Single-Appointment Dental Crowns

With an array of advanced dental materials and technology, modern restorations are often crafted to address a specific area of your tooth while leaving the rest of the tooth relatively untouched. Sometimes, however, the best approach is to completely shield the tooth so that it can remain in place without suffering further damage to its structure. Dental crowns may be one of the oldest forms of restorative dentistry, but today’s versions are also among the most highly customizable options. Today, dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials to suit every patient’s unique needs and preferences. In some cases, Dr. Lawson can even craft a custom dental crown in just a single day using PlanScan E4D technology!

The Benefits of Same-Day Crowns

The main purpose of a dental crown is to restore function, but we believe that all dentistry should have an esthetic element to it. That’s why Dr. Lawson typically utilizes the most lifelike materials, such as porcelain, zirconia, and E-Max. Dental porcelain and other highly realistic materials are tinted to match the precise color and shade of your teeth to create the most lifelike results. The materials are also semi-translucent, and when layered, can reflect light in the same way as healthy, natural tooth enamel.

For optimal convenience and lifelike results, Dr. Lawson also utilizes innovative technology to create customized, lifelike dental crowns in a single visit. The Planscan system allows us to digitally measure the appropriate tooth, and then send those measurements to an on-site milling machine that crafts your dental crown out of durable dental porcelain. With the ability to receive your restoration in just a single appointment, same-day dental crowns offer a number of benefits, including:

  • Fewer visit to our office, which means less time off from work/school.
  • No need to wear a temporary crown while your permanent one is being created.
  • Highly-lifelike results thanks to the customizable, realistic appearance of dental porcelain.
  • A high-tech solution that doesn’t require uncomfortable dental molds.
  • A healthier and more confident smile in significantly less time.

Dental crowns are most often used to revitalize and rejuvenate smiles that have damaged or significantly decayed teeth. In some cases, a custom dental crown can also be coupled with a dental implant post to replace a lost or extracted tooth.

If you have a compromised tooth, then find out which lifelike dental crown is the best option for you. Speak with Dr. Lawson by scheduling a consultation today! Call our dental office in Urbandale, IA, today at 515-278-4366.