Struggling with a cracked or damaged tooth is a pain. Realizing you have to wait 2-4 weeks for a permanent crown only adds to the stress. Same-day crowns let you skip the wait and get your smile back in just a single visit.
Why should I get a same-day crown?
If you are dealing with a broken, cracked, or deeply damaged tooth, getting a same-day crown can restore it in just a couple of hours. Made from durable, high-quality materials, same-day crowns look and feel just like a natural tooth and can last for decades with proper care. Because same-day crowns are completed in a single visit, there’s no need for uncomfortable, ill-fitting temporary restorations. The entire process is fast and easy, so you can quickly get your tooth and smile back to optimal health.
Did you know…
26% of all adults have untreated tooth decay. Same-day crowns are the best way to treat extensive decay and save your tooth.
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Intraoral Scanner = Mess-Free Treatment
You can say goodbye to goopy impressions thanks to our 3D Intraoral Scanner. This tool allows us to capture images and create models of your tooth. It’s a fully digital process — no putty necessary.
Get Real-Time Results With CEREC
Forget uncomfortable temporary crowns and weeks of waiting for customs. Our state-of-the-art CEREC mill allows us to create your custom crown right in our office in just a few hours.
Not In A Hurry?
Traditional lab-made crowns take longer to make, but they’re hand-crafted by experts to match your unique tooth shape and shade. Plus, lab-made crowns can handle larger amounts of stress without cracking, so you can go longer without needing a replacement.
The Benefits of Same-Day Crowns
Treatment Is Done In Just A Couple Hours
If you have a busy schedule, same-day crowns give you a brand new tooth restoration in just a couple of hours.
No Temporary Crowns Necessary
Same-day crowns prevent complications that can occur with temporaries or multiple appointments, and give you a permanent dental solution quickly.
Fully Digital Process
Our team uses a 3D scanner to craft models of your tooth. Messy impressions are now a thing of the past.
The Same-Day Crown Treatment Process
Digital Models & Milling
After completing a thorough exam of your oral health, your dentist will use a 3D scanner to capture images of your mouth and your teeth. The scans are converted into digital models that your dentist uses to mill your same-day crown, right in the office.
Fit Inspection & Adjustments
Once the crown is ready and your dentist has cleaned and prepared your tooth, the crown will be checked for fit and adjustments will be made, if necessary.
Permanent Crown Placement
After final adjustments, your dentist will use a powerful dental cement to bond your crown into place permanently, restoring your smile and your bite.
Before & Afters
A smile is worth 1,000 words.
Frequently Asked Questions
What issues can a same-day crown treat?
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.
How do I care for my same-day crown?
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.
Are same-day dental crowns covered by insurance?
Same-day dental crowns that are required for restorative 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.
Can I get same-day crowns on my front teeth?
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.
How do I know if I need a same-day crown?
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 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.
How long do same-day crowns last?
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 dentist every 6 months for a professional cleaning and exam.