Same Day Crowns with CEREC®

Todd Whitlock Dentistry uses state-of-the-art technology to create permanent crowns in one visit to the dentist. These specially made crowns will fit your mouth perfectly and eliminate the need for uncomfortable temporary crowns. 

What are CEREC Same Day Crowns?

CEREC same day crowns are a new way to get your permanent crowns finished in just a few hours. 

If you’ve ever gotten a crown before, you know that in the past, the entire procedure could take several weeks. You first had to get an uncomfortable temporary crown that often didn’t fit correctly and wasn’t smooth, and you had to keep it in for several days or sometimes even weeks until your permanent crown was ready. 

However, CEREC dental crowns get rid of the wait. So, now, you can have your permanent crowns set in just a few hours. 

How Do CEREC Same Day Crowns Work?

A CEREC dentist, such as Dr. Whitlock, will use CEREC, an advanced dental technology, to create a perfect replica of your broken or damaged tooth at the dental office. 

This technology works for you because it scans your tooth and creates a model on the computer. Then, the CEREC technology makes a porcelain replica within minutes, which Dr. Whitlock can put in place as soon as it’s finished. 

Why Choose CEREC Dental Crowns?

There are several advantages to choosing CEREC same day crowns, including lower costs and shorter waiting times. 

No Need to Wait 

Of course, the biggest positive of same day dental crowns is that you don’t need to wait weeks for permanent crowns. As soon as your tooth breaks, cracks, or chips, you can get it fixed the same day. 

Getting your tooth fixed the same day is great, especially if you have a special event coming up, but anyone can appreciate the time they will save with same day dental crowns. 

One great benefit is that you won’t have to take another day off work or school. 

Saves Money 

Another excellent benefit of same day crowns is that you won’t have to pay for two dental visits. You also won’t need to hand over money for the temporary crowns or the extra fees associated with having to have the permanent crowns made off-site. 

Plus, you won’t have to worry about loss of income from missing another day of work. 

More Comfortable 

Anyone who has ever had a temporary crown knows that they can be pretty uncomfortable. Temporaries often become too big or too small and have ridges or unpleasant surfaces that you can feel with your tongue. 

You also don’t have to deal with the discomfort of having two different crowns fitted into your gums. Skipping this step will mean that your gums and mouth won’t be as sore after your visit. You don’t have to worry about a second numbing shot because you won’t need a second appointment. 

With CEREC same day crowns, you can skip all of the uncomfortable feelings that come with a temporary crown and just enjoy your new smile the same day. 

Improve Your Smile, Bite, and Diet Immediately

Temporary crowns are always subject to human error, no matter how exacting a dentist is. So, your temporary crown doesn’t always look as good as a permanent crown, which can affect your smile and your bite. 

A temporary crown can affect your bite because if your crown doesn’t fit into your mouth as the old tooth did, you can have pain when you bite down. This discomfort can then lead to you adjusting your bite, which can then cause jaw pain. 

Temporary teeth will also affect your diet for a time because temporaries aren’t as strong as permanent crowns, and only an easy-to-remove adhesive holds them in place. So, you won’t be able to eat many foods because you can’t bite into them or chew them with your temporary crowns. 

But, CEREC same day crowns take care of these problems because you won’t have to deal with a weak or ill-fitting temporary. 

Less Chance of Tooth Decay 

When you have temporary crowns, there’s always a chance that you can develop tooth decay underneath the crown. 

This issue can spring up if your temporary falls off and you can’t make it back to the dentist immediately. This problem occurs because the tooth underneath is more prone to rapid and extensive decay when the crown falls off. Decay happens faster because the enamel is gone. 

Also, a temporary crown can make it difficult to floss around the crown because the temporary may be a bit too wide. A lack of flossing can cause or worsen tooth decay on the surrounding teeth. 

However, if you have a permanent crown placed immediately, these problems diminish drastically because the crown is securely cemented into your mouth and fits perfectly. 

What is it Like to Get a CEREC Same Day Crown?

Getting a CEREC same day crown from an advanced CEREC dentist, like Dr. Whitlock, is easy and only takes a few hours. 

First, a member of our team will take some digital images of your teeth with a special digital camera. These pictures will ensure that your new permanent crowns match your damaged teeth and fit perfectly into your mouth. 

Then, we will prepare your mouth for your new crown. 

Next, he will use the powerful CEREC software to create a 3D image of your tooth. This model will be the blueprint so that a high-tech machine can make your permanent crown in minutes using high-speed diamond burs. 

Finally, Dr. Whitlock will place your tooth and ensure that it fits perfectly and will stay in your mouth. 

How to Get a CEREC Same Day Crown

If you want to get crowns in a day, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Whitlock to determine if CEREC is the best option for you. 

Dr. Whitlock and the rest of the team will make you feel at home as soon as you come through the door and, from the first appointment, will work to get to know you and your dental preferences and perfect smile goals. Prepared with this knowledge, they can be sure to make your crown experience as smooth and as comfortable as possible.