Same Day Crowns

Same Day Crowns

Same-day crowns at Granite View Dental, also known as CEREC crowns (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), represent a revolutionary advancement in dental technology that allows for the fabrication and placement of dental crowns in a single visit. Unlike traditional crowns, which typically require multiple appointments and the use of temporary crowns, same-day crowns streamline the entire process, offering patients a convenient and efficient solution for restoring damaged or decayed teeth.

Key Features of Same-Day Crowns

  1. Single Visit Convenience: Same-day crowns are designed, fabricated, and placed in just one dental visit. This eliminates the need for patients to schedule multiple appointments and wear temporary crowns while waiting for the permanent crown to be made in a dental lab.
  2. Advanced CAD/CAM Technology: The process of creating same-day crowns involves the use of CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) technology. This advanced system allows the dentist to take digital impressions of the patient's teeth, design the crown on a computer, and then mill the crown from a block of ceramic material right in the dental office.
  3. Precision and Customization: The use of CAD/CAM technology ensures that same-day crowns are highly precise and customized to fit the patient's tooth perfectly. The digital design process allows for meticulous adjustments to achieve the ideal shape, size, and color of the crown, resulting in a restoration that blends seamlessly with the patient's natural teeth.
  4. High-Quality Materials: Same-day crowns are typically made from high-quality ceramic materials that are both durable and aesthetically pleasing. These materials mimic the natural translucency and color of real teeth, providing a lifelike appearance that enhances the patient's smile.

Benefits of Same-Day Crowns

Same-day crowns offer several advantages over traditional crowns:

  • Convenience: Completed in a single visit, saving time and reducing the inconvenience of multiple dental appointments.
  • Precision: CAD/CAM technology ensures a precise fit and aesthetic appearance tailored to the patient's unique dental anatomy.
  • Comfort: Patients avoid the discomfort of wearing temporary crowns and the uncertainty of waiting for permanent crowns to be fabricated off-site.
  • Natural Appearance: Same-day crowns are made from high-quality ceramic materials that mimic the natural look and translucency of natural teeth.
  • Longevity: With proper care, same-day crowns are durable and can last as long as traditional crowns. Call us to learn more.

The Same-Day Crown Procedure at Granite View Dental

At Granite View Dental in Sandy, UT, Dr. Will Ellingson, DMD, utilizes state-of-the-art technology to provide same-day crowns, also known as CEREC crowns (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics). This innovative procedure allows patients to receive a custom-designed and fabricated dental crown in just one visit, eliminating the need for multiple appointments and temporary crowns.

Initial Consultation and Preparation

The process begins with an initial consultation, during which Dr. Ellingson conducts a thorough dental examination to assess the tooth in need of a crown. Digital impressions are taken using advanced intraoral scanning technology, which provides highly accurate 3D images of the tooth and surrounding structures. These digital impressions replace traditional messy impressions, enhancing patient comfort and efficiency.

CAD/CAM Design

Once the digital impressions are captured, Dr. Ellingson uses specialized CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) software to create a precise 3D model of the tooth. This software allows him to meticulously design the crown, taking into account the unique contours and specifications required for optimal fit and function. Patients can even view the digital design on a computer screen, ensuring transparency and understanding of the planned restoration.

Milling of the Crown

After the design phase is complete, the CAD/CAM technology guides the in-office milling unit in fabricating the dental crown from a block of high-quality ceramic material. This milling process typically takes about 15-20 minutes, during which patients can relax comfortably in the dental chair. The ceramic material used for the crown is carefully selected to closely match the natural color and translucency of the patient's existing teeth, ensuring a seamless blend with the smile.

Placement and Bonding

Once the crown is milled, Dr. Ellingson performs a thorough inspection to ensure proper fit, aesthetics, and functionality. Any necessary adjustments can be made at this stage to achieve optimal comfort and bite alignment. Once approved, the crown is permanently bonded to the prepared tooth using dental adhesive. The bonding process involves carefully placing the crown over the tooth and using a special light to cure the adhesive, ensuring a strong and durable bond.

Final Adjustments and Polishing

After bonding, Dr. Ellingson makes final adjustments to the crown as needed to ensure the patient's comfort and bite alignment. The crown is then polished to a smooth finish, enhancing its natural appearance and minimizing the risk of plaque accumulation. Patients are encouraged to provide feedback during this stage to ensure their satisfaction with the look and feel of the restored tooth.

Why Choose Granite View Dental for Same-Day Crowns?

Granite View Dental stands at the forefront of dental technology, offering patients in Sandy, UT, the convenience and precision of same-day crowns. Dr. Will Ellingson combines his expertise in restorative dentistry with state-of-the-art equipment to deliver exceptional results and personalized care. Patients can trust Granite View Dental for:

  • Advanced Technology: Utilizing CEREC technology for efficient and precise crown fabrication.
  • Patient-Centered Care: A focus on patient comfort, convenience, and satisfaction throughout the treatment process.
  • Experience and Expertise: Dr. Ellingson's years of experience and commitment to continuing education ensure the highest quality of dental care.

Conclusion

Experience the future of dental restorations with same-day crowns at Granite View Dental. Dr. Will Ellingson and his team are dedicated to providing you with a seamless, comfortable, and efficient dental experience. Whether you need to restore a damaged tooth or enhance your smile, same-day crowns offer a modern solution that combines aesthetics, durability, and convenience. Schedule your consultation today at Granite View Dental to discover how same-day crowns can transform your smile with precision and efficiency.

 Visit Granite View Dental at 1030 E 11400 S, Suite 2, Sandy, UT 84094 to learn more about the procedure. For appointments and inquiries, contact Granite View Dental at (801) 255-2100. Experience the difference of same-day crowns and achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile in just one visit. 

Location

1030 E 11400 S, Suite 2,
Sandy, UT 84094

Office Hours

MON - WED9:00 am - 5:00 pm

THU7:00 am - 3:00 pm

FRI8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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