Same-Day Dental Crowns in Chicago, IL

Need to Repair a Tooth? No Stress! We Can Restore Your Smile in Just One Appointment With Same-Day Crowns!

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At Kimberly Smiles Cosmetic & General Dentistry, we’re proud to offer revolutionary same-day dental crowns in Chicago, IL, to restore your smile in just one appointment. We serve the areas of Wicker Park, Logan Square, Bucktown and surrounds in the greater Chicago area. Patients travel to see Dr. Paul Anast from far and wide because we can restore your smile the very same-day, saving you from needing to make multiple trips!

What are Same-Day Dental Crowns?

Same-day dental crowns are a breakthrough in dental technology, providing a fast and efficient solution to restore a damaged tooth’s shape, size, and strength. Crafted from high-quality ceramic, these crowns are designed and created in our clinic on the very day of your appointment, eliminating the need for temporary crowns or multiple visits.

CEREC technology, an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, revolutionizes the traditional process of dental restorations by enabling same-day, in-office fabrication of ceramic restorations. Using advanced computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology, CEREC allows dentists like Dr. Paul Anast at Kimberly Smiles to design, create, and place high-quality ceramic crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers during a single appointment. This eliminates the need for messy impressions, temporary restorations, and multiple visits, providing patients with convenient, efficient, and precise dental care. Patients can enjoy restored functionality and aesthetics with minimal disruption to their daily lives, making it a preferred choice for busy individuals seeking quality dental restorations.

The CEREC Advantage

Opting for same-day dental crowns presents a host of benefits:

  • Immediate results: There is no need to wait weeks for your permanent crown. Enjoy the convenience of receiving your restoration in a single visit!
  • Perfect fit: Using advanced CEREC technology, we create precisely fitted crowns tailored to your unique dental structure.
  • Elimination of temporary crowns: Since the crown is designed and placed on the same day, there’s no need for a temporary crown.
  • High-quality materials: Our crowns are crafted from durable ceramic that matches the color of your natural teeth, blending seamlessly into your smile.
Example of how a dental crown fits over the damaged tooth

Who is an Ideal Candidate for CEREC Crowns?

Same-day crowns are an excellent choice for individuals needing a crown due to decay, fracture, or for cosmetic enhancement. This includes patients with cracked or broken teeth, extensive dental decay, large fillings requiring replacement, or those seeking to enhance the aesthetics of their smiles. Additionally, individuals with busy schedules who prefer to minimize the number of dental appointments may find same-day crowns particularly appealing.

You should consider same-day dental crowns if you have a damaged or decayed tooth that needs restorative care, but you want to avoid the traditional weeks-long process of getting a dental crown.

What To Expect

Same-day dental crown placement typically takes about two hours. Your appointment will start with a consultation and examination. Instead of using traditional dental impressions involving messy materials and waiting for molds to set, Dr. Anast will use a handheld wand to capture digital impressions of your prepared tooth. These images are used to design and mill your custom crown right here in our office while you wait.

Using specialized CAD (computer-aided design) software, Dr. Anast will create a virtual model of your dental crown, taking into account factors such as size, shape, and color to ensure a natural and seamless fit with your existing teeth.

Once the design is finalized, the specifications are sent to an in-office milling unit where your crown is fabricated from a single block of high-quality ceramic material. This process typically takes about 15-20 minutes, allowing you to receive your permanent crown on the same day as your appointment.

Dr. Anast will prepare the affected tooth by removing any decayed or damaged areas and shaping it to accommodate the crown. This step may involve local anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.

After your crown is milled, Dr. Anast will ensure that it fits perfectly and matches the color of your surrounding teeth. Any necessary adjustments will be made, and then the crown will be securely bonded to your tooth using dental cement. Once the crown is in place, Dr. Anast will polish it to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, ensuring a comfortable bite and a beautiful, long-lasting restoration. You leave with your final, beautifully restored smile – no return visit needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long does it take to get a same-day crown?

A: As the name suggests, same-day dental crowns are typically designed, created, and fitted in just one appointment. The entire process usually takes about two to four hours but the crown itself is usually printed out within 15 minutes.

Q: Are CEREC crowns as durable as traditional crowns?

A: Yes, same-day crowns are made from high-quality materials like ceramic or porcelain and are designed to be as durable and long-lasting as traditional crowns.

Q: What is the cost comparison between same-day crowns and traditional crowns?

A: The cost of same-day crowns is often comparable to traditional crowns. While the technology used may be more expensive, the reduced number of visits can offset the overall cost.

Q: How should I care for my same-day crown?

A: Care for your same-day crown just as you would your natural teeth, with regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups to ensure its longevity.

Q: Is the procedure painful?

A: The procedure for getting dental crowns in Chicago is rarely painful. Local anesthesia is used to ensure patient comfort throughout the process.

Q: Can same-day crowns be used for all types of crown procedures?

A: Same-day crowns offer convenience and efficiency, but they may not be suitable for all dental scenarios. Here are a few situations where they might not be recommended:

  1. Extensive Dental Damage: If a tooth has suffered significant damage or decay, it may require a more complex restoration that same-day crowns can’t provide. In such cases, traditional crowns, which are fabricated in a dental lab, might be a better option.
  2. Aesthetic Requirements: Some cosmetic dentists prefer traditional crowns for front teeth where aesthetics are crucial. They offer more customization in terms of color and shape, which might be necessary for a perfect match with the surrounding teeth.
  3. Material Limitations: Same-day crowns are usually made from ceramic or porcelain. If a patient requires a crown made from a different material, like zirconia, traditional crowns might be the only option.

While same-day crowns are a fantastic option for many patients, a thorough evaluation by Dr. Anast is necessary to determine the most suitable type of crown based on the individual’s specific dental needs and circumstances.

We Offer Same-Day Dental Crowns in Chicago, IL!

Here at Kimberly Smiles Cosmetic & General Dentistry, we’re passionate about restoring your confident smile. Reach out to us today to book your consultation for CEREC crowns in Chicago, IL.

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