Conditions Treated with Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are recommended for a variety of indications, including:
- Fractured teeth
- Large dental fillings
- Root canal therapy
- Extensive tooth decay
- Deep stains
Dental crowns can be used to correct deficiencies in function and appearance, making them suitable for both cosmetic and restorative procedures.
How Same-Day Crowns Work At Young Dental Health Center
If you have ever had a crown in the past, you probably remember having to wear a temporary crown for a week or more while your permanent restoration was crafted in a dental lab. At our office, our dentists, Dr. Clifford Young and Dr. Peter Young, and our team offer CEREC same-day crowns in Upland, California, so you do not have to wait to enjoy your new smile.
How The CEREC Same Day Crown Process Works
We use a special computerized tooth creation technology called CEREC. This digital system works from imaging to production in a short time in our own office. You can read more about each step below.
A Camera Instead of Messy Impressions
After we prepare your tooth, we use this ultraprecise camera that takes a digital image of your tooth. This eliminates the need for messy putty and impression materials that most patients hate – including the gag-inducing feeling of a tray in your mouth.
This image takes into account exactly how your tooth should look and how your bite should feel. The image is then uploaded to a computer that designs the porcelain crown for your tooth.
A 3-D Tooth Printer Mills Your Tooth in Less than 12 Minutes!
Two specialized diamond burrs or points actually mill the tooth that we design from a block of solid porcelain while you wait. This milling is done fully in our own office. We do not have to send anything to a dental lab because the 3-D tooth printer literally “prints out” your tooth in less than 12 minutes. With CEREC technology, we can mill your unique crown while you wait in the dental chair!
To maintain your unique look, you can even choose the color of porcelain that you want your tooth to be milled from. This helps your new dental crown blend in with your other teeth. We have full control of this entire process, so we can offer you convenient porcelain crowns that are designed just for you!
Once your new crown is bonded to your tooth, you are ready to leave our office with a restored smile! No temporary crowns and no second appointment! Of course, you are always welcome to schedule a follow-up visit, but you might not need one with the high-quality dental crown that has been designed for your needs.
This process means that we can produce same day crowns, getting you back to your busy life in no time! We love how CEREC provides same day crowns, and we know you will, too!
How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?
If you've been told that your condition is best treated with dental crowns, you are most likely curious about how much this procedure will cost. There are several factors that contribute to the cost of dental crowns. Based on rates found in the Consumer Guide to Dentistry, you should think of budgeting somewhere in the range of $1,000 to $3,500. That being said, if you are having a dental crown placed as a restorative procedure, dental insurance should cover a large part of the procedure.