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Same-Day Dental Crowns

Chester Family Dentistry

General Dentists & Family Dentists located in Warren, OH

Whether you need to restore a damaged tooth or replace a missing tooth, same-day dental crowns make the process quick, and cutting-edge CEREC technology makes it easy. Dr. Ana Chester and Dr. Amy Caicco at Chester Family Dentistry proudly provide CEREC same-day dental crowns, which gives them the ability to design, create, and place the crown over your tooth in just one office visit. If you live in or around Trumbull County and have any questions about same-day dental crowns, call their office in Warren, Ohio, or schedule an appointment online for a free consultation.

Same-Day Dental Crowns Q & A

What is a dental crown?

Dental crowns completely encase an existing tooth to provide strength, protection, and restoration. They can also be secured with a dental implant if you have missing teeth. The doctors at Chester Family Dentistry may use a crown to:

  • Repair a tooth with extensive decay
  • Cover a cracked or broken tooth
  • Cover a tooth after a root canal
  • Improve the appearance of discolored or crooked teeth
  • Preserve a tooth that’s weak due to a large filling
  • Replace a missing tooth

What is a CEREC crown?

CEREC crowns are made and permanently inserted in one dental visit. By comparison, standard crowns require at least two office visits and you’ll wear a temporary crown while waiting for the crown to be produced. Same-day dental crowns are made possible by advanced digital 3-D technology available at Chester Family Dentistry.

How are CEREC crowns produced in the dental office?

The dentists at Chester Family Dentistry prepare your tooth for the crown by removing decay or old fillings. Then they apply a thin coat of reflective powder and use a digital 3-D camera to create a precise map of your mouth and a detailed image of the tooth receiving the dental crown.

Computer-aided design (CAD) software uses the digital image to design a crown tailored to your mouth and dental needs, then the information is sent to an on-site fabrication machine that mills the crown from a block of solid ceramic.

Your new crown is matched to the color of your teeth so it looks natural. After it’s made, your dentist attaches the CEREC crown to the prepared tooth, checks its placement and fit, and you have a new restoration.

What are the advantages of a CEREC same-day dental crown?

The biggest advantage of a CEREC crown is that your tooth is restored during one appointment. You don’t have to wait for the crown to be produced, then go back for a second appointment to have the crown placed over your tooth.

CEREC crowns offer advantages beyond the same-day benefit:

  • Quick procedure: entire process is usually completed within an hour
  • Less anesthesia: fewer shots required to deliver less anesthetic
  • Natural looking: CEREC crowns are made from tooth-colored porcelain material
  • Biocompatible: safe, non-toxic materials are used to make CEREC crowns
  • Plaque resistant: CEREC crowns resist plaque and staining so your tooth stays healthy
  • Durable: high-quality porcelain material is strong and durable