Whether you want to look your best for an interview or you have a special event coming up, same-day dental crowns can be a lifesaver. Same-day crowns are preferable for patients who want a fully restored smile in a fraction of the time.
Because of their convenience and aesthetic appearance, same-day crowns are a popular restorative treatment for patients of all ages. Do you have a damaged or decayed tooth? If so, your dentist may recommend a dental crown to restore your smile. At Sullivan Dental Partners, we offer custom-made dental crowns, including CEREC® same-day crowns.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that encapsulates a natural tooth down to the gumline. Dental crowns are highly versatile, as your dentist can use them to do the following:
- Cover a decayed tooth
- Cap a damaged or broken tooth
- Conceal a misshapen or discolored tooth
- Protect a weak or brittle tooth
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Top a dental implant
Dental crowns are customized to fit your tooth and seamlessly blend in with your smile, all while restoring your ability to chew and speak with ease.
What Is a Same-Day CEREC Crown?
A same-day CEREC dental crown is a crown we design and fabricate right here at our Brentwood dental office. Instead of waiting weeks for your traditional dental crown to be ready, you can have a restored smile in a single dental appointment!
CEREC stands for "Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics" which uses computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to capture digital images of your jaw and tooth, design a crown, and fabricate the crown using an on-site milling machine. Same-day dental crowns are convenient, beautiful, and massive time-savers.
Advantages of CEREC Crowns
There are many advantages of CEREC crowns. Many dentists and patients appreciate CEREC crowns because of their convenience, beauty, and strength.
1. CEREC crowns immediately restore your dental function.
Your teeth affect how you speak and eat. A traditional crown can take a few weeks to be completed by a dental laboratory, and during this time, you will have to wear a temporary crown. While wearing a temporary crown, you must follow a specific diet, so the crown doesn't fall off. With CEREC crowns, you can have your restoration designed, fabricated, and installed on the same day. And you don't have to worry about dietary restrictions or finding time in your busy schedule to return for crown placement.
2. CEREC crowns can prevent dental injury.
Temporary crowns don't always fit in your mouth and can become loose. This can cause injury, discomfort, or other issues. However, same-day tooth crowns reduce the risk of dental injury because you receive your precisely-fitting restoration in a single visit. CEREC crowns also don't require as much tooth preparation as traditional crowns, so they preserve more of your natural tooth's structure.
3. CEREC crowns can save you money.
CEREC crowns are budget-friendly. Several dental appointments and temporary tooth crowns can be expensive, even with insurance. However, CEREC crowns don't require as many dental appointments, nor do they need temporary crowns. Some people also opt for CEREC crowns because fewer appointments mean they can have more opportunities to work and increase their paycheck without taking time off work.
4. CEREC crowns offer enhanced comfort.
CEREC crowns are made from ceramic, making them very comfortable and natural-looking. The CAD/CAM technology ensures the same-day crown will fit your tooth's precise shape and contours. We also design the crowns to match your surrounding teeth seamlessly, so your restored smile looks beautiful and feels comfortable.
5. CEREC crowns can prevent dental decay.
Temporary crowns can fall off or have an uncomfortable fit, making the underlying tooth more vulnerable to decay. Fortunately, CEREC crowns don't have this problem.
6. CEREC crowns are fast and convenient.
If you have a busy schedule, multiple dentist visits for a dental crown may be the last thing you need right now. Same-day CEREC crowns make the process of tooth restoration more efficient and convenient than ever. At Sullivan Dental Partners, we use CAD/CAM technology to design, fabricate, and manufacture dental restorations in one day. You no longer have to wait weeks to don your new smile; you can have it in a matter of hours!
Call Us About Same-Day CEREC Crowns in Brentwood, TN
Do you have a damaged, decayed, or misshapen tooth? Our team at Sullivan Dental Partners can restore your smile's health and beauty with same-day CEREC crowns in Brentwood, TN. Please give us a call today to learn more about our tooth restoration options or schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.
We are pleased to offer various financing and payment options, including our in-house membership, the Sullivan Dental Partners Club. Our Brentwood dental office welcomes patients of all ages from the surrounding areas, including Oak Hill, Franklin, Nashville, Crieve Hall, and Nolensville.
Our dentists look forward to helping you improve your smile!