Same Day Crowns and Bridges
At Vaughn Family Dental, we offer our patients the highest quality crowns in one day. No more Temporaries, or messy impressions! We can make your crown in our office. Crowns are all porcelain and customized to match your neighboring teeth.
HOW CROWNS ARE MADE – Usually a crown takes two visits: on the first visit, the tooth is prepared by being shaved down to a certain dimension. An impression is then taken of your teeth, and this impression is sent to a laboratory where your crown will be made. Meanwhile, you wear a temporary crown made with either a plastic or metal material. After about 2 weeks you will be seen back for a second appointment and the temporary is removed. The permanent crown is then cemented on your tooth.
CEREC SAME-DAY CROWNS – At Vaughn Family Dental, we have the latest technology available that enables us to provide “Computer-assisted design-Computer-assisted manufacture” crowns, or “CAD-CAM.” The company that is foremost in this technology is CEREC.
A crown is milled by a computer to fit your tooth precisely, thus eliminating the laboratory step in manufacturing the crown.
With CEREC’s CAD-CAM technology, the crown is made by a computer while you wait, thus eliminating the second appointment and the temporary crown. These CEREC crowns are milled out of pure ceramic. Custom staining and glazing is done to match your crown to your natural teeth. Cerec crowns are extremely esthetic and are preferred to lab fabricated crowns.
CEREC technology can also be used to manufacture porcelain fillings (porcelain inlays and onlays). They are more durable and last longer than traditional fillings, but do cost more. Same day bridges and veneers are also available using this technology!