Same Day Crowns
What used to take 2 weeks, now only takes 2 hours. Ready to get that tooth fixed?
Same Day Crown In Orange County
In the past, getting a crown required wearing temporary crowns made of plastic and making many trips to the dentist. The method used now is one that is not only quicker but also simpler and more efficient. Dr. Nishimura is able to produce and insert a dental crown that is permanent in just one visit thanks to the innovative CEREC® technology. It is more effective, in addition to being simpler and quicker.
CEREC® has revolutionized the restorative process. It was created with the patient in mind in order to make a visit to the dentist as pain-free as possible. Some of the benefits to using CEREC® are:
- Most procedures can be done in one visit – less costly and less time-consuming
- Less painful injections due to single-visit
- No need to take messy impressions
- No need to have a temporary restoration for in-between visits
- Ability to save as much natural tooth structure as possible
- Longer lasting restorations – may last over 10 years
- Restores teeth to natural beauty, function and strength
- Metal-free restorations
What Are The Benefits?
Same-day crowns for teeth are the most convenient option. You won’t need a temporary crown or have to wait weeks for the permanent one to be returned from the lab. Also, you just have one dentist visit.
Additionally, you will enjoy increased comfort. If you’re concerned about discomfort and crowning teeth, remember that same-day crowns require fewer injections than traditional crowns. In addition, your dentist can create a crown model using a computer scanner instead of the unpleasant impression putty.
You also have a better chance of avoiding future tooth decay. This is because temporary crowns that do not fit well and allow bacteria to enter the tooth more easily are avoided.Learn More About CEREC®
How Do Traditional & Same Day Crowns Costs Differ?
If you’re deciding between same-day crowns and regular crowns, you’re likely wondering which option is more costly. In some instances, the cost of ceramic crowns created at the dentist’s office or in a lab is comparable.
However, traditional crowns made of metal or porcelain can be more costly. Porcelain crowns are estimated to cost between $800-$3,000, while metal crowns range in price from $850-$2,500.
Your out-of-pocket costs will ultimately be determined by our fees and your insurance benefits. You can typically obtain a cost estimator from a dental insurance company or by contacting your dental clinic directly.
However, you may save money with a same-day crown because one dental appointment is less expensive than two. Depending on your insurance plan, this might represent the difference between one and two copays.
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns are used when a tooth has a very large filling that exceeds the natural tooth structure, your tooth had root canal therapy or for cosmetic reasons.
Dental crowns have many applications. The first is to be installed over a damaged tooth to cap the existing structure, which restores the damaged tooth so it can be used normally. Crowns can also be attached to dental implants to replace missing teeth; these implants will be surgically inserted into the jawbone and serve as the root for the tooth. This procedure keeps the crown steady and secure.
Additionally, dental crowns may also be used to provide extra support for dental bridges. They do not require any special treatment and can be brushed and flossed as normal.
How does a CEREC® dental restoration procedure work?
The first step of this procedure is to prepare the tooth for the dental restoration. Varying from patient to patient, the dentist takes photos of the affected teeth using either one of CEREC’s® imaging solutions:
Using the CEREC® Omnicam, the dentist takes multiple images of your tooth, sending a colored, 3D model to the CEREC® machine.
Using the CEREC® Bluecam, we coat the teeth with a contrasting agent before taking images of your teeth.
Then, these highly detailed images are sent to a computer screen where the dentist can view the affected tooth or teeth from every angle in order to design the final restoration. Once the design is complete, it is sent to the milling unit to conclude the restoration process.
Ready To Start The Process Or Learn More?
If you have more questions about same-day crowns, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.