowns vs. Traditional Crowns
Traditional crowns require two visits to the dentist’s office. On your first visit, your dentist will prepare the tooth for the crown by removing some of the enamel layers. X-rays will be taken of the tooth to check its function and need for restoration. The dentist will also make impressions of the tooth to send to a laboratory to fabricate the crown. A temporary crown will be placed on your tooth while the permanent one is manufactured. The second visit will be scheduled around two to three weeks later when the permanent crown is ready. At the second appointment, the temporary crown will be removed and the permanent one placed.
Same-day crowns offer several benefits over traditional crowns. The most significant advantage is that they can be completed in one visit without needing to go through the inconvenience of two appointments. Since no messy impressions are required, there is also no risk of sensitivity after the anesthetic wears off. Another significant benefit of same-day crowns is that there is less room for error because of the digital scanning technology used in the design. Your dental crown will fit more securely onto your tooth than a traditional crown and give you a more natural-looking smile!
Same-day crowns are a great option when you need to restore a tooth quickly and you also want to avoid multiple trips to the dentist’s office over time. For the best dental care tailored to your particular needs, visit My Tacoma Dentist - David Wagner DDS at 1919 N. Pearl St. Suite A-3, Tacoma, WA, 98406, or call (253) 761-5299.