Lifelike Same-Day Crowns for a Restored Smile
While a dental crown is an excellent way to protect a weakened, damaged, or aesthetically compromised tooth, it can take several weeks to receive a conventional restoration.
So what makes a same-day crown at our Albuquerque, NM, office such a great choice?
A Same-Day Crown Can Quickly Restore the Function of Your Smile
With a same-day crown, you can experience fully restored function and appearance in a single visit to our office.
By choosing a same-day crown, you can strengthen your smile without a temporary, saving time and money.
Using the CEREC system, our team can create digital images of your smile instead of using messy impressions.
How do crowns fit into your smile?
Wondering whether a crown is right for you?
A Same-Day Crown Can address a Range of Issues
Cracked, Chipped, or Uneven Teeth
If your tooth has a large crack, chip, or uneven edges, a crown can restore the appearance and stability of your smile.
Some types of discoloration do not respond to teeth whitening. A crown can conceal staining to give your smile a more uniform color.
Severely Decayed or Damaged Teeth
For teeth that have been severely damaged due to decay or trauma, a crown can provide necessary strength for a stronger smile.
Weakened or Worn Teeth
In some cases, weakened or significantly worn teeth require added support from a dental crown.
An Uneven Bite
If you have an uneven bite due to teeth grinding or jaw clenching, Dr. Wall can place a crown to adjust your bite for a more comfortable smile.
Disproportionate or oddly shaped teeth can affect the aesthetics of your smile. A crown can conceal issues with their size or shape.
Contact Our Albuquerque Dental Office
Porcelain crowns are a great solution for many functional and cosmetic concerns related to your smile. To learn more, schedule a consultation at Cosmetic Dentistry of New Mexico.
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Good Candidates for a Same-Day Crown Have:
Stable Tooth Structure
To receive any type of crown, it is crucial to have enough remaining tooth structure to properly support the crown.
No Need for Metal in the Crown
If you clench or grind your teeth, you may need a sturdier material for your crown, in which case a same-day crown may not be right for you.
Good Oral Health
Before recommending a crown, Dr. Wall will assess your overall oral health to ensure a crown is the right solution.
Stunning Results in a Single Visit
Same-day crowns blend in beautifully with your smile and maintain the natural alignment of your bite. With this efficient treatment, you can enjoy restored dental function and an enhanced sense of self-confidence faster than ever before.
How does CEREC work?
The digital Revolution at Work in Dentistry
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) technology uses digital impressions and computer-guided milling tools to perform work that would normally take a technician two weeks or longer to complete. In a single office visit to our Albuquerque office, a quick scan of your tooth will direct ultra-articulate hardware in crafting a crown that achieves a precise fit with your smile.
SAME-DAY CROWNS OFFER SEVERAL BENEFITS OVER TRADITIONAL CROWNS
Because traditional crowns are made at a dental lab, it can take several weeks to receive your final restoration.
Same-day crowns can speed up your treatment timeline and spare you the hassle of an unstable or delicate temporary crown. CEREC® crowns can also protect your overall dental health. These restorations will be tailor-made using highly precise measurements. Dr. Wall can make minute adjustments to even out the force along your dental arch. As an expert in neuromuscular dentistry, he can prevent undue pressure on your jaw and reduce your risk for TMJ Disorder. Finally, CEREC® crowns are remarkably durable and natural looking. The system uses medical-grade porcelain that has a natural sheen and sparkle. You will be in the office during the design process, so Dr. Wall can accurately match the color of the porcelain to your natural teeth.
A Restored Smile in Three Steps
After your tooth has been treated, digital impressions will be taken. We will then upload these images to our CEREC system and perform fine adjustments using advanced software.
You crown will be milled from a block of dental-grade porcelain chosen to match the color of surrounding teeth. This portion of the process typically takes about an hour.
Once your restoration is complete, the dentist at our Albuquerque office will check the fit of the crown. Once approved, the crown will be secured onto the tooth using dental cement.
Are there any special precautions I need to take after treatment?
Getting the Most from Your New Crown
To prolong the life of your crown, you should:
- Avoid chewing on hard objects or using your teeth as tools
- Practice proper oral hygiene
- Attend six-month checkups
- Wear a mouth guard while sleeping if you suffer from bruxism or temporomandibular (TMJ) disorder
During your consultation, the doctor can answer any questions or concerns you have about caring for your new crown.
What do the results look like?
Restored Function & Aesthetics
Immediately after treatment, you can expect that your smile will look great, feel comfortable, and function properly. Rather than having to pay for a temporary restoration and fit a second visit into your busy life, you can leave your office ready to resume your normal schedule. We'll see you in six months for a checkup!
Are same-day crowns reliable?
With our advanced technology, we are able to craft completely customized crowns while you wait! - Dr. Wall
Same-Day Crowns Made with CEREC® Technology
Before placing a crown, Dr. Wall will reshape your tooth. He will remove damaged material and create a strong base for the restoration. Then he will take three-dimensional digital impressions of your tooth. Using state-of-the-art CAD/CAM technology, he will design a custom crown that will blend seamlessly with your other teeth. Dr. Wall will then upload the designs into our CEREC® machine. The CEREC® system works much like a 3-D printer. Usually in under an hour, it will generate a crown from a solid block of porcelain. When your crown is complete, Dr. Wall will make sure it fits correctly, and he will attach it to your tooth.
Crowns Can Be More Expensive, but Offer Greater Coverage
Because of their larger size, dental crowns are typically more expensive than other restorative dentistry options like fillings, inlays, and onlays.
However, because they cover a larger surface area, they are the best option if you suffer from extensive decay, damage, or cosmetic imperfections.
3 Factors That Will Determine Your Final Cost
Quality of Materials Chosen
There are many types of porcelain available, and more aesthetic, durable options will typically cost more than others.
Number of Teeth Treated
While some patients only need one dental crown to restore their smile, those with more extensive issues will need more expensive treatment.
If you have outstanding oral health issues like gum disease, you will need dental care before receiving your crown, increasing the final cost.
Understanding Your Financing Options
Our Albuquerque dental office wants to make it simple and affordable to receive a dental crown.
If your crown is being placed for restorative reasons, it may be partially or fully covered by your insurance. Our office will help you submit the appropriate documentation to ensure you get the most out of your benefits.
Dr. Byron W. Wall
Dr. Wall is an experienced dentist who uses advanced technology to provide outstanding dental care. Our team at Cosmetic Dentistry of New Mexico has been serving the community of Albuquerque for over 30 years.
For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (505) 883-4488 today.