Am I a Candidate for Same-Day Crowns?
Patients who are candidates for receiving a traditional crown are also eligible for same-day crowns. These crowns are made of durable porcelain. However, if a patient desires a more premium material, such as zirconia, they will need to wait for the crown to be completed in the traditional manner at an offsite lab.
There are multiple reasons why an individual may seek the restorative and cosmetic benefits of a dental crown. Dental crowns can:
- Preserve teeth following removal of tooth decay
- Protect a tooth following a root canal
- Restore the strength of a damaged tooth
- Conceal tooth discoloration that will not respond to whitening
- Protect a tooth that is chipped, cracked, or fractured
- Cap a misshapen tooth
- Cap a dental implant
You do not need to undergo multiple visits to a doctor to experience the restorative and cosmetic benefits of a custom dental crown.
What Should I Expect at My Dental Crown Placement?
If you have had a standard dental crown placed, then you may remember that the process requires two or more visits to the dentist’s office. Thanks to advanced CAD/CAM technology, Dr. Stofer can now prep your tooth, design and manufacture your custom dental crown, and place it during a single visit to our Warsaw dental practice.
Before your custom crown can be manufactured, Dr. Stofer will need to prepare your tooth. This process requires the removal of some dental tissue to ensure that the crown fits properly within your smile. Before any tissue is removed, Dr. Stofer will carefully administer local anesthesia so you do not experience discomfort. If you suffer from dental phobia, Dr. Stofer offers sedation dentistry. Once you are completely comfortable, the tooth will be reshaped.
Next, Dr. Stofer uses the advanced CEREC system to capture an image of your prepared tooth. Dr. Stofer will be careful to ensure that the design incorporates a specific color, shape, and size to match your smile. The measurements and images will then be sent to our advanced milling machine. Once your custom crown is ready, Dr. Stofer will assess the fit before bonding it onto your prepared tooth. Small adjustments can be made at this time to ensure that your bite is balanced and comfortable.
Schedule Your Same-Day Crowns Treatment Today
Dr. Stofer is proud to use the latest technology in treating his Warsaw patients. If your dental crown requires replacement, or if your tooth is in need of a restoration, you do not need to undergo multiple visits to a doctor to experience the restorative and cosmetic benefits of a custom-fitted dental crown. If you have concerns about the affordability of any of our treatments, we gladly accept CareCredit® financing. To schedule your same-day dental crown consultation with Dr. Stofer, please contact our office online or call (574) 269-1199.