Your Best Smile in Less Time
Dental crowns and bridges are popular solutions for restoring damaged or missing teeth, improving the appearance of your smile, and boosting your confidence. However, traditional crown and bridge procedures can take multiple appointments, and temporary restorations can be uncomfortable and inconvenient. That’s where same-day dental crowns and bridges come in.
Led by Dr. DiBartola, our team of Bridgeville, PA cosmetic dentists offer same-day dental crowns and bridges that can restore your teeth and enhance your smile in just one visit. Discover the benefits of same-day crowns and bridges in our guide.
What are Same-Day Crowns and Bridges?
Same-day dental crowns and bridges are made with CEREC technology. Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) is a state-of-the-art dental technology that allows for the creation of same-day dental crowns and bridges. CEREC works alongside Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM).
CAD/CAM technology allows dentists to create precise digital models of a patient’s tooth and design a customized crown using specialized software. This digital design is then sent to an in-office milling machine that uses computer-controlled tools to carve the crown out of a solid block of ceramic or other dental materials.
Benefits of Same-Day Crowns and Bridges
Greater Precision and Accuracy
CEREC technology uses advanced imaging software to create a detailed 3D model of your teeth. This allows for greater precision and accuracy in the design and fabrication of your dental restoration. With CEREC, your dentist can create a restoration that fits perfectly with your natural teeth, ensuring a comfortable and long-lasting result.
Improved Comfort and Fit
With CEREC technology, the digital scanning process is quick and comfortable, and we’ll design and mill the restoration right in our Bridgeville dental office. This means you can avoid the discomfort and inconvenience of wearing a temporary restoration while waiting for a permanent one to be fabricated.
Additionally, your dentist has greater control over the final product. Because they have a better understanding of your unique dental profile, they can produce a restoration that’s even more perfect for your smile.
Faster Treatment Times
CEREC technology allows for same-day dental restorations, which means you can walk out of the dental office with a fully functional and aesthetically pleasing restoration in just one appointment. This is especially convenient for patients with busy schedules or those who live far away from the dental office.
Reduced Need for Multiple Appointments
Traditional dental restorations often require multiple appointments, with the first appointment being dedicated to preparing the tooth and placing a temporary restoration. With CEREC technology, the entire process can be completed in one visit, which means fewer appointments and less time spent in the dental chair.
The Same-Day Crown or Bridge Process
The first step is to schedule an appointment with a dentist who offers same-day crowns or bridges. During the initial consultation, your Bridgeville cosmetic dentist will evaluate your dental needs, take impressions of your teeth, and possibly take X-rays to ensure the crown or bridge will fit properly. Based on this evaluation, the dentist will determine if a same-day crown or bridge is appropriate for your case.
If the dentist determines a same-day crown or bridge is appropriate for your case, the next step is to design the restoration. Using specialized software, the dentist will create a digital 3D model of the crown or bridge, which is then sent to a milling machine. The milling machine uses this data to create the crown or bridge out of a block of ceramic material.
Once the design is complete, the milling machine will begin creating the crown or bridge. This process typically takes about an hour, during which time you can relax in the waiting area. Once the crown or bridge is finished, the dentist will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments. If everything looks good, your dentist will permanently cement the crown or bridge into place.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, same-day dental bridges can replace one or more missing teeth. The procedure is similar to a same-day dental crown, but multiple teeth are prepared for the bridge instead of just one tooth.
Same-day dental crowns and bridges may be slightly more expensive than traditional restorations due to the use of specialized equipment and materials. However, the convenience of completing the procedure in one visit may make up for the added cost.
Same-day dental crowns and bridges are often covered by dental insurance, but coverage may vary depending on your specific plan. It’s important to check with your insurance provider to determine your coverage and any out-of-pocket expenses.
If your same-day dental crown or bridge becomes damaged or breaks, you should contact your dentist immediately. In some cases, your dentist can repair the restoration, but in other cases, we may need to replace it. Don’t attempt to repair it yourself, as this may further damage the restoration and your teeth.
Call DiBartola Dental: Restore Your Smile With Same-Day Crowns and Bridges
Looking for a fast and efficient solution for your dental restorations? DiBartola Dental in Bridgeville, PA, offers same-day crowns and bridges that can restore your teeth and enhance your smile in just one visit. Using state-of-the-art CEREC technology and CAD/CAM software, our cosmetic dentists can create a precise and customized restoration that enhances the look, feel, and function of your natural smile.
Are you interested in restoring your smile without the wait for traditional restorations? Contact our Bridgeville dental office by dialing (412) 221-9440 to schedule a consultation. DiBartola Dental welcomes new and returning patients from Bridgeville and surrounding areas such as Scott Township, Carnegie, Heidelberg, and Upper Saint Clair, PA.