Regain Your Smile Immediately with Same-Day Crowns
The traditional process of getting a dental crown can be quite an inconvenience, often requiring multiple office visits and a few weeks out of your already busy life. Fortunately, those days of waiting are over! At Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of the Rockies, you can receive your permanent dental crowns in just one office visit.
Your same-day crowns are created in our Fort Collins office with the E4D Dentist system, which allows us to scan, design and mill your new crowns with same day convenience and precision. This latest advance in restorative dentistry is fast and precise, providing the following advantages over traditional, lab made dental crowns:
- No messy silicone molds
- No waiting for 3rd party dental labs to finish
- No temporary crowns to wear
- No multiple visits, the permanent crown is customized and bonded to your tooth the same day
Experience the Convenience and Quality of Same-Day Crowns
Our E4D system relies on CAD/CAM (computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing) technology, which uses digital camera scans to record the shape of your teeth and mouth. These scans eliminate the need for silicone impressions, while maintaining the necessary precision for customizing your dental restoration. The scans are then processed through the in-office milling unit, which fabricates your custom crown. Though most patients find the quality of same-day crowns and traditional lab made crowns to be comparable, lab made crowns may be recommended depending on your particular condition. Otherwise, same-day crowns provide an unbeatable combination of efficiency and quality for your time and money.
More patients are opting for same-day crowns because of the attendant risks and limitations of temporary crowns. Temporary crowns don’t provide a customized fit, and they are not as strong as a permanent crown. You have to be careful about what you eat and how you chew, or the temporary crown could break before the permanent one is even ready. It may also cause additional tooth pain and sensitivity, which can make the wait for your final crown more agonizing than it should be. With same-day crowns, the hassle and discomfort of temporary crowns are a thing of the past.
What Should I Expect with E4D Same-Day Crowns?
The procedure for same-day crowns is similar to getting traditional lab made crowns, but with fewer steps and no 3rd-party dental lab. To prepare for treatment, the tooth and surrounding gum are numbed to alleviate any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Then, your dentist carefully files and reshapes the receiving tooth to make room for your same-day crown. Digital scans are made of your teeth and gums using CAD/CAM technology, which are submitted to the milling unit for the modeling and fabrication of your new crown. In the meantime, you can relax while your crown is being manufactured and customized by the milling machine. Once the crown is finished, it is examined for fit, comfort and color before being bonded permanently to your tooth.
Proper post-procedure care is essential for ensuring optimal results and speedy healing. During the first 24 hours, it is best that you avoid eating sticky or tough to chew foods, as this may irritate your newly bonded tooth. Once the critical period has passed, you can go back to eating and drinking as you normally do. While it’s possible to experience lingering sensitivity in the crown or surrounding gum tissue, it is fortunately temporary and should disappear within a few weeks.
If you are considering same-day crowns and would like more information, or if you would like to explore your options and set up an appointment, call Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of the Rockies today at (970) 223-8425. For your added convenience, you can also send us a contact or appointment request online using the form below.