Crowns are a peak achievement in dental technology, restoring a damaged or unsightly tooth with a prosthetic that looks as good as it functions. At Lifetime Dental Care, W. Garry Waldrop, DDS, and the team take that state-of-the-art technology one step further with CEREC® same-day crowns. With same-day crowns, they can restore your tooth in a single office visit, giving you a rejuvenated smile without having to wait around for a lab to fabricate your tooth. To learn more, call the Katy, Texas, office or schedule a visit online today.
CEREC® same-day crowns are a state-of-the-art technology that Lifetime Dental Care uses to design and fabricate your crown in a single office visit.
They’re made from a metal-free, high-grade ceramic material that’s biocompatible with the tissues in your mouth, giving you a beautiful and healthy restoration that fits in comfortably and effectively with your smile.
Normally, when you get a crown, your dentist removes some enamel from your tooth, takes an impression of your smile, and sends that impression off to a lab that fabricates the crown.
You have to wear a temporary restoration while you wait for your permanent crown to come back from the lab, which can take weeks.
With CEREC® same-day crowns, the team prepares your tooth like normal, but then they use a special 3D imaging camera to take the impression of your smile.
That 3D image is fed into CEREC’s proprietary software, which designs your crown to fit perfectly in your smile and sends the design to an on-site milling machine, which carves your crown from a tiny block of ceramic using diamond burs.
CEREC same-day crowns have a number of advantages over traditional dental crowns, including:
You get your same-day crown in a single office visit, rather than two, saving you a considerable amount of time going back and forth to the dentist’s office.
Same-day crowns enable you to skip the temporary crown, so you can get a jump start on getting comfortable with your permanent crown
The ceramic material used for same-day crowns is virtually indistinguishable from the color and translucency of your natural tooth enamel, giving you a beautifully seamless restoration
Same-day crowns are milled rather than layered and pressed, which makes them even stronger in your bite and longer-lasting in your smile.
To learn more about how CEREC same-day crowns can improve your smile quickly and efficiently, schedule a visit with Lifetime Dental Care today by calling the office or booking a visit online.