Same-day cerec dental crowns allow dentists to protect and restore damaged teeth in a single appointment. They are most often used to restore teeth that have been broken or cracked by an oral injury, or to treat a cavity that is too deep to restore with a filling. Restoring a damaged tooth with a same-day dental crown in North Scottsdale, like CEREC, helps prevent complications that can occur with temporaries or multiple appointments, and gives you a permanent dental solution quickly. Patients facing busy schedules or a dental emergency may greatly benefit from same-day dentistry at our North Scottsdale office. Learn more about the benefits of same day crowns over traditional crowns by calling our office today for dental care.
26% of all adults (ages 20-64) have untreated tooth decay. Same-day crowns are the best way to treat extensive decay and save your tooth.
To begin, your cerec dentist will examine and prepare your tooth to create a stable base for your new tooth crown.
Your dentist will use a hand-held intraoral scanner to scan the inside of your mouth. This scanner creates a 3D digital image of your mouth and your teeth.
The scans are converted into digital impressions that your dentist uses to mill your same-day crown, right in the office.
Once the crown is ready, and your dentist in North Scottsdale has cleaned and prepared your tooth, the crown will be checked for fit and adjustments will be made, if necessary.
After final adjustments, your dentist will use a powerful dental cement to bond your porcelain crown into place permanently, restoring your smile and your bite.
Our advanced CAD/CAM technology crafts crowns in minutes. Plus, the entire procedure usually only takes 1-2 hours from start to finish. Same-day treatment saves the patient time and expense of multiple trips to the dentist's office in Scottdale, AZ . And receiving treatment same-day is a great solution in emergency situations or for those with busy schedules.
Skip the awkward temporary crown. With same-day crowns, there's no need to deal with ill-fitting temporary caps as you wait for a lab to manufacture your permanent crown. One crown is made and placement is done the same day. CEREC is a CAM/CAD technology and software that creates custom tooth crowns to match your teeth perfectly, so you can walk away with a comfortable, beautiful, and durable same day crown the same day you walk in for treatment.
Using an intraoral scanner, your doctor will take digital impressions of your teeth before preparing your tooth for treatment. These scans are sent to the in-office milling machine, which produces your same-day crown. At no point are messy impressions necessary to achieve a beautiful, custom-made same-day crown.
Most same-day crowns can be completed within 1 to 2 hours.
Most commonly, same-day crowns are used to protect and restore teeth that have been damaged by a serious cavity, or that have been cracked or broken by dental trauma, like an accident or injury. Because same-day crowns cover up and protect your entire tooth structure, they are ideal for preventing further complications and restoring the shape, appearance, and function of damaged teeth.
Same-day crowns are also used to cover up and protect teeth after root canal treatment. In more rare cases, they may also be used for cosmetic dentistry if other treatments like veneers and dental bonding are not appropriate.
If you have a damaged or severely decayed tooth, or are in need of emergency care, you may need a same-day crown. You should see your North Scottsdale dentist if you are experiencing tooth pain and discomfort, or if your teeth are visibly damaged or discolored. Depending on the cause of your dental issues, they may recommend a same-day crown or another restorative treatment.
A well-made and properly placed same-day crown can last up to 15 years. It's critical to maintain good oral health habits to enhance your crown's longevity. These practices include brushing twice per day, flossing once per day, and seeing your cosmetic dentist every 6 months for a professional cleaning and exam.
You can treat your same-day crown just like a natural tooth. Make sure you brush twice a day for at least two minutes, ensuring you scrub the full surface of every tooth. You should floss at least once per day, preferably at night. This should only take a few minutes, but be sure to floss against the tooth and below the gum line. You should also see your dentist every six months for a check-up to make sure that your dental work and teeth are healthy.
Same-day dental crowns that are required for dental restoration purposes, such as severe cavities or a broken tooth, are typically covered by insurance. The exact amount of coverage you receive will depend on the deductible and yearly limits of your policy.
If you require a crown for cosmetic purposes, such as covering up a discolored tooth, the procedure may not be covered by insurance. To make sure your procedure is covered, we recommend consulting with your insurer.
Yes! A same-day crown will cover any visible discoloration or chips on your tooth. This coverage is especially beneficial in the case of highly-visible front teeth. Your dentist will match it to the color of your other teeth so it fits in with the rest of your smile.
In some cases, a dental bridge may be used in conjunction with same-day crowns to replace missing teeth. For example, if a patient has one or more missing teeth and the remaining teeth are healthy enough to support dental crowns, a same-day crown can be used to create the dental crowns that will anchor the dental bridge. This allows the entire dental restoration to be completed in a single dental visit, without the need for a temporary bridge or multiple dental appointments.
Overall, dental bridges and same-day crowns are two different types of dental restorations that can be used separately or together, depending on the specific needs of the patient.
For the most part, same-day crowns and traditional crowns are very similar. Both types of crowns are made from durable porcelain material, though traditional crowns also sometimes have a metal base. This porcelain material is very similar to enamel, and is matched to the color of your teeth to ensure that your smile looks beautiful and seamless.
The primary difference between the two comes down to the speed of treatment. In the traditional crown process, a dental lab must be used to create your crown. You’ll see your dentist for an appointment; they will clean and prepare your tooth, take impressions, and make a temporary crown. The impressions will be sent to a lab, where a dental technician will craft your crown. It can take up to 2-3 weeks for your crown to be fabricated. When it’s done, you’ll go back to your dentist and have it permanently cemented to your tooth.
Same-day CEREC crowns use a special CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Manufacturing) machinery that can create your crown in just a few minutes. Once Dr. Rozenfeld takes digital impressions of your tooth at Omni Dental Studio, she will load them into this machine, along with a block of tooth-colored porcelain. Then, the machine will carve your crown out of the porcelain block, and it will be ready right away.
So unlike with a traditional dental crown, same-day CEREC crowns can be fabricated and placed in just a single 1-2 hour appointment. This makes it a lot easier for you to get the dental care you need in North Scottsdale, even if you have a busy schedule.
Usually, the answer is “no.” The process of getting a same-day crown is minimally invasive. Dr. Rozenfeld only has to remove a small amount of enamel from the outside of your tooth, and this can be done with local anesthetic. Most patients do not need sedation for this procedure. The process is quite similar to getting a dental filling.
Yes. If you’re getting dental implants in North Scottsdale, it’s often possible to restore your tooth on the same day that you get your dental implant surgery. After your surgery, Dr. Rozenfeld can build a temporary dental crown that will fit over your implant, and restore the appearance of your smile as your implant heals. Then, once your implant has fully healed, she will create a permanent crown that will replace your temporary crown.
The first CEREC crown was created in 1980.