Can I Get A Crown In One Visit?A busy life can make taking care of yourself hard. It is important to find time to take care of yourself, your health, and your smile. When necessary, a dental crown can help restore your tooth. Investment in technology has made it so that a dental crown can be made in a single visit. A dental crown can restore a severely damaged tooth, a tooth following root canal therapy, or to replace a tooth in conjunction with a dental implant. Dental crowns act like permanent helmets to protect weakened teeth, restoring the abilities to bite and chew. Getting a crown placed in one visit gives the crown more time to protect the tooth.  

Why Is a Crown Necessary?

Without a crown, a damaged tooth could be vulnerable to further breakage and decay. A broken tooth could inhibit the way you speak, chew, bite, and it could even affect the way you sound when you speak. If you have a damaged or missing tooth in a visible part of your smile, a crown can restore the appearance of your smile. If you have lost a tooth to extraction or fall-out, a dental implant can replace the roots while the crown will replace the tooth above the gums.

Same-Day Technology

Traditionally to create a crown, a dentist would create a mold of your tooth and send the mold to an off-site, third-party milling lab for the crown to be created. This process with outsourcing could take a week or more before the crown was ready to place in your mouth. With E4D PlanScan technology, the entire process takes place within your dentist’s office. First, using CAD/CAM (computer-aided drafting/computer-aided manufacturing) technology, your dentist will take digital scans of your teeth, mouth, and bite. The digital scans are then sent to a computer that will create a blueprint for your crown based on the precision scans and measurements. An on-site milling machine uses that blueprint to precisely sculpt your crown. Once the crown has been created, your dentist will fit and place your permanent crown. Rather than waiting a week or more for a crown, it can typically be done in less than an hour.

A crown can be fitted and created in one visit

Visit Dr. Carmona if you think you need a dental crown. To schedule a consultation with Austin Prosthodontics in Austin, TX, call 512-250-9444. We also proudly welcome patients from Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Leander, and all surrounding Texas communities.

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