same day crowns (Caps)

A same day crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.  A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

Although there are several types of crowns, ceramic (tooth colored crown) are the most popular.  They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.  Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.

Reasons for crowns:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.
  • Tooth has a root canal.

What does getting a crown involve?

A crown procedure usually requires two appointments but with our Cerec technology we are able to prepare and deliver your crown the same day.  At your appointment we will take a series of digital scans of your tooth or area tat we are restoring, along with your opposing teeth and bite.  Once your initial scans are complete we are ready to prepare your tooth for the restoration.

While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Ince these details are accomplished, we will rescan the tooth or area we are restoring and use our CAD/CAM technology to design a new restoration chair side.  The process of making your crown or restoration takes 30 minutes.

Once the crown or restoration is complete we will cement your crown permanently with a resin cement and check your bite.  You will be able to resume normal functions (eating, chewing etc...) once your numbing is gone around 2 hours.

You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.  

for more information on our Cerec technology refer to the cosmetic dentistry section on the procedure tab.