Same-day crowns provide a quick and affordable way to repair damaged or severely decaying teeth. At Wellness Dental in Austin, Texas, experienced general and implant dentist Francisca Giple-Johnson, DDS, uses same-day crowns to save time and encourage optimal oral health. Call the office today to see if you can benefit from a same-day crown or book online.
A same-day crown is a cap that Dr. Giple-Johnson bonds onto a damaged or severely decaying tooth. The crown covers your entire tooth, restoring its shape, size, and appearance.
Traditionally, it took several visits to get a dental crown — one visit to get impressions and the second to receive the final restoration. At Wellness Dental, getting a crown only requires one appointment. Dr. Giple-Johnson has an onsite milling machine that creates custom same-day crowns from ceramic. The process is convenient and affordable.
At Wellness Dental, Dr. Giple-Johnson uses same-day crowns to:
You might also benefit from a same-day crown if you have infected tooth pulp and need to undergo root canal therapy.
Dr. Giple-Johnson reviews your dental records, completes an oral exam, and takes digital 3D X-rays. If you have a severely decaying or damaged tooth, you qualify for a same-day crown.
Dr. Giple-Johnson administers an anesthetic and uses laser dentistry to carefully remove the decaying or damaged portions of tooth enamel. Then, she takes scans of your tooth with a digital scanner and uploads them to a computer program.
Dr. Giple-Johnson uses the program to design a custom crown that fits perfectly. After finalizing the design, she transfers it to the milling machine. The milling machine develops a custom crown from a block of ceramic.
While the machine creates your crown, you can read a book, take a nap, or scroll on your phone. An hour later, when the crown is ready, Dr. Giple-Johnson bonds it on top of your tooth. Then, she checks your bite, polishes your teeth, and provides care instructions.
Same-day crowns last 12-15 years*, but you can extend their lifespan with good oral hygiene. Dr. Giple-Johnson recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting Wellness Dental every six months for preventive teeth cleaning and an oral exam. You should also avoid bad habits like nail-biting, chewing on ice, and opening packaging with your teeth.
Call Wellness Dental to see if you can benefit from a same-day crown or book online today.
*Individual results may vary.