Same-day crowns are specially designed dental crowns fabricated using advanced digital technology. At Healthy Smiles of Saint Louis, our dentist can digitally scan your tooth to create a 3D image of your restoration. This image is then used to design your same-day crown from porcelain, which closely mimics the appearance and function of a natural tooth.
This digital workflow allows your dentist to quickly and conveniently fabricate your custom restoration while you wait for your visit to be over. Also ensures that everything fits perfectly and there are no problems with your restoration fit. With traditional crowns, you must wait several weeks for your permanent restoration while wearing a temporary one. This allows you to restore the function and feel of your smile in just one visit.
The Procedure for CEREC Same-Day Crowns
CEREC same-day crowns use digital imaging technology to design and create dental crowns. The dentist will scan your teeth using a special camera that takes a digital impression of the affected teeth. Then the crown is designed on computer software. In a single dental visit, the fully customized crown is milled from a solid ceramic material right in the dental office. Once designed, the dentist will place the new crown in your mouth to ensure it fits comfortably before permanently bonding it to your enamel. This procedure eliminates the need to take impressions or create a temporary crown. You get a new, beautiful restoration in a single appointment!
The Benefits of Same-Day Crowns
Patients love the convenience of CEREC same-day crowns! They don’t require lengthy preparation, they can be placed in just one appointment, and patients enjoy their natural appearance. Thanks to CEREC technology, there are no temporary restorations to worry about shifting or falling off in between appointments. This allows patients to maintain their regular dental routine while waiting for their new smile to be complete.
Another benefit of CEREC same-day crowns is their durability. With proper care, these dental crowns can last a lifetime because they are made from high-quality ceramic materials. This material can be color-matched to your teeth for a seamless appearance. These crowns are also more robust than traditional crowns made from metal alloys. Metal crowns can chip or break under regular use, but CEREC same-day crowns are strong enough to withstand the daily wear and tear of chewing and biting.
You can think of same-day crowns as the best of both worlds, and you get all of the benefits of a traditional crown with none of the inconveniences of the conventional method. For the best dental care tailored to your unique needs, contact Healthy Smiles of Saint Louis at 4224 Watson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63109, or call (314) 832-1366.