The Fastest Smile Restorations Available
At Legacy Dental we understand time is valuable. That’s why our Moses Lake cosmetic dentist, Dr. Briel Loiseau offers same-day dental crowns, the fastest and most convenient way to restore your smile in just one appointment. Keep reading to learn more about same-day browns, including how they’re made, their many benefits, and how they can help you start enjoying a new smile, fast.
What are Same-Day Dental Crowns?
Same-day dental crowns are tooth-shaped, custom-made restorations designed to cover and protect damaged or weakened teeth. Much like traditional dental crowns, they’re designed to look and feel just like your natural teeth. However, same-day crowns are available for placement the same day as your appointment, usually within two hours or less!
The secret to same-day dental crowns is CEREC technology. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. A special camera such as the Medit i700 Intraoral Scanner is used to take 3D images of the damaged tooth and the surrounding area. The images are imported into specialized software that uses CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and manufacturing) technology to create a virtual 3D model of the tooth.
The dentist can customize the design, adjusting the size, shape, and color of the crown to fit the patient’s tooth precisely. The virtual design is sent to a milling machine, which uses a block of high-quality dental ceramic to carve the crown to the exact specifications of the virtual model.
Benefits of Same-Day Dental Crowns
- Fast and Convenient – Same-day dental crowns can be designed, manufactured, and placed in a single appointment, saving you the time and the hassle of scheduling multiple appointments.
- Quick Restoration of Your Smile – Dental crowns can restore the appearance of your teeth, improve your bite and boost your confidence. With same-day crowns, you can get a beautiful smile in a matter of hours, rather than days or weeks.
- Durability – Same-day dental crowns are made from high-quality materials such as ceramic or zirconia, which are highly durable and resistant to wear and tear. They can last for 15 years or more if properly cared for.
- Customized Fit – Same-day crowns are designed and manufactured in-office, allowing your dentist more control over the final product. This allows them to fit your teeth even better than traditional crowns, ensuring maximum comfort and functionality.
- Protection for Your Natural Teeth – Dental crowns can help protect your natural teeth from further damage and decay by acting as a barrier against harmful bacteria and external factors such as biting and chewing.
- Reduced Complication Risk – Same-day dental crowns are placed in a single appointment, reducing the risk of future complications and minimizing the need for further treatment.
- Minimally Invasive – Same-day crowns require less preparation of your natural tooth than traditional crowns, which means less drilling and discomfort.
- Improved Oral Health – By restoring damaged or decayed teeth, same-day dental crowns can improve your overall oral health, reduce the risk of infection, and prevent further damage or tooth loss.
The Same-Day Crowns Process
At Legacy Dental, placing our same-day crown process is designed to be fast, efficient, and convenient. Here’s what you can usually expect:
During your initial consultation, your Moses Lake cosmetic dentist, Dr. Loiseau will evaluate your dental needs and determine if same-day crowns are right for you. Your consultation is a great time to ask any questions or voice any concerns you may have. If you’re feeling nervous, we can provide oral conscious sedation, a simple and painless method for keeping you relaxed during your procedure.
If you’ve been approved for same-day dental crowns, we’ll use the Medit i700 Intraoral Scanner to take digital impressions of your teeth. These will be used as blueprints to design your custom crown.
We will prepare your tooth by applying local anesthetic to the soft tissues around it. Then, your dentist will remove any damaged or decayed enamel and shape the tooth into a base for your crown.
Using the Glidewell Fastmill.io, we will manufacture your crown right in our office, ensuring a perfect fit. Your cosmetic dentist will show you your crown before installing it.
Your Moses Lake dentist will securely bond your crown to your prepared tooth, ensuring a durable and long-lasting restoration. Once in place, you can start enjoying a full, healthy smile again.
Frequently Asked Questions
Same-day crowns are made of high-quality materials such as ceramic or zirconia, which are highly durable and long-lasting. With proper care and maintenance, same-day crowns can last up to 30 years. It is essential to maintain good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing regularly, avoiding hard and sticky foods, and visiting your dentist twice a year for checkups and maintenance.
Yes, same-day crowns are made from high-quality materials that are just as strong and durable as traditional crowns. They are designed to withstand wear and tear, resist chipping and cracking, and provide excellent protection for your natural teeth. In fact, same-day crowns can be even stronger than traditional crowns, as they are milled from a solid block of material, ensuring greater accuracy and consistency.
No, the same-day crowns process is virtually painless, and typically requires only local anesthesia. The dentist will numb the affected tooth and surrounding tissue to ensure a comfortable experience. You may feel some pressure or slight discomfort during the preparation and placement of the crown, but this is usually minimal and temporary. After the procedure, you may experience some mild sensitivity, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Same-day dental crowns are often slightly more expensive than traditional crowns because of the advanced technology and equipment used in their fabrication. However, they can also be more cost-effective in the long run since they don’t require multiple appointments, temporary crowns, or additional lab fees.
Get Back To Smiling Fast with Same-Day Dental Crowns!
At Legacy Dental in Moses Lake, WA, we are committed to providing our patients with the best possible dental care. That means we work hard to ensure they can enjoy a beautiful healthy smile as quickly as possible.
If you’re interested in quickly restoring your smile with same-day dental crowns, contact us today at (509) 765-1748 or click the button below to schedule your appointment. We serve Moses Lake and surrounding areas such as Ephrata, Mitchell, and Winchester, WA. Let us help you get back to smiling with confidence again!