Looking for a faster way to replace your missing teeth and get back to your daily routine? Here at Providence Smiles, we use Glidewell fastmill.io™ technology to craft strong and enduring dental crowns in our office to help you achieve a fuller smile on a faster timeline. Contact us today at 919-732-8179 to learn more about same-day dental crowns in Hillsborough, North Carolina, and to set up a visit with our dentist, Dr. Kwame Gyampo.

At a typical dental office, the process of receiving a dental crown takes at least two visits. This means that between visits, your restoration is left incomplete, or you are given a temporary crown that is not designed for long-term use. We are not a typical dental office! With the use of our in-office mill, our team can examine your tooth, take an impression, create your dental crown and place the custom-made crown all in a single appointment. This saves you time and money and helps you return to a fully functional smile faster.

What Are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown, sometimes referred to as a cap, is a, extremely versatile restoration option that can be used by our dentist to address a number of dental ailments. A crown is designed to sit over the entire affected tooth, from the gumline to the chewing surfaces, and it is most often used to heal and protect a tooth that has been significantly damaged by injury or decay. It can restore the tooth’s natural size and shape and prevent further damage from occurring. Dental crowns can be made of gold or porcelain fused with metal, but porcelain is the most popular material, since it matches the color and texture of surrounding teeth.

When Will My Dentist Recommend a Dental Crown?

There are many reasons why our dentist may recommend a dental crown. If your tooth has suffer decay beyond that which can be fixed with a dental filling, a dental crown is a good alternative. Crowns can also be used to:

  • Finish your root canal treatment and protect the tooth from further decay
  • Anchor a dental bridge
  • Complete or “cap” a dental implant
  • Improve a misshapen or slightly crooked tooth
  • Strengthen a fractured, cracked or chipped tooth
  • Support a large filling when little natural tooth remains

What Can I Expect When I Visit for Same-Day Crowns?

When you visit our office for your same-day crown, our dentist will start with a thorough examination of your affected tooth and the surrounding structures. This will help them determine whether a dental crown is the best option for your smile. Occasionally, a tooth with moderate or mild damage can be restored with a more conservative inlay, onlay or simple filling. If a tooth is damaged beyond what we can restore, our dentist may recommend an extraction and replacement instead. Your oral health is our top priority, and we will only recommend a dental crown if we believe it is the best option for you.

Once we have determined that a dental crown is right for your smile, we will begin restoring your tooth by removing the damaged tissue and cleaning out any harmful bacteria or buildup that may be contributing to the tooth’s decay. When your tooth is clean, we will take a digital impression of your smile, which we will convert into a 3D model that our dentist will use to create your custom-fit restoration. Using 3D modeling, we can make sure that the dental crown we create will fit your mouth comfortably and beautifully. Finally, we will mill your crown from a block of tooth-colored material.

The milling process will only take a couple of minutes. Once it is complete, we will place the new crown in your mouth and make any necessary adjustments to make sure it fits properly. We will then bond it into place and polish it, so the smile you leave with sparkles!

To learn more about same-day dental crowns and schedule a consultation with our experienced team, please contact our office today.