Dental Crowns Near You In Urbandale, Iowa
Same-day crowns can help restore your smile right away!
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. Jessica Lawson can even craft a custom, same-day dental crown in just a single appointment using PlanScan E4D technology!
The Convenience of Digital Dentistry
Digital dentistry, using computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing, or CAD/CAM, allows Dr. Lawson to create same-day porcelain dental crowns and other lifelike restorations (using E4D technology). Even traditional cosmetic and reconstructive restorations can be more precisely crafted using digital imaging and measuring.
For integrated dental services, digital technology isn’t focused on making things easier, but rather on making your diagnostic exams and dental procedures as comfortable and efficient as possible. The benefits of digital dentistry include:
- Safer treatment (i.e., less radiation from digital X-rays)
- Strong, lifelike restorations, including veneers and crowns
- Single-visit procedures
- Often no need for temporary restorations
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 ceramics 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 ceramics can replace old, large metal fillings to prevent cracking of the tooth and to make your smile appear more youthful
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.
Frequently Asked Questions About Same Day Crowns
How much does a same day crown cost?
$1579 (with no hidden or added fees for building the tooth structure back up or protecting the nerve). At Lawson Family Dentistry, our promise to you is to NOT bundle additional fees like insurance companies tend to!
How long does a same day crown take?
It depends on your case, but usually only 2-2.5 hours. We maximize your time by doing any other services at the same time including: your hygiene visit, tooth whitening, or other restorative needs while waiting for the last hour for the crown to mail, 3-D print, or cool in our special porcelain oven.
When is the right time to get a crown?
When the tooth is at risk for a fracture or more than one cusp is missing. We always try our best to design an onlay and leave any healthy cusps behind.
Can I get a crown without a root canal?
Yes! In fact, by doing a conservative crown or onlay and leaving more than one cusp behind, you decrease your risk of needing a future root canal by maximizing the amount of enamel left.
Does a same day crown hurt?
Not in Dr. Lawson‘s office! She is excellent at administering pain-free anesthetic and the noisy portion of the appointment with vibrations usually only lasts about 10 minutes.
What does the same day crown procedure look like?
The first half-hour of the appointment is all that the doctor needs to cement the crown. The middle portion of the appointment is digital scanning, designing and waiting for the 3-D printer or mail to mail the shape of the crown out of a block of ceramic. Finally, the patient must then wait for the tooth color to be applied and cool.
Should I have a same day crown or complete the procedure over multiple appointments?
Most of our patients prefer to avoid the sensitivity of a temporary crown by completing the work in one day, usually by taking 1/2 of PTO.
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.