Same Day Crowns
That’s Right, We’ll Make Them While You Wait
So, traditionally, in the old days, we’d have a tooth that needed a crown if it had a big filling and that was broken for example, and traditionally the tooth would be shaped and then you’d take some impressions of the shaped tooth and then we’d have to send that off to the lab technician.
And then on average that would take a couple of weeks or so for them to turn around the work and then the 2nd appointment for the crown to be fitted.
Now here at Taylored Dental Care we’ve got a really good piece of equipment which is a Cerec machine and what that does is the procedure exactly the same as the original crowns so the teeth are still shaped but instead of having an impression then the machine has a special little camera, which is just here and then this is used to take a picture of the tooth itself and that creates a special three-dimensional image on the machine.
Then we can design the crowns in-house and the crown can be milled and made in approximately 30 minutes while you sit and wait and you can have a cup of tea or coffee while you’re waiting and then the crown is then cemented and fitted on the same day.
The 3 main advantages of the Cerec machine over traditional crowns is:
Number 1: It’s a single appointment, so you don’t have to wait for a second one so you can have the crown on the same day as your preparation.
Number 2: The teeth, it’s a tooth coloured restoration so the teeth can be matched up being all porcelain, there’s not metal.
Number 3: If you need an injection to have the teeth numbed for the tooth to be prepared, you’ll only need one injection because it’s a single appointment rather than 2 injections for the double appointments. And then the main advantage as well is that you don’t have to have a temporary filling or a temporary crown while you are waiting for it to be milled.
Don’t take our word for it, watch the video below and our happy patient Barry will explain…
“Simple, Straight Forward & Done In No Time” Says Barry
If you have a broken tooth, a tooth that is severely decayed or even a tooth that has a large filling that needs replacing, you may need a dental crown.
Once, getting a new crown, veneer or onlay (a partial crown) was a drama, taking two or three visits, weeks apart. No longer at Taylored Dental Care, where we prepare your tooth, create a high-quality ceramic crown that will fit perfectly and then put it in place, all in one sitting. Imagine: a crown while you wait.
What Is CEREC?
It’s a machine that uses Computer-aided Design/Computer-aided Manufacturing to do three jobs:
- A special “camera” digitally scans your teeth;
- That scan is passed on to a machine that designs a 3D model of your new tooth;
- Finally, a tiny mill, working from the model, cuts your tooth out of a ceramic block that has been chosen to match exactly the shade of your natural teeth.
CEREC machines aren’t cheap but we have invested in one because we believe in giving our patients the best dental experience, and sometimes the best technology is essential for that to happen.
The advantages of CEREC for you are:
- Instead of weeks of waiting and the many inconveniences of multiple appointments, it’s all over in just one visit;
- One appointment means one injection;
- There’s no temporary crown that doesn’t feel right and has a good chance of breaking or falling out;
- A digital scan means no foul-tasting gooey impression material setting in your mouth, making you gag;
- You will end up with a strong, durable prosthetic that perfectly matches the rest of your natural teeth.
“I’m not embarrassed by my smile any more” Says Carol
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