A same-day crown is a dental crown restoration designed, fabricated, and placed in a patient's mouth, all within a single dental appointment. Traditional crown procedures typically require multiple visits and involve temporary crowns, while the permanent crown is manufactured in a dental laboratory. However, with same-day crown technology, the entire process is expedited, allowing for the completion of the crown restoration in just one visit. At Dental Care of Fremont, the process for a same-day crown typically involves computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology.
Procedure for Same-Day Crowns
The process begins with the dentist using an intraoral scanner to take a digital impression of the prepared tooth. This eliminates the need for messy traditional impression materials. The digital impression creates a 3D model of the tooth and surrounding area on a computer screen. The dentist then uses CAD software to design the crown, considering shape, size, and color factors.
Once the crown design is complete, the information is sent to an in-office milling machine. The machine uses CAD data to precisely mill the crown from a block of high-quality dental ceramic or composite material. The dentist can further customize the crown by staining and glazing it to match the color and translucency of your natural teeth. This ensures a seamless and natural-looking result. After the milling process is complete, the dentist will check the fit and appearance of the crown. Any necessary adjustments can be made immediately. Once finalized, the crown is bonded or cemented onto the prepared tooth, completing the restoration.
The Benefits of Same-Day Crowns
Same-day crown technology eliminates the need for multiple dental visits and temporary crowns. The entire process, from digital impression to crown placement, can be completed in a single appointment, saving you time and reducing inconvenience.
With same-day crowns, you don't have to wear temporary crowns or go through the process of returning for a second visit. The permanent crown is placed immediately, restoring your tooth's functionality and aesthetics in one day.
Precise Fit and Function
Same-day crowns are designed using advanced CAD/CAM technology, which ensures an accurate and precise fit. This helps in maintaining proper bite alignment and optimal oral function.
Same-day crowns are made from high-quality dental ceramic or composite materials that closely resemble natural tooth enamel in color, translucency, and texture. The ability to customize the crown's appearance on-site allows for a highly aesthetic restoration that blends seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Same-day crowns are made from strong and durable materials, providing long-lasting results. Proper care and maintenance can last for many years, just like traditional laboratory-fabricated crowns.
Patients can have their damaged or decayed tooth restored with a permanent crown in a single visit, saving time and reducing the overall treatment timeline. Contact Dental Care of Fremont at 43195 Mission Blvd # B4, Fremont, CA 94539, or call (510) 651-8479 for more information.