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Can I Get a Crown in One Day?

November 17, 2017

The short answer is yes, you can get a dental crown in just one day. With in-office CEREC technology, you can get a dental crown in a single visit. The traditional process for getting a dental crown involves getting a mold of your mouth and then sending it out to a third-party lab to create your crown. Sending it out of the office could take up to a week or more before your crown is ready to place. During that time, your tooth would be protected by a temporary crown. Getting a crown in a single visit means getting immediate protection for a vulnerable tooth. 

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CEREC Technology

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, and the use of it gives you the opportunity to get a same-day crown. Rather than sending a mold of your tooth to an outside lab to create your crown, the crown is sculpted in your dentist’s office. First, your dentist will take precise and detailed digital scans of your tooth and mouth. These scans and measurements will be communicated with an onsite milling lab. Using computer-aided drafting and manufacturing, your crown will be designed and created. This can usually be done in less than an hour, which allows for your dentist to fit you with your customized crown in that same-day visit. 

Crowns Offer Protection

A tooth that requires the protection of a crown is a vulnerable tooth. Whether it has just been treated with an endodontic root canal therapy or it has been severely broken, it is imperative that your tooth be protected. A crown acts like a cap or a helmet protected the damaged tooth beneath it from further decay or damage. Being able to get a crown’s protection in one day can leave you with a piece of mind that your tooth is fully protected.

You Can Get a Crown in a Single Visit.

Being busy shouldn’t keep you from getting the dental care that you need. A same-day crown can get you back to your busy life faster. To schedule a consultation , call Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.