Elite Smiles Dental offers patients same-day crowns, by appointment, utilizing CEREC technology. Our CEREC crowns allow us to modernize and traditional dental procedure using CAD CAM technology. Through this service our patients can leave with a permanent crown within a couple hours without the need of a second appointment. Our same-day crowns are also color matched to your natural teeth allowing for a seamless smile.

A crown is used to strengthen cracked/weak teeth or to fix discoloration. When your appointment begins we will prepare the tooth by thoroughly cleaning it and making sure there is no indication of inflammation around the surrounding gum area. Our highly qualified hygienists will then use a specialized intra-oral camera to take 3D images that will be used to create your permanent crown. Your images will be uploaded into a computer program so that our dentist can review the design and make any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit. Once approved, your crown will be carved from a ceramic block using our in-house machine. We will then prep the new crown and adhere it to your tooth.

With proper oral care our same-day crowns will last, on average, eighteen years. During your routine dental visits, we will check to make sure your crown does not show any signs of wear. Our patients are also pleased to learn that our custom in-house CEREC crowns are also comparable in price to the traditional crowns that we also offer.

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What are Same-Day CEREC Crowns?

CEREC same-day crowns are a great way to have a permanent restoration placed without needing to come in for multiple appointments. Same-day crowns are just as durable as lab-made restorations, but they eliminate the need for a second visit. Crowns are essential for covering teeth that have become damaged or compromised. Your crown will last for many years before replacement is necessary.

Why would Same-Day CEREC Crowns be needed?

The reason you might need a crown is because a tooth has cracked, fractured or broken. You might even have a tooth that has a large, old filling in it that needs to be replaced. Patients who have recently undergone a root canal will benefit from a crown because the root canaled tooth is more susceptible to breaking. Crowns are used to cover a compromised tooth to restore it to its original shape and size.

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The staff and Dr. Gambrell take great care of me. They are super friendly and this office is very comfortable and appealing.

Kevin Porter

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Who is a candidate for Same-Day CEREC Crowns?

Most patients are good candidates for same-day CEREC crowns. We will examine your teeth to determine if a crown is necessary and if it is, it is recommended that it be placed as soon as possible. This prevents further damage to the tooth, which could lead to the need for an extraction. If you have recently had a root canal performed, it is important that you have a crown placed before the tooth breaks or cracks.

What happens during the procedure to make and place Same-Day CEREC Crowns?

We begin by numbing the area of your mouth receiving the crown. This is done by using a safe local anesthetic. We then file down the tooth to make room for the new crown. We take digital impressions of your teeth and surrounding gum tissue. These digital impressions are put into our CEREC machine. The machine creates a permanent dental crown for you while you wait in the office. The crown is then placed, adjusted to improve its fit and you'll be ready to go. CEREC crowns are more convenient and just as long-lasting as typical restorations.

If you'd like to learn more about same-day CEREC crowns and how they work, call our office today to speak with one of our trained professionals.

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