At one time, a dentist saying you needed a crown meant you had to clear your schedule for two to three visits in order to undergo preparation and placement. You also had to wear a temporary crown in between visits. However, we can now use advanced technology to create and place one same-day!
Repairing Your Smile
A dental crown covers the visible portion of your tooth and allows us to treat a number of cosmetic and restorative issues. We can repair teeth that have become chipped, broken or fractured. We can also address advanced decay or infection. We can reshape malformed teeth, lengthen worn down teeth, anchor dental bridges in place, and even restore single tooth dental implants. We can return your smile to optimal health and function.
Creating and Placing Crowns in One Visit
We begin by preparing the tooth, which involves removing a small amount of tooth structure. We then use intraoral cameras to take images, which are then uploaded into a computer and used to create a 3D model of the tooth. We can design the restoration and use the special E4D machine to mill the restoration from a solid block of ceramic. Next, we check the fit and then place the completed restoration using a powerful bonding agent. The entire process, from start to finish, only takes one sitting.
Maintaining Your Same-Day Crowns
After placement you can take steps to ensure the appearance and durability of your restoration. We recommend brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing each night before bed. You can also see us regularly for checkups and cleanings, which allow us to monitor your restoration and also remove plaque buildup that could potentially threaten it. If you have any questions about same-day crowns or the E4D system, then contact our team today. We can help restore the appearance, function, and health of your tooth in just one visit.
Do You Have a Tooth in Need of Repair?
Dr. Lawson and our team can place custom-made restorations to repair your smile. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our sleep dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366.