Same-Day Dental Crowns in Hockessin, DE

Whether you need to protect a tooth, replace a missing tooth or even enhance the look of your smile, our dentist may be able to help with same-day dental crowns in Hockessin, Delaware. In fact, you may be surprised at all of the ways Dr. Kaz can use a crown to help improve your smile!  You can call 302-235-7645 to schedule an appointment or to find out more.

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a prosthetic covering that is placed over a damaged or weakened tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns are commonly used to protect a tooth that has undergone extensive decay, undergone root canal therapy, or sustained significant damage due to trauma. They can also be used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a tooth that is misshapen, discolored, or poorly aligned.

Benefits of a Same-Day Crown

Same-day dental crowns offer several advantages over traditional crowns that require multiple visits to the dentist to complete. One of the primary benefits is convenience. With same-day crowns, you can have your restoration completed in a single appointment. This eliminates the need for temporary crowns and multiple trips to our practice.
Additionally, same-day crowns utilize advanced CEREC technology (a type of CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) technology), allowing for precise and customized restorations that closely match the natural shape and color of your teeth. This technology allows our dentist to design and fabricate crowns on-site, reducing the turnaround time of your treatment significantly.
Furthermore, same-day crowns eliminate the need for messy impressions, as digital scans of the tooth are used to create a virtual model, ensuring a comfortable and efficient experience.

The Same-Day Dental Crown Process

The process of receiving a same-day dental crown typically begins with a comprehensive examination and digital imaging to assess the tooth’s condition and determine the appropriate treatment plan. Once the treatment plan is established, our dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay or damage and shaping it to accommodate the crown.
Next, a digital scan of the prepared tooth is taken using a handheld wand. This tool lets our dentist generate a 3D image of the tooth on a computer screen. Dr. Kacmarcik then uses CAD/CAM software to design the crown, taking into account factors such as your bite and aesthetic preferences.
Once the design is finalized, the data is sent to an on-site milling machine. This fabricates the crown from a block of ceramic or composite material in a matter of minutes. After the crown is milled, it is carefully examined for fit and aesthetics before being permanently bonded to the tooth.

Schedule A Consultation

We invite you to call us today to schedule your consultation with our skilled dentist and learn more about the benefits of same-day dental crowns!