Dental Crowns

A crown also called a cap, is a hollow, artificial tooth used to cover a damaged or decayed tooth. Crowns can also cover a discolored or misshapen tooth. A tooth that has been fixed with a crown will look like a natural tooth.

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CEREC Same-Day Crowns At Phi Dental Care

Why CEREC Same-day Crown?

Dental technology is constantly improving, allowing new and faster treatment options. For example, CEREC technology allows your dentist to create dental restorations, including dental crowns, and complete them in a single visit. Before CEREC Same-Day Crowns, you would have to visit the office multiple times for treatments and impressions, and typically involved a temporary crown that could break or cause problems.

How Does CEREC Same-day Crowns Work?

Your dentist will prepare your tooth for the dental crown, but instead of uncomfortable dental impressions, your dentist will digitally scan your mouth to create your dental crown. Our CEREC machine makes your dental crown to the exact specifications needed for a perfect fit. The dental crowns created with our in-house CEREC machine are just as durable as crowns created by dental labs but with the ease and comfort of a single visit to Phi Dental Care.

Are CEREC Same-day Crowns Right for Me?

If your tooth is damaged but not lost, a crown can be used to restore its shape, appearance, and function. For example, you may need a crown if you have a root canal, a large filling in a tooth, or a broken tooth.

What Can I Expect During The Same-day Crown Appointment?

When you arrive for your appointment, you will be given a local anesthetic to make the procedure more comfortable. To make room for the crown, we will file down the tooth that needs to be restored and then take an impression of the filed-down tooth and nearby teeth. This impression is used to custom make your final crown. We use digital technology at Phi Dental Care and can usually skip this step when using our CEREC same-day crown machine. A temporary crown may be placed over the tooth that needs to be restored if necessary. The temporary crown protects your tooth until the final crown is ready. Later that day (or on your next visit), we replace the temporary crown with the final crown and check to ensure the crown is the right fit, shape, color, and bite.

Digital Impressions

We at Phi Dental Care use cutting-edge technology to create a virtual, computer-generated replica of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth optical scanning devices. The digital technology captures clear and highly accurate impression data in mere minutes, without the need for traditional impression materials that some patients find inconvenient and messy. Many patients find digital impressions an easier and more comfortable procedure because traditional impression materials are avoided. The impression information then is transferred to a computer and used to create restorations, often without the need for stone models.