Dental crowns are great for restoring the appearance of chipped, cracked, or damaged teeth without the need for extensive surgery. At The Hills Dental Spa, we offer same-day crowns that can give you a gorgeous new smile just in time for all your holiday parties. You’ll be beaming in every photo!
Our office uses the latest technology to deliver amazing results in just one visit. It’s all thanks to the CEREC® 3D design and milling system.
What Are CEREC Crowns?
CEREC dental crowns are made from porcelain. They serve both aesthetic and functional purposes. On the surface-level, a crown covers your whole tooth and blends into the rest of your smile. It is natural-looking and a great way to hide any cosmetic imperfections, like chips or cracks.
When it comes to functionality, same-day crowns can also help prevent tooth decay and rot. Even minor cracks in the tooth’s surface layer (enamel) can pose a risk of bacteria growth and infection. With a crown, you can avoid tooth extraction and instead restore your smile and oral health.
How Do They Work?
A crown covers your entire tooth to the gumline. In addition to being placed alone or together, crowns can also form the abutment that holds a dental bridge. We can use same-day crowns to completely change the shape and appearance of a tooth, giving you a brand-new smile in just one visit.
Your dentist will first prep your tooth/teeth to receive the crown; this involves shaping the tooth to make room for the crown while also treating the gumline to ensure a perfect fit. Part of crown preparation also includes a comprehensive cleaning, filling any empty spots with a substance called gutta-percha, then smoothing the surface to ensure optimal bonding.
Using measurements from digital scans, we create a three-dimensional design of your crowns using the CEREC® 3D system. Once you approve of the look, we use a milling system to shape a block of porcelain into your crown. The entire process takes about 30 minutes.
After ensuring the crown perfectly matches your teeth’s color and shape, your dentist will place the crown. In just one appointment, you’ll have a sparkling smile that’s ready for the holidays and beyond!
Request a Consultation Today
Are you ready to get started with same-day crowns? We’re ready to help! Please contact The Hills Dental Spa in Austin, TX, by submitting a form or calling 512-347-0044. Our team is eager to provide the high-quality dental care you deserve.