Same-day Dental Crowns Philadelphia

One-visit dentistry for dental crowns is now possible due to advanced technology by CEREC.®

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CEREC Same Day Dental Crowns

Broken, cracked teeth, large cavities and damaged teeth are often treated with a dental crown. The dental crown procedure in most dental offices takes two separate appointments to complete. We believe in making dentistry convenient, which is why we have invested in CEREC technology to provide our patients with same day dental crowns in Philadelphia.

What is CEREC Same Day Dental Crowns?

CEREC is an advanced computer-assisted design/manufacturing dental technology. The device allows for the planning, creation and placement of a dental crown to occur in just one single appointment.

CEREC comes with a digital scanner. Instead of the traditional goopy impressions, the digital scanner takes a digital impression of your teeth. Patients love no mess impressions! Alongside the digital impression, our on-site lab tech will design your custom dental crown. The digital creation is then sent to our in-office milling unit, where your custom dental crown is milled out of a block of porcelain that is shade-matched to your teeth. All of this takes place directly in our office during your time of visit.

Why Does Someone Need a Dental Crown?

Dental crown placement is a very common dental procedure. Most commonly, you will see dental crowns recommended for the following;

To Reinforce or Repair:

  • Decayed Teeth
  • Damaged Teeth
  • Cracked Tooth

Improve the Appearance of:

  • Discolored Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth

To Restore or Anchor:

  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Implant Bridge

Same Day Crowns vs. Traditional Crowns Process

When making a traditional dental crown, patients have to visit their Philadelphia dental office at least twice. The initial appointment for the impression of the tooth or teeth needing the crown(s) and the second appointment for the crown's placement. The time between the two appointments is usually about 2-3 weeks, and during this time, the patient has to wear a temporary crown. With same day dental crowns, no temporary crown is needed, and you leave the office the same day with your final restoration. The same day dental crown appointment is typically completed within a few hours.

Advantages of Same Day Dental Crowns

  • Convenience can’t be beaten when it comes to same day crowns. You will save time by not having multiple appointments and spend less time in the dental chair.
  • No messy impressions are more comfortable for most patients.
  • Restores function almost immediately.
  • Accurate fit, long-lasting.
  • No temporary crown necessary. Temporary crowns can be uncomfortable and leave the tooth more vulnerable.

Disadvantages of Same Day Dental Crowns

  • Same day dental crowns are not appropriate for every patient. If there is a tooth fractured below the gumline, the intraoral camera may not capture a precise image, making a traditional crown the better option.
  • In some instances, the tooth shade matching of the same day crown needs more than one day to create.
  • CEREC only creates ceramic crowns. With traditional crowns, you can get metal and porcelain. Metal and porcelain crowns can be stronger and less subject to wear and tear than same day dental crowns.

Philadelphia Single Visit Dental Crown Appointment

Main Street Dental Center City utilizes advanced technology to create seamless, efficient treatments for our patients. We understand patients have busy lives, and we want to make dentistry convenient and affordable without compromising quality. Contact our office for a consultation today!

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