Bonita Springs Same Day Dental Crowns
SMILE Dental is well experienced in replacing tooth decay and badly worn or chipped teeth with same day dental crowns in Bonita Springs. Dental crowns are typically recommended when a tooth has decayed too badly on the outside to be replaced with a general filling. In the case of a crown, we would remove the outer surface (decayed area) and “cap” it with a fixed material. Materials used in crowns can vary from metal-based caps to non-metal materials such as resins. Dental bridges are very similar to crowns in both material and procedure. The main difference is that a bridge is typically used to replace an entire tooth, either from tooth loss or decay that is beyond repair.
One-Visit Dentistry Technology
SMILE Dental uses the innovative 3Shape lab design software in their office. This cutting-edge dental technology allows for same day dental crowns. In conjunction with 3Shape's design software, our onsite lab uses the Amann Girrbach milling system, a leader in digital dental prosthetics, which enables patients to receive a perfectly fitted crown in just a few hours. So instead of the typical multi-day visit for the procedure, Dr. Andisco can have you in and out with a new crown on the same day.
Our office uses a CAD/CAM system which incorporates a camera and computer that will then communicate with our milling device to create your restoration. The process starts with our dentist using an intraoral camera or intraoral scan to take accurate digital impressions of the damaged or decaying tooth/teeth. This intraoral scanner allows us to not have to use messy impression molds that patients often dislike and gag on. The scan of the mouth is then relayed to a computer system where our dentist will use CAD (Computer Aided Design) technology to design the restoration. The milling machine then uses CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) to automatically recreate the restoration while you wait comfortably in the office. Our dentist then bonds the newly created restoration to the surface of your old tooth. The entire process is extremely quick!
Being able to plan & place dental crowns in the same day saves patients time, money and hassle!
When to Consider a Crown or Bridge
Most often patients are in need of a crown or replacement when tooth decay has destroyed most of the natural tooth. The crown provides protection for the remainder of the tooth and root structure. Doctors may also recommend the use of a crown after root canal therapy on posterior teeth. Using a crown in these circumstances will help solidify and protect the remaining tooth. Crowns can also be used as a cosmetic option to repair badly chipped and crack teeth or to close space between teeth. Dental crowns for cosmetic purposes are often less expensive than other alternatives.
Typical Compositions of Dental Crowns
Metal-alloy crowns – these are typically a mix of gold blend with another metal such as silver, platinum, copper, palladium or tin.
Porcelain-fused-with-metal crowns – these types of crowns are composed of a thinner porcelain wrapping around a metal based that is fused to the remaining tooth. This option gives your dentist a better opportunity to match the outer porcelain to the shade of your surrounding teeth. These offer a more natural look than full metal crowns.
Full metal-free crowns – non-metal crowns are growing to be the most popular, and typically what your dentist will recommend. These are fabricated from materials such as alumina, leucite, zirconia and porcelain. These non-metal crowns are best for a natural appearance and should last the longest.
Typical Dental Crown Procedures
Fitting a dental crown will typically involve a two visit procedure. The first visit usually consists of prepping the tooth. The dentist will remove any remnants of the decayed tooth and file the outer layer down to make room for the crown itself. After the tooth is prepped, the dentist will then take impressions of the tooth and surrounding teeth for the fitting. This is then sent off to a dental lab for manufacturing of the permanent crown. A temporary crown will be set in place for the interim until your next visit.
Once the permanent crown is ready to be fitted you will come in for your second visit. At this time the dentist will remove your temporary crown and fasten your permanent crown in with a special adhesive. After the second visit is over, your crown should look, function and feel like a regular tooth.
As a reminder, with SMILE Dental, you're able to save both time and money because we don't require multiple visits. For Same Day Dental Crowns in Bonita Springs, FL contact us today!