Same-day dental crowns allow dentists to protect and restore damaged teeth in a single appointment. They are most often used to restore teeth that have been broken or cracked by an oral injury, or to treat a cavity that is too deep to restore with a filling. Restoring a damaged tooth with a same-day crown, like CEREC or PlanScan, helps prevent complications that can occur with temporaries or multiple appointments, and gives you a permanent dental solution quickly. Patients facing busy schedules or a dental emergency may greatly benefit from same-day crowns.
26% of all adults (ages 20-64) have untreated tooth decay. Same-day crowns are the best way to treat extensive decay and save your tooth.
To begin, your dentist will examine and prepare your tooth to create a stable base for your new crown.
Your dentist will use a hand-held intraoral scanner to scan the inside of your mouth. This scanner creates a 3D digital image of your mouth and your teeth.
The scans are converted into digital impressions that your dentist uses to mill your same-day crown, right in the office.
Once the crown is ready, and your dentist has cleaned and prepared your tooth, the crown will be checked for fit and adjustments will be made, if necessary.
After final adjustments, your dentist will use a powerful dental cement to bond your crown into place permanently, restoring your smile and your bite.
Our advanced CAD/CAM technology crafts crowns in minutes. Plus, the entire procedure usually only takes 1-2 hours from start to finish. Same-day treatment saves the patient time and expense of multiple trips to the dentist’s office. And receiving treatment same-day is a great solution in emergency situations or for those with busy schedules.
Skip the awkward temporary caps. With same-day crowns, there’s no need to deal with ill-fitting temporary caps as you wait for a lab to manufacture your permanent crown. One crown is made and placement is done the same day. CEREC, PlanScan, and other CAM/CAD technologies and software create custom crowns to match your tooth perfectly, so you can walk away with a comfortable, beautiful, and durable crown the same day you walk in for treatment.
Using an intraoral scanner, your doctor will take digital impressions of your teeth before preparing your tooth for treatment. These scans are sent to the in-office milling machine, which produces your same-day crown. At no point are messy impressions necessary to achieve a beautiful, custom-made same-day crown.
Stainless steel crowns are typically used to restore baby or primary teeth in children.
Most same-day crowns can be completed within 1 to 2 hours.