For many, many years, getting a new crown would mean two trips to the dentist office: the first to have the tooth prepared and an impression made, from which the crown would be created by an outside dental lab; and the second two weeks later to be fitted with the permanent crown. During that two weeks, the patient would wear a temporary crown to protect the affected tooth. But today, thanks to a new technology called CEREC®, those days are gone! Now, patients can be fitted with a new permanent crown in just a single visit to the dentist office! We are pleased to offer same-day crowns to our patients from throughout the Taylor, TX, area.
The Procedure Involved with CEREC® Same-Day Crowns
CEREC® technology allows our dental professionals to create your permanent porcelain crown right here in our office, while you wait. The process begins with your dentist preparing the affected tooth by removing any decay present and thoroughly cleaning the surface of the tooth. After that, your dentist will use a digital scanner to create an optical image that will be used to create your crown. Thanks to this remarkable same-day crown technology, you won’t need to have a messy impression made or put up with a temporary crown for two weeks afterwards. With CEREC®, we can create your crown while you wait, so you’ll only have to visit our office once!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CEREC® SAME-DAY CROWNS
For many years, crowns were usually made from some sort of metal material. While that’s still an option for patients, the majority of people prefer porcelain crowns. The reasons are simple: not only are porcelain crowns extremely durable and strong, they also can be made to very closely match the color of your natural teeth. So your same-day crown will hardly be noticeable at all.