Same-day crowns, also known as CEREC® crowns or chairside crowns, involve fabricating a custom restoration using CAD/CAM technology. Same-day crowns are fabricated in-office in a single visit rather than over multiple appointments. As a result, patients can receive the restorative crown they need faster and more conveniently.
Same-day crowns are ideal for treating specific indications such as broken-down fillings, cracked teeth, worn molars, and decayed teeth. At Serenity Dental, we customize these crowns according to the unique specifications of your smile. This is to make the crown blend seamlessly with the rest of your natural teeth and make a smile that looks completely natural.
Traditional lab-based restorations require several visits over several weeks and removing a significant amount of tooth structure to accommodate their fabrication. With same-day crowns, we place an abutment, mold your teeth, and place the custom ceramic restoration within a single appointment.
The Advantages of Same-Day Crowns
You don’t have to schedule multiple appointments for your treatment or wear a temporary dental crown for weeks while you wait for a permanent one to be created in the laboratory. During your appointment, our dentist will prepare your tooth for restoration and then scan the prepared tooth using a scanner connected to a computer. The dentist will then design your crown on the screen using special software. After the design is finalized, the information will be sent to the in-office milling unit, where your crown will be milled from a solid ceramic block that same day.
Second, it offers the best possible fit in your mouth. Your dentist takes a series of digital impressions of the prepared teeth. These images are used to fabricate a custom-made crown that perfectly fits over your tooth. This ensures that the crown will not fall off or irritate your gums and that the bite is as comfortable as possible.
And finally, a same-day crown offers the most aesthetically pleasing option for restoration. When the restoration is fabricated in the dental office, your dentist can carefully match the color of your new crown to the natural shade of your teeth.
The Same-Day Crowns Procedure
Using a unique CAD/CAM machine and high-quality ceramic material, our dentist can design and fabricate your crown right in the office. Our dentist will first take X-rays of your teeth to see the overall structure and ensure there are no underlying problems. Then, our dentist will use this machine to take detailed images of each tooth and design the crown accordingly.
Once the design is ready, the ceramic material will be milled into the proper shape for your mouth. A natural-looking color will be chosen to match your smile. Finally, our dentist will permanently bond your new crown onto your tooth using a strong dental adhesive.
For more information about same-day crowns or to schedule your next appointment visit Serenity Dental at 15701 East Sprague Ave. Suite F, Spokane Valley, WA 99037; or at 12 E Rowan Ave. Suite 4, Spokane, WA 99207. Please call (509) 919-1471 or (509) 483-2264, respectively, to schedule an appointment at either location.