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Same-day crowns at Consultants in Dental Aesthetics are built using a CEREC machine. This CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Manufacturing) machine is capable of automatically trimming a block of porcelain into a custom-built crown in just a few minutes.
Thanks to this advanced technology, it’s now possible for patients in Spring and Kohrville to get a crown in just a single short appointment at our office, rather than needing to come in for multiple appointments. Our office is located at 9700 Louetta Road, Spring, TX 77379.
First and foremost, same-day CEREC crowns offer convenience. You can get a crown in just a single 1-2 hour appointment, rather than 2+ appointments over a period of 2-3 weeks or longer. This makes it easier to get the care you need if you have a busy schedule.
You can also avoid wearing an uncomfortable temporary crown, which is required for the traditional dental crown procedure. CEREC crowns also look just as natural and are just as durable as traditional crowns, and provide long-lasting results as long as you care for your mouth properly.
First, your mouth will be numbed and cleaned, and a high-speed instrument will be used to trim your tooth to create a strong and stable platform for your new CEREC crown.
After your tooth has been prepared, your doctor will use a handheld scanner to take digital images and impressions of your tooth. They will use this information to begin the process of designing your crown.
Once the scan of your tooth has been taken and the design has been finalized, the design will be uploaded into our CEREC machine. A porcelain block that’s the color of your tooth will be loaded into the machine. Then, the CEREC machine will automatically craft your crown out of this block, creating a restoration that will fit perfectly into your mouth.
Once your CEREC crown has been crafted, your Spring dentist will check the fit and ensure it’s perfect. Then, the crown will be attached to your tooth using powerful dental cement, and you’ll be sent home to enjoy your newly-restored smile.
All same-day crowns use CEREC technology to mill a custom-designed crown out of a block of ceramic using 3D printing technology. This durable porcelain offers superior aesthetics compared to other materials and looks like a natural tooth.
Lab-made crowns offer a range of materials to choose from, including metal, zirconia, porcelain, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. By far the most aesthetically desirable material is porcelain, especially for placement in the front teeth, where you don’t want the tooth to look silver or off-white.
While you can get lab-made porcelain crowns, you will need to wait a significantly longer time to have your official crown. You will need to return for multiple appointments, and wear a temporary crown while you wait for your official one to be fabricated, and an outside dental lab will create the crown out of porcelain.
Same-day crowns have a comparable lifespan to lab-made porcelain crowns, which is 10 to 15 years on average. However, the lifespan of a crown ultimately depends on many factors, including:
To prolong the lifespan of your dental crowns and prevent them from becoming damaged or broken, you should limit sources of wear and tear from chewing, teeth grinding, and opening packages with your teeth.
Wear a mouthguard if you have bruxism, don’t use your teeth as tools, and try not to eat too many hard and sticky foods which can wear down your porcelain crowns. Even though porcelain is stain-resistant, if you eat a lot of staining foods and drinks and smoke cigarettes, this can cause discoloration over time.
Limit your exposure to stains by drinking through a straw and rinsing your mouth with water after eating. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day to prevent tooth decay. Regular dental cleanings should be attended every 6 months to remove surface stains and prevent oral health problems.
All of the additional steps and outside parties involved with lab-made crowns add to the cost of your crown treatment, not to mention it’s less convenient and more time-consuming. CEREC crowns, on the other hand, eliminate third-party and appointment-related costs so you only need to pay for a single appointment performed right here in our dental office.
The cost of materials is the same for porcelain crowns no matter if they’re created through CEREC technology or lab-made. In this way, same-day crowns are more cost-effective. Porcelain crowns range from $800 to $3000 per tooth.
The price range can also be affected by the cost of living in the location where you are receiving the procedure. We can give you a quote during your consultation. Contact us at Consultants In Dental Aesthetics to schedule a consultation with Dr. Landry or Dr. Dela Cruz.
Dr. Landry is the BEST! Consultants in Dental is the BEST! I've been coming here for over a decade. Comfort, friendly, professional. They go the extra mile to make you smile!A Comfort Menu to provide you with a warm blanket, cup of tea, or essential oils. State of the art technology in dentistry. Don't wanna wait with a temporary and have to come back for your crown? They mill them in house in their lab and you get it put on the same day!
I felt very comfortable and welcomed while at consultants in dental aesthetics, I always feel nervous at the dentist’s office, but Tania welcomed us with a smile, She was very friendly and cordial; this made feel a lot less nervous and very comfortable, She immediately offered me something to drink and took me to the waiting area, where I enjoyed my delicious coffee.I then went in for my cleaning where I met Vicky, Who show me around the new office and explained what my visit would consist of, She also ask me if I need anything to make me feel more comfortable, such as a blanket, Vicky was fantastic! Afterwards Dr. Dela Cruz saw me and corrected a problem with a crown which I had been having for 2 years(I live in another State) I then was escorted back to the waiting area where I waited for my husband to finish his exam, Tania and another hospitality team member were ready to help me feel as comfortable as posible, they offered me an ice cream, which I thoroughly enjoyed.In general the visit was excellent!It wasn’t my first time visiting consultants in Dental Aesthetics, but it was my first time to visit the new office.