Crowns are protective restorations that cover your whole tooth (unlike fillings, which go inside of smaller cavities). They’re used to rebuild and restore entire tooth surfaces when there is significant structural damage. At Discover Dental, we offer innovative same-day dental crowns, saving you time and improving the care experience.
Why Do I Need a Crown?
Dental crowns help reinforce damaged teeth and increase their integrity. Rather than patching a tooth with an extremely large filling, crowns disperse biting and chewing pressure over the entire tooth.
You could think of the tooth restoration process like trying to superglue a broken pencil back together. Something with significant structural damage cannot be held together with a bonding agent. Instead, the entire surface is surrounded with a protective cover. This process increases the tooth’s integrity as it adds to it.
Crowns are typically recommended in instances such as severe decay, severe physical damage and wear, or following root canal therapy.
The Same-Day Crown Procedure
Dr. Tran offers same-day dental crown treatments, as opposed to traditional two-visit methods. This service is possible thanks to our in-house digital impression and scanning technology, as well as 3D printers.
At the time of your treatment, Dr. Tran will prepare the tooth structure by removing any compromised or unhealthy surfaces. From there, we will add filling material to the tooth to create a smooth, uniform shape. Next, we use the digital impression tool to record a 3D model of your tooth, which our 3D printer uses to create the custom tooth-colored restoration. The entire procedure is typically completed within two hours.
- Digitally-designed crowns are
- Extremely accurate
- Quicker to place
- As strong as traditional dental crowns
- More comfortable for our clients
- Matched to the natural color of your smile
The typical ceramic dental crown tends to last an average of 19-20 years, but Dr. Tran builds ours so that they can potentially last an entire lifetime. The key is to care for your crown properly, to ensure the underlying tooth remains as healthy as possible.
Daily flossing and brushing, as well as six-month checkups, are required. If you experience any sensitivity or the tooth is noticeable after treatment, you may need to come in to have it adjusted.