In addition to lab-fabricated dental crowns, Dr. Patrick F. McEvoy offers same-day crowns made with our CEREC® system. Traditional, lab-fabricated dental crowns typically require at least two visits to the dentist, messy impressions using dental putty, and at least two weeks for the crown to be created by a technician. Meanwhile, you will require a temporary restoration, which adds time and expense to your treatment scope. Fortunately, Dr. McEvoy offers same-day dental crowns at his Mountain View, CA, practice to restore the appearance of your smile in just one office visit. We can take a digital impression of your tooth and fabricate your crown all under one roof, providing the convenience you deserve.
CEREC®: How it Works
CEREC® (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a dentistry innovation that uses CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) technology to manufacture custom-made ceramic crowns and other restorations. CEREC® eliminates the inconvenience of multiple appointments and messy dental impressions, while achieving complete tooth restoration in a single visit.
With CEREC® same-day crowns, patients can leave our office not only with a more natural-looking smile, but also improved oral health and comfort.
Your appointment will begin with an examination of your tooth to confirm your candidacy for a crown. Next, we will prepare your tooth for the digital impression by removing any damaged or decayed tissue. The digital impression of your tooth is captured and then submitted to our in-house milling machine. This machine will analyze the data from your tooth and instantly begin crafting your crown from a block of porcelain, chosen to match the color of your teeth.
Once your crown is ready, the fit of the crown has been verified, and any necessary adjustments have been made, the crown can then be bonded to your tooth. Traditionally, a temporary crown would be affixed to your tooth for two weeks while you wait for your crown to be fabricated off-site. However, with CEREC® same-day crowns, patients can leave our office not only with a more natural-looking smile, but also improved oral health and comfort.
Candidacy and Benefits
If you are undergoing root canal therapy, experiencing advanced tooth decay, suffering from a cracked or broken tooth, or simply wish to improve the appearance of a severely stained or misshapen tooth, you may be a candidate for a dental crown. However, the tooth must have healthy roots and enough tissue following treatment to support the crown.
Additionally, if you have lost a tooth, a crown placed in conjunction with a dental implant can replace the tooth. CEREC® makes it especially convenient for working professionals, students, or anyone who has limited free time to receive a crown.
The greatest advantage of receiving a same-day crown is the amount of time you will save. CEREC® dental crowns are durable, comfortable, stain-resistant, and look completely natural. Additionally, crowns eliminate imperfections, since they whiten and straighten teeth.
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Receiving a dental crown does not have to be a long process, spanning weeks and multiple office visits. If you are in need of a dental crown, and desire the most efficient treatment possible, schedule your fast, convenient appointment today.