A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” placed over a tooth to cover and restore its strength, size, shape, and appearance. A dentist will use a crown if a tooth is too damaged to be repaired by a simple filling. Dental crowns are also used on top of an implant to provide a natural-looking replacement.
Getting a dental crown can be a long process. You usually have to wait a week or two for the dental lab to create your custom crown. But thanks to technological advancements, you can now get same-day dental crowns!
CEREC Dental Crowns
Same-day dental crowns only require one visit to the dentist; that means no more waiting and no more temporary crowns!
Same-day crowns are made using computer-aided design and manufacturing. With the CEREC dental milling machine, we create a 3D image of your tooth and use that image to mill a custom crown right in the office. The whole process takes about an hour from start to finish. And the best part is, you walk out with a brand new tooth that looks and feels just like your natural teeth.
How are CEREC Crowns Made?
Making a CEREC crown begins with a dental x-ray and a 3D scan of your tooth. This gives us a detailed image of your tooth that we can use to create a digital model.
Once we have the digital model, we use the CEREC milling machine to carve out your custom crown from a block of ceramic material. The CAD software ensures that your crown is a perfect fit for your tooth.
After the crown is milled, we’ll place it on your tooth and make any necessary adjustments. Once you’re happy with the fit and appearance of the crown, we’ll bond it in place with dental cement. The entire process usually takes less than two hours!
What Are the Benefits of CEREC Crowns?
There are many benefits of getting a CEREC crown, including:
- Same-day service: With CEREC crowns, you can get your new crown in one visit to the dentist. That means no more waiting and no more temporary crowns.
- Natural-looking: The ceramic material resembles the color and translucency of your natural teeth.
- Strong and durable: Ceramic is a strong and durable material that will last for many years with proper care.
- Metal-free: CEREC crowns are metal-free and won’t cause any allergic reactions.
Your Same-Day Dental Crown Experts
DeWitt Dental Associates is your best option for dental crowns in Denver. Dr. DeWitt, Dr. Midgley, and Dr. Magstadt specialize in same-day crowns with over three decades of experience.
For dental crowns in Denver, contact DeWitt Dental at (303) 321-5656 or complete the online booking form. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile!