When a tooth is damaged or develops a serious oral health concern, we can repair it using a restoration. Instead of requiring two to three visits to complete and place one, we can now use CEREC technology to complete a custom-made dental crown in one visit. Do you have questions about our same-day restorations?
Frequently Asked Questions About One-Visit Crowns
Question: When do you prescribe a dental crown?
Answer: We may suggest one to repair a broken or cracked tooth, address advanced decay or infection, or lengthen a worn-down tooth. We can also use them to reshape malformed teeth or close gaps between teeth. We have used crowns to secure a dental bridge or to restore a single tooth dental implant. They can offer a number of cosmetic and restorative benefits!
Question: Will they look natural?
Answer: Yes, each CEREC crown will be made using ceramic. We use ceramic because the material can be shaded to match surrounding teeth, is stain resistant, and can withstand powerful bite forces.
Question: How do you create one in a single visit?
Answer: We first remove a small amount of tooth structure and take detailed digital impressions of the tooth. We use these images to design a 3D model of the tooth and the restoration. We upload the information into the CEREC machine, which will then mill the crown from a solid block of ceramic. After we check the fit and make any necessary adjustments, we place the completed crown with a powerful bonding agent. The entire procedure only takes one sitting!
Question: How do you keep them strong?
Answer: You should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each session and floss every night before bed. We also urge patients to see us every six months for a checkup and dental cleaning.
Ready to Try One-Visit Crowns?
At Pacific Hills Dental, we can create a custom-made restoration in a single visit. To set an appointment for yourself or for a family member, call our Omaha, NE, dental office today at (402)330-2243. We proudly treat patients in Omaha, NE, and all surrounding areas, including Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, and Millard.