Same Day Crowns in Huntersville
The Smile Architects provides CEREC® Same Day Restorations in Huntersville, NC. Call us at 704-875-1621 to learn more and schedule a dental appointment.
CEREC technology takes the hassle out of getting a dental crown. In most cases, your permanent restoration will be placed either the same day or the day after your tooth is prepared, eliminating the one to two week waiting time for traditional dental crowns. CEREC crowns aren’t just faster than other types of crowns, they’re also designed with more accuracy thanks to 3D technology and they’re durable enough to last decades.
The CEREC Same-Day Restoration Process
The first step in getting a CEREC crown is imaging. We use a 3D digital scanner to take digital impressions of your bite, which allows us to create a crown that interacts properly with your surrounding teeth. Next, your tooth is prepared by removing areas of decay and damage. Another impression is taken to ensure that your crown fits precisely onto the prepared tooth, then we use CEREC software to design your crown.
State-of-the-art CAM technology mills your crown out of a solid piece of composite material carefully chosen to blend in with the rest of your smile and next, the crown is bonded to your tooth. CEREC crowns can surpass the durability of traditional crowns and advances in material and technology mean that they look natural, reduce the need for multiple office visits, and offer superior strength.
Frequently Asked Questions About Same-Day Crowns
How much do same-day crowns cost?
The cost of a same-day crown depends on the tooth that is being restored and the extent of the dental work needed. During your consultation, we will provide you with an estimate of the costs involved.
Are same-day crowns any good?
It may be hard to believe that a same-day crown matches or surpasses the quality of a traditional dental crown, but it’s true! Same-day crowns are faster than other types of crowns, but just as strong and aesthetic. In addition, by eliminating the usual waiting period, the risk of decay or damage to the tooth is lower.
Does it hurt to get a crown?
No, it does not hurt to get a crown because your tooth is numbed with local anesthetic before we begin preparing it by removing areas of decay and damage. In the hours after your procedure, your anesthetic will start to wear off and you will feel some tenderness and sensitivity. This can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain relievers.
How long do CEREC crowns last?
CEREC crowns typically last 10 to 15 years, but with proper care and maintenance, they can last for decades before needing replacement. To maximize the lifespan of your crown, practice good home oral hygiene habits and see your dentist every six months for comprehensive oral evaluations and dental cleanings.
Are CEREC crowns covered by insurance?
CEREC crowns are usually covered by dental insurance, but plans can vary, so it’s a good idea to speak with your provider to understand your coverage. Our team can also help explain your benefits and out-of-pocket expenses.
Call 704-875-1621 to schedule your appointment.