Thanks to advances in digital dentistry, it’s possible to receive same day crowns without the assistance of a dental laboratory. At Castanaro Dental in Yonkers, New York, expert dentist John Castanaro, DDS, utilizes a CEREC milling machine on-site. This advanced tool makes it possible to repair a chipped, cracked, or decaying tooth in just 90 minutes with no additional visits necessary. To schedule an appointment today, call the office and speak with a friendly staff member.
Same day crowns are tooth-shaped coverings used to protect and preserve a chipped, decaying, or otherwise damaged tooth. Once placed, a same day crown covers the entire portion of your tooth above the gum line.
Traditional dental crowns required two separate appointments. Fortunately, same day crowns allow you to receive your restoration in just one visit. This saves you time and energy while providing immediate results.
Dr. Castanaro uses same day crowns to:
You might also benefit from a same day crown if you have a severely stained or discolored tooth.
During a consultation for same day crowns, Dr. Castanaro conducts an oral exam, reviews your oral health history, and asks about your goals for treatment.
Next, he takes digital impressions of the tooth (or teeth) receiving a crown. He uploads your impressions to a computer program and designs a custom crown that fits the unique curves of your tooth. Once he finalizes a design, Dr. Castanaro transfers the digital blueprint to the CEREC milling machine.
The CEREC machine can create restorations out of several materials, including Emax porcelain and zirconia. It mills your same-day crown in 45-90 minutes. While the machine goes to work, you can read a book, look at your phone, or take a quick nap.
Once the machine finishes, Dr. Castanaro carefully lines up the new crown with your affected tooth. He bonds it in place with dental cement, restoring your smile to a healthy, vibrant condition.
Same day crowns are just as sturdy and durable as traditional crowns. With good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, they can last 10-15 years.
If you want to extend the lifespan of your same day crown, wear a mouthguard if you play contact sports and avoid bad habits like nail-biting or chewing on ice cubes.
To learn more about the CEREC milling machine and same day crowns, schedule an appointment at Castanaro Dental. Call the office today and speak with a friendly staff member.