St. Louis Crowns In One Visit
The experienced team at Webster Dental Care is proud to offer Crowns in One Visit to patients in St. Louis. Crowns in One Visit are currently available for single, posterior crowns. These are the most common crowns needed by local dental patients. The crowns cover the tooth and restore it to a natural shape and appearance.
Crowns in One Visit are an affordable option for patients who need high quality crowns within a single appointment. Our dentists and patients agree that Crowns in One Visit are more convenient and have a higher success rate than traditional crowns which are sculpted in a lab. The CEREC sculpting technology reduces human error and provides a ceramic crown designed to perfectly fit your tooth.
How is the process different from traditional crowns?
While traditional crowns require multiple appointments weeks apart, patients who receive Crowns in One Visit leave the office with their new crown in less than two hours without the frustration of impressions and temporary dental crowns. Your visit with Dr. Habeck or Dr. Krobath will include modeling of the tooth, sculpting, and bonding. Once the new crown has set, you are on your way.
One of the most uncomfortable aspects of getting a traditional crown is the impression process. In order to make sure that the crown matches the appearance of the natural tooth, the dentist must make a mold using impression material that solidifies while in the mouth.
For Crowns in One Visit patients, our Webster dentists use a wand with a camera and reflected light to create a 3D image of the tooth. The images of the natural tooth are adjusted by our dentists to make sure that the final crown will be the most natural, comfortable design for your mouth. That's all it takes before the crown is sculpted right in our office!
With Crowns in One Visit, Webster Dental Care is able to provide the finished crown at the end of the patient’s first appointment. This eliminates the need to put on a temporary crown while the final crown is being fabricated in a lab.
Temporary crowns can cause sensitivity and pain. These crowns are not perfectly sculpted to the patient's tooth, and must be removed within 1-2 weeks. Because these are bonded with a weaker cement, they are more likely to become loose and detach from the tooth.
For more information about Crowns in One Visit, contact Webster Dental Care at 314-96-TEETH.
Crowns in One Visit are sculpted on site at Webster Dental Care. This prevents patients from waiting weeks while their crowns are fabricated in a dental lab. Based on the 3D images taken of the tooth, the ceramic crown is created in our offices during one appointment. Patients are able to watch the CEREC machine sculpt the tooth right in our office.
Traditional crowns must be sent to a dental lab for creation. This process can take several weeks, preventing patients from resuming normal eating and drinking activities that same day. Our patients report that Crowns in One Visit require less follow up and a more comfortable fit than traditional crowns.