While regular crowns usually require two appointments, between which you wear a temporary crown that will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated in an external dental laboratory, All About Family Dental is pleased to offer single appointment crowns! With same day dental crowns, you can visit our clinic, and a couple of hours later leave with a completely new tooth made in our clinic lab!
The process involves first preparing your damaged tooth for restoration by removing any damage or decay. Then, using a high-resolution intraoral camera, digital images are taken of the prepared tooth and surrounding area. After the images are taken, the CEREC® computer uses them to create virtual 3D models of your mouth. CEREC® (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic) is comprised of several computer-assisted tools and a milling machine that creates custom ceramic restorative devices. Your dentist then designs a new porcelain crown on the CEREC® computer to fit your tooth precisely, with an accurate bite. Once the design of the crown is complete, a solid block of porcelain is placed into the CEREC® milling machine and in under 15 minutes a permanent crown is ready to be permanently placed for you; all in just one appointment!