Smile by Design Dental Group
Michael Choi, DMD
Prosthodontic, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in Irvine, CA
Getting traditional crowns requires a lot of time and multiple dental office visits. With same-day crowns at Smile by Design Dental Group in Irvine, California, the process is much simpler and faster. Skilled cosmetic and implant dentist Michael Choi, DMD, creates your crown using computer-aided design and manufacturing in just one office visit. Set up your consultation by requesting an appointment online or over the phone today.
Same Day Crowns Q&A
What are same-day crowns?
Same-day crowns are durable caps for your teeth that can cover damage or reinforce a tooth’s original strength or structure.
Same-day crowns simplify the traditional process of repairing or replacing teeth with crowns so you don’t have to wait for several weeks using temporary devices.
Unlike veneers, which only serve a cosmetic purpose, crowns can cover any tooth to fix damage or just make the tooth look better. The team at Smile by Design Dental Group customizes the color of your crown so it blends in nicely with the teeth around it.
You can use a crown to:
- Cover chips and cracks
- Replace the enamel of a worn-down tooth
- Protect a weak tooth
- Restore a broken tooth
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a tooth after a root canal
- Improve the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth
Smile by Design Dental Group offers same-day crowns using the advanced CEREC system, which accurately designs and mills your crown in one day.
How do same-day crowns compare to traditional crowns?
Compared to traditional crowns — which can take weeks to create after your impressions — same-day crowns using the CEREC system have many notable advantages. In addition to being faster and easier, other benefits of same-day crowns include:
- Comfortable, safe imaging and scanning
- High-quality devices using computer-aided manufacturing
- Minimal enamel removal before crown placement
- Minimal additional adjustments once your crown is ready
- No need for an ill-fitting or uncomfortable temporary crown
Same-day crowns are made of very durable ceramic materials designed to last for years or decades at a time. You might eventually need to replace your crown due to wear-and-tear, but you can expect your same-day crown to last 5-15 years if you care for it properly.
How are same-day crowns designed and fabricated?
Getting your same-day crowns at Smile by Design Dental Group is a simple and painless process that takes place over the course of a day-long appointment.
When you arrive in the morning, the team prepares the tooth by removing some of its enamel. This step isn’t necessary if you’re getting a crown for a dental implant.
Next, the team takes digital impressions of your prepared tooth or of the abutment attached to the implant that will hold your crown.
The digital scanner sends the impressions to a computer, and a computer-aided manufacturing machine mills the crown out of a solid block of ceramic. You can relax in the comfort of the clinic as this process takes place.
Once your crown is ready, the team places it right away. They check the fit and might make some final adjustments before bonding it to the tooth with dental adhesives and a curing light.
To consult with the Smile by Design Dental Group team about same-day crowns for your smile, schedule an appointment online or over the phone today.