Care 4 Teeth now offer same day crowns! This means you will only need to come to a single appointment and have your new crown in less than 3 hours.
A crown is an artificial tooth (sometimes also known as a cap) that completely covers the tooth. It is used to provide strength when your tooth has been root canal treated, cracked, broken or has large fillings.
We use a machine called CEREC – Chairside Economical Restoration of Aesthetic Ceramics
1. The CEREC camera scanner will take a 3D digital scan of the prepared tooth and the top and bottom jaw, offering an accurate impression
2. The CEREC software will then analyse the impressions and propose a restoration model to be milled. The dentist will also modify accordingly.
3. The software then submits the design to the milling machine. The milling machine grinds and cuts out the crown which has been specially designed for you.
4. Once the crown has been milled, it is sent to the SpeedFire fernace to be sintered to ensure strength and durability.
Same day crowns eliminate the need to visit the dentist a second time. It is more cost effective for both the dentist and the patient, requiring less travel time and less time in the chair. Another benefit of visiting once is less anaesthetic and less discomfort.
Regular crowns require 2 visits with the dentist. First visit to prepare the tooth and take impressions which are then sent to a lab. This usually takes 2 weeks. Then you will need to come back to insert the crown.