A tooth that has been damaged by decay or trauma may need a crown to protect, strengthen and improve its appearance. A crown is a durable, realistic looking covering that is custom-made to fit over your entire tooth. Crowns have traditionally been fabricated in a dental laboratory, but with technological advances in dentistry, you can now avoid the hassle of multiple office visits getting same-day crowns in our Cedar Park practice.
PLANSCAN E4D is an innovative dental technology that allows dentists to create and produce ceramic dental restorations in-office. PlanScan crowns are created from high-quality ceramic material, and produce crowns that look, feel and function like a natural tooth. Having the ability to create and produce dental restorations on-site dramatically decreases the wait time for permanent crowns.
How it Works
Dr. Sura will complete a thorough exam of damaged teeth to determine if a same-day crown is right for you. Your tooth is prepared just as it would be for a traditional crown that is fabricated in a lab. To prepare your tooth for a same-day PlanScan crown, Dr. Sura will numb the tooth and surrounding tissues and then shape your tooth to make room for the crown. If needed, he will also use a filling material to build up the tooth to support the crown.
Once your tooth is prepared for the crown, impressions are taken with a digital sensor, using state-of-the-art PlanScan CAD/CAM technology, allowing you to avoid the hassle of having to deal with gooey traditional impression materials.
Special 3-D software is then used to convert the impression into a digital model that is used to create your crown using a CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) system. The Planmill machine mills the dental crown. Once the crown is fabricated, Dr. Sura will try it in to make sure it fits perfectly, cement the crown, and you will be ready to go with your permanent restoration in just one office visit.
Traditional crowns that are fabricated in a lab can take two to three weeks. With same-day crowns there is no wait and you can avoid having to live with a temporary crown for weeks.
A well-cared-for same-day crown can enhance your smile and last for many years. Our staff at Reveal Dental are committed to providing quality same-day crowns in Cedar Park to our patients, using the most current treatment methods and technology available. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 512-337-2316.