Same-Day Dental Crowns in Thornton, CO

Restoring Your Smile with Advanced Technology


Do you need a dental crown but dread the thought of multiple, lengthy dental visits? At Trembath Dentistry, we understand your time is valuable. That’s why we offer same-day dental crowns, combining quality care with convenience to restore your smile in just one visit. As a leading cosmetic dentist in Thornton, CO, Dr. Trembath takes pride in offering patients up-to-date and advanced treatments. 

What are Same-Day Dental Crowns? 

Same-day dental crowns are a breakthrough in the field of restorative dentistry. Utilizing advanced CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) technology, we can design, create, and place your custom crowns in a single appointment. These crowns are crafted from high-quality ceramic, matching the natural color of your teeth for a seamless look. While traditional crowns would require you to come into our dental office for two or three appointments, this eliminates the need for this, restoring your smile the very same day!

The Benefits of Same-Day Crowns 

Same-day crowns offer all the same benefits as regular crowns with a few added advantages: 

  • Time-Efficient: Forget about temporary crowns or multiple appointments! Your crown is prepared and placed in our Thornton dental office in just one visit.
  • Comfort and Convenience: With digital impressions, there’s no need for uncomfortable traditional molds. The entire process is streamlined for your comfort.
  • Precision and Quality: Our state-of-the-art technology ensures a precise fit and a durable, aesthetically pleasing crown.
  • Less Invasive: Same-day procedures typically require less tooth preparation, preserving more of your natural tooth structure.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Most patients needing a dental crown are candidates for the same-day procedure. Ideal candidates should:

  • Have a tooth that requires a crown due to decay, a large filling, or a fracture.
  • Be free from extensive gum disease or dental infections.
  • Be committed to maintaining good oral hygiene to ensure the longevity of the crown.

The Process

Simple, fast, and efficient are a few words that come to mind when considering same-day crowns. We’re sure you’re curious to know exactly what would be involved in your appointment. While nobody’s experience is exactly the same, here’s a general idea of what you can expect during your CEREC crowns appointment:

  • Consultation and Planning: Dr. Trembath will conduct a thorough examination to ensure a same-day crown is right for you. This may require digital X-rays to determine the extent of damage to the tooth/teeth in question.
  • Digital Impressions: We use advanced imaging technology to create a digital model of your tooth. This ensures we get the shape just right so that it blends in perfectly with your surrounding teeth. The goal of any reputable restorative dentist in Thornton, CO, is to restore your tooth in a natural-looking way. 
  • Crown Design and Creation: The CEREC machine crafts your crown from a block of high-quality ceramic, matched to your tooth color. All of this takes place in-house while we keep you comfortable during the short wait.
  • Placement: Once ready, Dr. Trembath will fit and securely bond the crown to your tooth with dental cement and a curing lamp, making any necessary adjustments for a perfect, comfortable fit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the procedure painful? 

The process for same-day crowns is designed to be as comfortable as possible. Local anesthesia is administered to numb the area, ensuring a pain-free experience. Patients might feel some pressure during the preparation of the tooth, but it shouldn’t be painful. Post-procedure sensitivity is typically minimal and short-lived. Our team at Trembath Dentistry prioritizes your comfort at every step.

How long will my crown last? 

Same-day crowns are built to be durable and, with proper care, can last as long as traditional crowns. On average, they can last between 10-15 years, but many last much longer. The lifespan of a crown depends on factors like oral hygiene practices, the location of the crown in your mouth, and lifestyle habits. Regular dental check-ups with your Thornton dentist are crucial to monitor the condition of the crown over time.

Can same-day crowns be used for all types of crowns? 

CEREC crowns are versatile and suitable for most crown requirements. However, there are certain cases, such as extremely complex restorations or specific aesthetic needs, where traditional crowns might be more appropriate. Dr. Trembath will assess your individual situation and recommend the best option for your dental health and aesthetic goals.

How does a same-day crown compare aesthetically to traditional crowns? 

Same-day crowns are crafted using high-quality ceramic that closely mimics the appearance of natural teeth. The color is matched to your existing teeth, making the restoration virtually indistinguishable. Advances in CEREC technology ensure that these crowns look as natural and aesthetically pleasing as traditional lab-made crowns.

What should I do to care for my restoration? 

Caring for a same-day crown involves the same good oral hygiene practices as with natural teeth. This includes brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and avoiding habits that can damage crowns, like chewing on hard objects or using your teeth to open packaging. Regular dental check-ups at Trembath Dentistry are also important for maintaining the health and longevity of your crown.

How does the cost of a same-day crown compare to a traditional crown? 

The cost of a same-day crown is generally comparable to that of a traditional crown. While the technology used for same-day crowns is advanced, the elimination of the need for multiple appointments and temporary crowns can offset the cost. Insurance coverage for same-day crowns is typically similar to that for traditional crowns. We recommend checking with your insurance provider and our office for specific cost details.

Are there any risks? 

Same-day crowns have a similar risk profile to traditional crowns. Rare complications can include sensitivity, discomfort, or a poor fit requiring adjustment. Our team at Trembath Dentistry is experienced in minimizing these risks and ensuring a smooth, successful procedure.

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