What is a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are essentially tooth-shaped and colored caps that cover the tooth and restore the health and look of a tooth. If a tooth is small or discolored, a crown will correct the look of a tooth in a natural way.

What is a Dental Crown and why would you need one? Read more HERE.

Convenience is Key!

There’s no reason to visit the dentist multiple times for a crown … Convenience is Key!! That’s why Adams Dental Group offers same-day crowns! That’s the beauty of the CEREC same day crown! CEREC crowns are fast, convenient, and as reliable as any normal crown. Through advances in dentistry and technology, crowns can now be made in our dental office, making your time to get a crown cut in half or more.

Learn More About our CEREC Same Day Crown HERE.

What is a CEREC Same-Day Crown and Its Advantages?

CEREC crowns are ceramic crowns, like any traditional crown. They are often known as chair-side crowns since they are created in a short amount of time. CEREC crowns are replicas of your tooth and are permanently bonded to your tooth for a seamless look. Unlike traditional crowns that require multiple trips to the dentist, a CEREC same-day crown offers multiple advantages for patients, such as:

  • Less time and money: Less trips to the dentist mean less time out of your schedule. With a CEREC crown, there’s also no need to purchase a temporary crown, saving you money.
  • No uncomfortable impressions: CEREC crowns use the latest technology, meaning that the use of sticky and uncomfortable impressions is a thing of the past. Instead, we use a small scanner to take numerous photos of your tooth digitally to create an accurate 3D model.
  • Strength: Ceramic CEREC crowns are incredibly strong and are sure to last for many years.
  • Aesthetics: The strong, tooth-colored ceramic materials of CEREC restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function, and closely match the composition of your natural tooth structure.

Related Article: CEREC Technology Creates Same-Day Crowns for Patients

The CEREC Same-Day Crown Process

The process is quite simple for a CEREC crown. Once you come into our office, we scan the area to create our 3D model and then our machine makes your one-of-a-kind crown in less than 30 minutes. Once the crown is created, it is permanently bonded to your tooth, just like a traditional crown would be. This process is quick, efficient, and practical for our patient’s busy schedules. Most important, you leave with your brand new tooth the same day!

Same-Day Technology

Now there’s no more waiting around or scheduling multiple appointments for your dental crown and best of all – no more temporary crowns! That’s the beauty of CEREC technology. CEREC allows us to restore damaged teeth with natural-colored crowns in only one dental visit, saving you time. Crowns will make your teeth stronger and will protect your smile for years to come, all with a natural look that matches your natural teeth.

In a single visit we will:

  • Diagnose the issue
  • Prepare your tooth
  • Create an optical impression
  • Use our CEREC technology to design your crown
  • Place your same-day CEREC crown

Care for your CEREC crown is very similar to any traditional crown placement. Continue with your normal, twice a day, oral hygiene routine and avoid super sticky foods for the first few hours after your crown is bonded.

Learn more about Dental Crowns from WebMD HERE.

Most Common Reasons to Need a Dental Crown

As we’ve discussed, dental crowns can greatly extend the life of a tooth. They’re common, often painless, and help restore a smile. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 99.7% of surveyed adults said that a healthy smile is socially important to them. You may need a dental crown, as it can help keep your smile healthy and bright, but how do you know when you need a dental crown?

You may need a dental crown in certain situations – let’s look at some of the most popular reasons:

  • To restore a broken tooth
  • To hold a dental bridge in place
  • Covering dental implants
  • Protecting a tooth from decay
  • Root canals – to strengthen and reinforce a tooth that has had a root canal
  • Large cavities
  • Correcting broken teeth
  • Correcting misshapen teeth
  • Repairing discolored teeth
  • Repairing worn down teeth

Crowns can protect vulnerable teeth and improve the look and feel of your smile. If you’re curious if a same-day CEREC crown is the right treatment option for you, just ask Dr. Roberts during your dental visit.

Now let’s take a deeper dive on a few of these…

Need a Dental Crown: Cavities

Sometimes, small cavities can be fixed with a filling. However, fillings aren’t always a long-term solution. When a cavity is larger or requires something more substantial than a filling, a dental crown is often the next logical step. Once a cavity enters in the tooth, it weakens it and is now extra prone to additional damage. A dental crown can restore the strength and longevity to that tooth and so, it may be covered with a crown.

Related Article: What does Oral Bacteria have to do with a Pretty Smile?

Need a Dental Crown: Root Canal

If the nerve of a tooth is infected, a root canal will be required to fix it. During a root canal procedure, the tooth will be hollowed out and this makes the tooth extremely prone to cracking or fracturing. Often, your dentist will then use a dental crown after a root canal to protect and strengthen the weakened tooth.

Related Article: Everything You Want to Know About Root Canal Treatment

Need a Dental Crown: Broken Tooth or Cosmetic Modification

Not every cracked tooth will require a dental crown, but if a crack is deep or painful, crowns are often the best solution. If someone experiences major tooth stress from grinding their teeth, for example, then dental crowns may be a great solution to restore the integrity to the stressed tooth and eliminate pain.

Need a Dental Crown: Discolored Tooth

Dental crowns can also fix any teeth that are small, discolored, or requires a cosmetic modification. This is because a dental crown looks and feels like a real tooth and can be colored to match the rest of your teeth to look natural and beautiful.

Same-Day CEREC Crown Benefits

Although time and convenience are huge benefits to a same-day CEREC crown, there are multiple other benefits to be aware of, such as:

  • Look and Feel: The strong ceramic materials of CEREC crowns give your natural teeth strength, function, and a beautiful look that matches your natural tooth structure.
  • Time: CEREC crowns are the only crowns made in one, single visit.
  • Comfort: CEREC crowns eliminate the need for a temporary crown, getting rid of any discomfort.
  • Strength: Unlike the traditional method of layering and pressing, the milled ceramic of CEREC crowns are much stronger and will resist staining for years.
  • Fillings: CEREC materials and technology can also be used for fillings and are more durable than composite fillings.

How do I get a CEREC Same-Day Crown?

However, there are some pretty big advantages to the CEREC same-day crown. Mostly, they’re quick, easy, and strong! It’s a great, convenient way to obtain a crown when it’s needed. Instead of taking uncomfortable moldings (think goopy impressions) of the tooth and sending those off to a lab, CEREC crowns are made in-house at Adams Dental Group. We simply take digital pictures of the tooth with our CEREC technology and create the crown in the same dental visit, saving lots of time.

At Adams Dental in Kansas City, KS we are proud to offer same-day CEREC crowns to our patients. If you need a crown to fix a damaged tooth or misshapen tooth, please give us a call today to schedule your appointment with us.

Local dentist, Travis A. Roberts and his experienced, friendly team at Adams Dental Group offer affordable family dentistry and gentle dental care in the Kansas City, KS area. We are conveniently located a few minutes East of The Legends Outlets and offer appointment times Monday through Friday to meet your needs. At Adams Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from family and general dentistry to specialty procedures, including dental implants, dentures, root canal treatment, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistrySureSmile invisible aligners, treatment options for sleep apnea and much more. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Call us at (913) 296-8030 to schedule an appointment.




September 13th, 2022

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