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The Process of Getting a Same Day Crown

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The Process of Getting a Same Day Crown

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A dental crown is a restoration that might be recommended when a tooth is moderate-to-severely damaged. These restorations are designed to restore your smile to optimum health, function, and decay, and at our practice, Dr. Robert Berry can complete your restoration treatment all in one day with a same day crown. 

What is a Same Day Crown?

A dental crown is a restorative dentistry option that our dentist at Mountain Aire Dentistry, Dr. Robert Berry, may recommend if you have a tooth that is either moderately or severely damaged. These restorations are designed to give you a smile that is beautiful and functions properly again. 

The Cleveland Clinic explains that dental crowns are caps placed on top of teeth, and are used to protect, cover, and restore the shape of your teeth when fillings won’t correct the issue. These crowns can be made out of metals, porcelain, resin, and/or ceramics. Normally, they don’t require special care other than maintaining good oral hygiene. 

Teeth can become damaged for a few different reasons, like injury, decay, or just normal wear and tear as you age. Additionally, Cleveland Clinic explains, teeth can lose their shape and size. The cap that the crow provides acts like a snug hat to your tooth, restoring its shape, size, strength, and appearance. The crown is cemented into place on your tooth and it covers the visible portion of the tooth. 

Who Needs a Crown?

A person might need a dental crown for a few different reasons. For example, a crown could be beneficial if you need to: 

  • Protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold parts of a cracked tooth together 
  • Restore a tooth that is already broken or a tooth that has been severely worn down
  • Cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left 
  • Hold a dental bridge in place
  • Correct misshapen or severely discolored teeth
  • Cover a dental implant 
  • Make a cosmetic modification 

Alternatively, WebMD sometimes children may need a crown on a baby tooth in order to:

  • Save a tooth that has been so damaged by decayed that it can’t support a filling
  • Protect the teeth of a child who is at high risk for tooth decay, especially when a child has difficulty maintaining their oral hygiene routine 
  • Decrease the frequency of general anesthesia for children unable because of age, behavior, or medical history to fully cooperate with the requirements of proper dental care

What is a Same Day Crown? 

A CEREC crown, Healthline explains, is often made out of ceramic and is designed, created, and installed in the same day using modern technology. CEREC, which stands for chair side economical restoration of esthetic ceramics, allows you to get your treatment done in just one day, versus having to wait as long as 2 weeks for a new crown. Dr. Berry will use computer-aided design and manufacturing to take digital images of your tooth and jaw, design a crown, and create the crown right here in our very own office. 

These crowns are reliable, strong, and can resist abrasion, which means they are more likely to last longer periods of time. 

The procedure in detail includes this process:

  • Our team took a digital picture of the tooth that needs a crown and the surrounding area.
  • The model is then created using technology to take these images and create a digital model of your tooth.
  • A machine then takes the model and creates a 3-D tooth out of ceramic. This process only takes about 15 minutes. 
  • Your dentist polishes the new crown and fits it in place inside your mouth.

Disadvantages of Crowns

While crowns have more pros and cons, there can be a few drawbacks as there are with any procedure. For example, potential issues can include:

  • Mild discomfort and sensitivity a day or two following placement. If your pain persists, your crown might need to be repositioned. 
  • Chipped crown. Crowns, especially when made of porcelain, can chip. Small chips can be repaired and stay in your mouth. If the chip is too large, it may need to be replaced altogether.
  • Loose crown. Sometimes the cement that holds the crown can dislodge, which causes the crown to loosen. If your crown feels loose, call your dentist before it falls off. 
  • Allergic reactions. Sometimes, a person will be allergic to the metals used in a crown. Though this is possible, it is extremely rare. 

Make an Appointment with Mountain Aire Dentistry 

Dr. Berry is able to restore your smile in just one day with same day crowns. With our same day crowns at Mountain Aire Dentistry, you can receive your customized, natural-looking restoration in just one visit. Call us today for an appointment (303)-731-7755. 

 


291 E Flatiron Crossing Dr,
Broomfield, CO 80021

(303) 731-7755

 

When you visit our Broomfield dental office, your smile is our top priority. Our Dentists invite you to experience the difference a warm and caring team can provide for you and your family. Enjoy a unique and comfortable dental experience designed to bring a healthier and happier smile back into your life. We invite you to call or visit our Broomfield dental office and discover the exceptional difference we offer to those we serve.

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