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Same Day Dental Crowns

 

Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.  A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

 

Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth.

 

They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.  Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.

 

Reasons for crowns:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.
  • Tooth has a root canal.

 

What Does Getting a Crown Involve? And What About Same Day Crowns?

A crown procedure usually requires two appointments.  NOT HERE at Ogden Dentists Group!

 

We specialize in SAME DAY CROWNS. We are one of the only dental offices locally that has the in-house capability to produce crowns in one appointment. We have a very sophisticated computerized process that makes your crown creation and installation go very smoothly..

 

The cavity preparation is first photographed and stored as a three dimensional digital model and proprietary software is then used to approximate the restoration shape using biogeneric comparisons to surrounding teeth. We then refine that model using 3D CAD software. When the design phase is complete, the information is sent wirelessly to the milling unit which mills the actual restoration from a solid block of material using diamond burs. The restoration is bonded to the tooth using a resin cement which bonds to both the restoration as well as the tooth itself.

 

We still do multiple appointment crowns too. In some cases it makes sense to take a few more impressions and spread your crown creation over several appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown.  A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.

 

While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown.  Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.

 

At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.

 

You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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