Dental crowns are a custom-made restoration, designed to reinforce the structure of damaged teeth and make your smile look whole and natural-looking. Crowns may be recommended for teeth affected by decay, chips, cracks, or other forms of damage. Traditional crowns typically take two to three weeks to make, but at Fine Dentistry in Chandler, AZ, we offer same-day dental crowns to save you time and money. Dr. Henry Phan uses advanced in-office CEREC® technology to create beautiful, lifelike restorations that fit comfortably and restore function in one visit.
Crowns are used in both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. These restorations fit over a tooth that has been treated for trauma or decay, or attach to dental implants to replace a single lost tooth. Crowns are used in a variety of procedures and can treat many dental concerns, including:
Dr. Phan may recommend a dental crown if you have undergone root canal therapy and need to protect the remaining tooth structure. Teeth with too much damage to support fillings, inlays, or onlays can also be protected with dental crowns.
CEREC technology saves you time and money by allowing Dr. Phan to perform certain procedures in a single appointment. Created in 1980, CEREC or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, uses computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to create an individual ceramic restoration efficiently in the office.
A traditional crown requires multiple appointments. First, the dentist takes impressions of your teeth, usually using a messy, uncomfortable wax. Next, the impressions are sent to a lab. It typically takes around two to three weeks for the lab to fabricate the crown and return it to the office. In the meantime, you must wear a temporary crown, which will inflate the overall cost of treatment. Then you have to schedule an appointment to place the crown.
If you are looking for a fast and effective way to brighten your smile and restore lost function, same-day crowns may be the right treatment for you.
With CEREC, all these steps are completed in one appointment using only digital impressions that result in no mess or discomfort. The on-site milling machine can make your new ceramic crown while you wait, eliminating the need for temporaries and multiple visits. Dr. Phan will also ensure the color and shape of your new crown is virtually indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth. This advanced technology uses dental-grade ceramic, a durable material that mimics the translucency of natural enamel, to create completely natural-looking crowns.
If you are looking for a fast and effective way to brighten your smile and restore lost strength and function, same-day crowns may be the right treatment for you. At Fine Dentistry, we can design, create, and place your new crown in a single appointment. Schedule a consultation today by using our online form or calling (480) 726-6545.