Dental crowns offer a permanent and protective solution for a damaged or broken tooth or teeth. They can be made out of a variety of materials, such as gold or acrylic resin; however, the natural look of porcelain is the preferred material for most crowns.
Same-day crowns use cutting-edge CAD/CAM technology — such as CEREC® technology — to build a permanent, custom-fit, natural-looking, metal-free restoration that provides the form, fit, and function you need. Traditional crowns entail multiple visits and the inconvenience of temporaries while waiting for the crown to be made and fit properly. With this advanced same-day crown technology, Tucson dentist Sharad Pandhi, D.D.S. uses a laser wand to quickly, safely, and accurately create a digital, 3-D model of the tooth in need of repair. While you wait, the crown is then designed in the office using the CAD/CAM software. When the design is finished, the new tooth is created in an on-site milling center right in front of your eyes. The CAD/CAM process eliminates all of the errors that add wait time with the traditional crown method.
Same-day crowns and CAD/CAM technology offer a host of benefits:
At Smile Perfection we know that investing in better technology means investing in the increased well-being of our patients and our community. Same-day crown technology allows us to serve you better by turning what was once an uncomfortable, drawn-out process into an opportunity to improve and preserve your perfect smile on your schedule.
If same day crown is not a preferred way of doing the treatment for any reason, a tooth can be crowned in 2 visits.
The process for creating and fitting dental crowns takes place over two to three visits across two or three weeks. Sharad Pandhi, D.D.S. first removes all decay; then the damaged tooth is sculpted and prepared for being fit with a crown; and finally, an impression of your tooth is made for creating the custom tooth crown. You will be fit with a temporary crown while you wait for the permanent one to be made. When your crown is completed, Sharad Pandhi, D.D.S. places it onto the permanent tooth, ensures the fit and look are correct, and cements it into place.
Once fit with your permanent dental crown, you’ll see that it was worth the wait. When crafted carefully and with your individual needs in mind, a permanent crown can restore your confidence, comfort, and overall quality of life.
Over time teeth can become weak or severely worn down, leading to decay, cracking, and breaking. This can cause pain and embarrassment. At Smile Perfection, Tucson dentist Sharad Pandhi, D.D.S. can restore your teeth to the right size, shape, and strength, alleviating your discomfort in the process. A natural-looking, custom-made concealment called a dental crown can be fit to your broken tooth, returning your smile to its beautiful, natural state.
The cost of a dental crown varies according to the size, location, and material it is made out of. We offer a wide variety of payment and financing options to ensure that patients in need of a crown can afford one. Call to set up a consultation and receive an estimate of what your personalized treatment will cost.
The cost of same-day crowns varies based on size and location. At Smile Perfection, we offer a variety of financing and payment options, and we work with all budgets to help you find one that is best for you, if needed.
A high-quality crown can last 10 to 20 years if properly cared for. However, if it isn’t brushed and flossed regularly, it can fracture, and the supporting tooth can still get cavities.
At Smile Perfection our priority is to deliver gentle, compassionate care. This commitment, combined with our sedation options, ensures that receiving a crown is a comfortable experience.
Both same-day crowns and traditional crowns are very durable and can last 10 to 20 years when properly cared for.
As with all dental treatments, the same-day process is not appropriate for all cases. Some situations may call for a restoration that is made out of a different material.