If you have a broken crown or a badly damaged tooth, you can leave our office with a same-day crown—a beautiful restoration that looks completely natural. In Elgin, Dr. Sirin has same-day crown technology in his office to quickly help you smile with confidence again.
What Is a Same-Day Crown?
Although two appointments are needed for a traditional crown, a same-day crown only requires one appointment. There is no need for manual impressions of your teeth, sending the impressions to a laboratory to make your crown, or for a second visit to have the crown placed. A same-day crown is not a quick, cheap solution until you get a permanent crown. Dr. Sirin uses Planmeca® 4ED CAD/CAM technology to craft a customized, permanent crown from high-quality ceramic. It will blend with your natural teeth.
What’s the Process?
- Sirin will remove the decay or damage from your natural tooth and taper the tooth in preparation for your crown.
- He will scan your teeth with a handheld intraoral camera and take digital pictures to precisely sculpt and place your crown.
- The digital model of your tooth will be transferred to a Planmeca milling machine.
- Sirin will use the milling machine to craft a custom-fitting crown that looks natural and fits well.
How Long Will It Take?
Planmeca technology provides same-day crowns that are made while you wait. Dr. Sirin will use the milling machine to craft your crown in about twenty minutes. When it’s ready, he will place the crown over your tooth to ensure it fits well and is comfortable when you bite or chew. When he is certain that your crown fits well, he will bond it to your natural tooth.
How Long Will It Last?
If you take good care of it, your same-day crown can last ten to twenty years. Care for it as you do your natural teeth to remove food debris and plaque—thoroughly floss daily and brush twice daily. Maintain your regularly scheduled appointments for dental cleanings and exams to ensure your teeth and crown are in good condition. Let Dr. Sirin know if you grind your teeth, and he will provide you with a custom night guard to relax your jaw and reduce the impact of teeth grinding on your crown and teeth.
Interested in a Same-Day Crown?
If you are interested in having a tooth beautifully restored with a same-day crown, call us to schedule an appointment or complete our Request an Appointment form.