While dental emergencies can mean different things to different people at different times, they often involve some level of traumatic injury to your tooth. In all emergency situations, time is of the essence. That’s why we offer same-day dental crowns at our Lake Orion, MI, dental office – to restore compromised teeth as fast as possible. If you experience a dental emergency and your tooth is fractured or broken, then a same-day dental crown may be your best option for restoring it.
Why time matters most
When your tooth suffers any form of damage, time is of the essence when it comes to saving it. Under the pressures of biting and chewing, that damage will grow worse the longer you leave it untreated. For example, a fracture can continue to expand until the tooth is completely broken. A broken tooth can continue breaking further until there isn’t enough healthy, viable tooth structure left to restore.
What is a same-day crown?
Traditionally, placing a dental crown meant visiting your dentist once to prepare and measure the tooth, and then again a couple of weeks later to have your permanent crown placed. The measurements of your tooth are sent to a trusted dental lab, where a skilled technician crafts it by hand. By contrast, a same-day dental crown is designed and created digitally, all within our office and during just a single visit.
How it works
CEREC same-day dental crowns use digital CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and manufacturing) technology. The system captures multiple, highly detailed images and measurements of your tooth and oral structures, then digitally prints your custom porcelain crown according to those measurements. The procedure can be accomplished all within our office, and you can leave your emergency appointment with your permanent dental crown already in place.
Fix your smile with a same-day dental crown
If you have a dental emergency that involves damage to your tooth, then restore it as fast as possible with a highly lifelike, same-day dental crown. To schedule your next appointment, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213.