When a tooth cracks or breaks, it can be painful and embarrassing. At Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry, we believe our patients deserve to live pain-free and reap the benefits of the top-of-the-line restoration services that are available to them. That’s why we use CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) technology that allows us to offer our patients same-day crowns. In just one office visit, we can return your smile to its natural state.
What Are Same-Day 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, our NC Triangle dentist 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.
The Benefits of Same-Day Crowns
Same-day crowns and CAD/CAM technology offer a host of benefits:
- Safe, simple, and fast dental appointments
- Same-day crowns, veneers, fillings, inlays, and onlays
- A minimized number of injections
- A quick and comfortable digital-impression process
- Same-day color corrections
- A process that happens right in front of you, from start to finish
- Increased accuracy, resulting in a perfect, personalized fit
At Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry, 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.
The cost of same-day crowns varies based on size and location. At RIccobene Associates Family Dentistry, 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.
[Both same-day crowns and traditional crowns are very durable and can last 10 to 20 years when properly cared for.
Are there any risks or disadvantages to same-day crowns?” 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.