How Do You Create Same-Day Crowns?

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Did you know that we can create a restoration in a single visit? In the past, placing a crown meant at least two to three visits. However, we can use CAD/CAM technology to create and place them in one visit, restoring your smile without interrupting your already hectic schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions About Same-Day Crowns

Question: How do you create one?

Answer: We first need to prepare the tooth, which means removing a small amount of tooth structure and then taking detailed digital impressions. We use the images gathered to create a 3D model, which we then upload into the CAD/CAM E4D machine. The machine then mills the crown from a solid block of ceramic. Once complete, we check the fit and make any necessary adjustments. We place the completed restoration using a powerful bonding agent, all in a single visit.

Question: Will the restoration look natural?

Answer: Yes! We use ceramic because the material can be shaded to blend with surrounding teeth. Once in place, no one will be able to tell you have a restoration. In addition, the material is also stain-resistant and able to withstand serious bite forces and pressure. Your new restoration can potentially last for decades with proper care and attention.

Question: What problems can they address?

Answer: We can place them to repair broken, chipped, or fractured teeth. They also address malformed or misshapen teeth and lengthen worn down teeth. We can place them to ask permanent discoloration or to secure a dental bridge. We’ve placed them to restore a single tooth dental implant as well. As you can see, we can address a variety of cosmetic and restorative issues in a single visit with a custom-made dental crown. If you have any questions about our same-day crowns, or if you think your smile could benefit from one, then contact our team today.

Do You Have Questions About Same-Day Crowns?

Dr. Lawson and our team can restore your smile in a single visit with lifelike dental crowns! To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our sleep dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366.