Have You Heard of Same Day Crowns? Trust Us, They’re Real!

Save your teeth with same day crowns.

If you’ve needed a crown in the past, you probably remember how time-consuming the process was. From the initial appointment to the placement of a temporary crown and a return visit to the dentist, it certainly wasn’t a one-and-done situation. Thankfully, just as with technology, dentistry is always evolving. Now, you can get same day crowns all in the comfort of the dental office at Hire Family Dentistry. Are you intrigued? Read on to learn more.

Understanding Dental Crowns 

Dental crowns are key in restoring the health and function of teeth that are weakened, broken, or decayed. Crowns are designed to fit over the entire tooth, ensuring its integrity and strength. Before a crown can be placed, a dentist must carefully prepare the tooth. This involves removing a small amount of enamel to create an ideal surface for the crown to adhere securely.

The process of crafting a crown involves precision and customization. Crowns can be made from various materials, including resin, metal, and porcelain. Dental technicians meticulously shape these materials to match the natural specific contours and color of your other teeth, ensuring a seamless fit and appearance.

The concept of using crowns to restore teeth has a long history, with evidence of such practices dating back to around 200 AD. However, introducing porcelain crowns in the early 1900s marked a significant advancement, closely mirroring the modern crowns we are familiar with today. At Hite Family Dentistry, we utilize the latest dental crown technology to provide our patients with effective, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing restorations.

The revolution of same day crowns.

The introduction of the CEREC 1 unit in 1985 was a landmark event in the world of dentistry, heralding the beginning of the CEREC system’s journey. Following its debut, the first clinical trials reported in 1987 showcased its potential to revolutionize dental restorations. CEREC stands for chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramic, a name that highlights its efficiency and aesthetic benefits directly at the dental chair.

This innovative technology leverages the power of CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) to deliver same day dental restorations. The process involves digitally scanning the affected tooth, using sophisticated software to design the restoration, and then milling the crown on-site in just one visit. This leap forward in dental technology has transformed the patient experience by offering a faster, more convenient alternative to traditional crowns that require multiple appointments.

Consider this summarized list of benefits:

  • Convenience: Dental issues are resolved in a single appointment, eliminating multiple visits.
  • No temporary crowns needed: Patients avoid the discomfort and inconvenience of temporary crowns.
  • Reduced time in the dental chair: The streamlined process reduces the overall time spent at the dental office.
  • Immediate results: Same-day service eliminates waiting periods, offering immediate relief and satisfaction.
  • Precision and comfort: CAD/CAM technology ensures a precise fit, minimizing discomfort during and after the procedure.
  • Natural-looking restorations: Advanced technology allows for restorations that closely match the appearance of natural teeth.
  • Reduced anxiety and discomfort: The quick and efficient process lessens the stress and physical discomfort associated with traditional dental treatments.
  • Fully restored functionality and aesthetics: Patients leave with a fully restored, functional, and aesthetically pleasing tooth in just one visit.

Caring for your same day crown.

After receiving a same day crown at Hite Family Dentistry, it’s important to understand how to care for it to ensure its longevity and maintain your oral health. Here are essential tips for keeping your new crown in top condition:

  • Maintain regular oral hygiene: Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss daily. Pay extra attention to the area around the crown to prevent plaque buildup.
  • Avoid hard and sticky foods: To protect your crown, avoid chewing hard candies, ice, or other hard objects. Sticky foods can also dislodge or damage crowns.
  • Use a nightguard, if needed: If you grind your teeth at night, consider using a nightguard to protect your crown and surrounding teeth from excessive wear.
  • Regular dental checkups: Schedule regular visits to Hite Family Dentistry for professional cleanings and checkups. These appointments allow for early detection of any issues with your crown and help maintain overall dental health.

Your dentist in Edwardsville, IL, offers same day dental crowns. 

If you think all of this is too good to be true, we promise it isn’t. CEREC crowns have changed the game in modern dentistry, offering far more than convenience. If you have questions, are interested in learning more about same visit crowns, or are concerned that you have a cavity or chipped tooth that needs repair, we encourage you to contact us today to request an appointment

We’ll be happy to explain the process and let you know all the great things you can expect from your new CEREC crown.