Same-Day Dental Crowns

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a porcelain or ceramic tooth-shaped material, which is placed on the tooth surface. A dental crown is mostly used when a tooth becomes cracked, damaged or badly decayed. A dental crown restoration completely encapsulates a tooth or a dental implant. It is not only used to protect and strengthen the tooth, a dental crown also improves the appearance of your teeth by giving it the shape and the contour of a natural tooth. Essentially, a dental crown is a cap used to restore a tooth to its original appearance and prevent further damage or decay. Dental crowns are usually adhered to the tooth with the use of dental adhesives.

After a thorough exam Dr. Wesley will determine if a Dental Crown is the right procedure for you.

Same-Day Crowns
When is a Dental Crown Needed?
  • To protect a weak tooth (caused by decay or lack of solid root structure) from breaking
  • To hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  • To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
  • To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
  • To hold a dental bridge in place
  • To cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To make a cosmetic modification

Why an All-Porcelain Crown vs. a Ceramic Crown?

With the development of better adhesives and more durable porcelain materials, Dr. Wesley is now able to design and construct a final crown, made entirely from porcelain and bond it directly to your tooth. All-Porcelain crowns have the best appearance and are almost identical to your natural teeth. If the damage or decay is located on your front teeth, porcelain crowns are an exceptional choice. Because porcelain crowns have a natural translucency, they can best replicate your natural teeth, which makes it hard to distinguish the crown apart from your original teeth. An all-porcelain crown is also created without metal, which means the final crown can be fixed above the gum line. This eliminates a sometimes, noticeable ‘dark line’, at the top of the crown and is also most advantageous for your teeth and gums.

 

Cool use of laser scanning technology to take a picture of your tooth surfaces and provide accurate input for preparing a crown that fits “just right.” Final crown in one visit, saving an extra trip to the dentist required with a temporary crown. Keep up the latest in technology, Dr. Wesley.

Robert F. | Rochester

How Wesley Dental creates a Same-Day Crown:

The process to diagnose and create a dental crown usually requires at least two dentist visits and a one-to-three-week wait for the crown to be made at an off-site lab. At Wesley Dental you can expect to be serviced here, in the comfort of our office, from start to finish. Equipped with the latest advanced technology, our E4D Dental System allows for extremely precise digital scans and on-site custom designing and fabrication of your final porcelain crown restoration. Implementing this method bypasses conventional, messy impressions, and temporary crowns, which require additional office visits to complete. Rest assured you will leave our office with your final crown restoration at no additional cost to you.

Steps required for a Same-Day Crown Procedure:

After a thorough examination, Dr. Wesley will prepare your tooth for the final crown restoration. He will remove the decayed portion of your tooth and reshape for your final crown. A digital scan will then be taken using an intra-oral wand, which eliminates messy and often inaccurate impressions, creating a 3D image of your tooth and adjacent teeth. A well-trained Wesley Dental member uses Cad-Cam dental software to tweak the crown design and then sends the digital image to a milling machine. The milling machine is used to sculpt the final crown out of a block of porcelain. Your final porcelain crown is then attached to your prepared tooth using strong adhesives. Implementing this method allows Dr. Wesley and his highly skilled staff to raise the standard of care by following each step of your dental crown restoration personally rather then relying on off-site dental lab facilities.

Why Choose Wesley Dental for your Porcelain Crown Procedure?

Dr. Wesley combines conventional Dentistry with his prosthodontic training (the specialty of full-mouth restoration and correct oral function), using the latest technological innovations such as 3D imaging and printing, Cad-Cam Dental Software and Digital Radiography. Utilizing these diagnostic tools and techniques provides a comprehensive approach to diagnosing, treatment planning, fabricating and maintaining the dental needs of each patient. Integrating this concept into his practice has elevated Dr. Wesley’s 29 years of practicing dentistry. Call us today. Dr. Wesley looks forward to solving all your dental issues, which may include Same-Day Porcelain Crowns.

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