Restore Your Teeth in One Day
Decayed or damaged teeth make it difficult to be confident in your smile. That’s why Spaulding Dentistry provides custom restoration options to complete your smile and restore your confidence. With dental crowns, you can achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile you can proudly show off.
At Spaulding Dentistry, you can have durable, customized dental crowns placed in just one appointment at our Decatur dental office! Read on to learn more about our same-day crowns and discover if this treatment is right for you.
What Are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown, also known as a tooth cap, is placed over the entire tooth surface to restore its natural shape and size. A tooth that’s been structurally damaged by decay or trauma will often need to be crowned for it to function properly again.
We strive to preserve your natural tooth whenever possible. Because crowns are durable, custom-made, and long-lasting, they’re a great alternative to extracting a damaged tooth. Dr. Spaulding will also ensure your crown matches the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth so you can enjoy a natural-looking and complete smile.
When Are Dental Crowns Necessary?
Dental crowns are a great solution for patients whose smiles have been damaged for various reasons. Dr. Spaulding may recommend a dental crown if you suffer from:
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Severely decayed teeth
- Worn-down or weakened teeth
- Discolored or stained teeth
However, dental crowns aren’t for everyone. At your initial consultation, Dr. Spaulding will discuss your candidacy and other restorative options if necessary.
All About CAD/CAM
Crown fabrication has traditionally taken place in a dental laboratory. But there’s currently a much more convenient alternative—same-day crowns created right here at our Decatur dental office.
Advanced dental technology such as Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) makes it possible to create laboratory-grade crowns and other dental restorations in minutes. This has allowed us to greatly expedite the dental crown process for patients in Decatur and surrounding areas. Say goodbye to multiple appointment visits and achieve a complete smile in just one day at Spaulding Dentistry.
Benefits of Same-Day Dental Crowns
Same-day dental crowns are a convenient choice for patients with busy schedules that need dental work completed quickly. This popular dental treatment offers numerous advantages, including:
- Fewer dental appointments
- No need for an uncomfortable temporary crown
- Improved appearance and function of your smile in just one day
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Made from durable and long-lasting material
- Customized to match the shape, color, and size of your teeth
The Crowning Process
Wondering what to expect during your dental crown procedure? Fortunately, receiving your customized, same-day crown is a quick and minimally invasive process.
First, Dr. Spaulding will perform an exam of your teeth and oral health. This will ensure that a dental crown is the best solution for you. Next, your tooth will be prepared to receive its new crown. This involves removing any accumulations of tartar or areas of decay.
Once your tooth is ready, Dr. Spaulding will take a digital image of the tooth being crowned. The image is then transmitted to a CAD machine, which will create a 3D model of your tooth. This high-quality model will be used as a blueprint to craft your same-day crown.
When the design has been finalized, it’s sent to a CAM machine that rapidly creates your new crown. Once the crown is ready, Dr. Spaulding will permanently affix it in place with a dental composite. Finally, she’ll polish it and make sure it blends in seamlessly with your natural teeth. You’re then ready to show off your new smile!