Same Day Crowns

Same Day Crowns

At Cloud 9 Dental we have advanced laboratory grade equipment that allows us to do porcelain dental restorations like Crowns, Onlays (partial crowns), and in some cases even Bridges in one appointment.
Traditionally, the first visit, you get an injection of anesthesia, your tooth prepared, an impression taken, and a temporary restoration put on your tooth. You make a second appointment for a couple of weeks later, get another injection, have the temporary removed and have a permanent restoration put on. At Cloud 9 Dental, the procedure is done in a single appointment, start to finish. No more temporaries, goopy impressions or second visits are needed.  This saves you valuable time and avoids getting numb or the discomfort and inconvenience that a temporary restoration can bring.
These crowns are made of cutting edge porcelains that are much stronger than conventionally made crowns and are extremely esthetic and life-like in their looks.  They help to strengthen and reinforce week teeth and are very long lasting restorations.  They match the physical properties of natural teeth much more closely than metal crowns or porcelain over metal crowns.

Technique

Dr. Barron prepares the tooth being restored either as a crown, inlay, onlay or veneer. The tooth is then sprayed with a powder contrast medium to remove reflection and glare, imaged by a 3D imaging camera and uploaded to the computer. Using the proprietary cad-cam software in various modes, a restoration can be designed to restore the tooth to its appropriate form and function. This data on this restoration is stored in a file and is sent via wireless serial transmission to a milling machine. The restoration can then be milled out of a solid ceramic or composite block. Milling time varies from as little as four minutes to as long as twenty depending on the complexity of the restoration and the type of material being used.

Advantages
Xrays can see through the material and detect decay or problems, whereas Xrays cannot see through metal crowns.
Time savings. Patients usually only have to go one time, as opposed to two trips for a traditional crown; this also reduces the number of local anesthetic injections (shots) needed.
More conservation of tooth structure. Oftentimes a partial coverage restoration can be completed vs a full conventional crown. Stronger porcelain. Milled ceramic is stronger than hand layered and pressed.
Aesthetics. Homogeneous porcelain blends in better than other porcelains.
Natural. Ability to copy what was there previously can, but not necessarily, yield restorations that are duplicates of the pre-prepared tooth.