Getting a new crown can be a long process.
Traditionally, you would have to come in for at least two different appointments. In between those appointments, you would have to wear a temporary for two to three weeks. If you have ever had a temporary, you know that even the best temporary crown never looks as good as a permanent crown and they have a tendency to fall off.
At Sinick Family Dental, we have the newest technology to help give you the best care possible. Because we have stayed current with the latest technology (CEREC), we are able to do most of our crowns in the same day.
What Does This Mean for You?
We know that the dentist's office is not the place that most people want to spend their days. If we are able to do your crown in the office, you will:
- Only need to get numb once
- Only have one visit
- Not need to do those goopy impressions
- Leave the office with your permanent crown
- Have a beautiful new crown that people won’t be able to tell is not your natural tooth
How Long Is the Appointment?
Typically, a crown appointment takes between an hour and a half to two hours to complete. At the end of the appointment, you will be able to eat, drink, and smile like when you were a teenager.
What Is a Same-Day Crown Appointment Like?
The appointment starts out the same as a traditional crown. We will prepare your tooth. This is where the similarities end. One of our doctors will use our CEREC machine to take a digital scan of your tooth. The computer uses this scan to make a 3-D model of your tooth in the computer program.
Then, one of our doctors will design your new crown on the computer right in front of you. Once your crown is designed, we send the digital file to a mill in our lab that cuts your crown out of a porcelain (tooth-colored) block. This normally takes between 10 and 15 minutes. During this time, you are more than welcome to watch your crown being made or you can relax and watch your favorite show on TV.
Once the crown is finished, we will cement it just as we would a crown that comes from the lab, and you can get on with the rest of your day!
Call Us to Find Out More or Schedule Your Appointment
We have convenient early morning and evening hours. On Tuesdays we are open until 6 PM, and on Fridays we are open starting at 7 AM so you are able to get your appointment in before or after work. Call (330) 725-9851 to find out more or schedule your appointment.