A dental crown is a restoration that fits over your tooth and makes it look like a natural one. Typically, a procedure will take numerous appointments as there are different stages involved in preparing and administering the crown. The first step will see your tooth get shaped by the dentist. They drill away at the surface and smooth it down until you have a little stump sitting there. From here, impressions are taken, and they’re sent off to the lab. Dental technicians will then use these impressions to create a crown that fits perfectly around your remaining tooth and matches the color of your other teeth. Then, your crown is placed onto your tooth by the dentist, and everything is complete. 


There’s nothing wrong with this type of treatment plan, but it will take at least two appointments, with around 1-2 weeks between them. During this time, you’ll have a temporary crown that might not match the rest of your mouth and can be uncomfortable. To avoid all of this, you can now get same-day crowns! 


What is a same-day crown?

It’s exactly what it sounds like; a crown you will receive on the same day as your initial appointment. Only a few places can provide same-day crowns in Houston, TX, and Summer Creek Dental is proud to be one of them. When you come to us for this treatment, you will walk out of our practice with a brand new crown and avoid any follow-up appointments. 


How do same-day crowns work?

Our dental practice in Houston, Texas, uses revolutionary CAD/CAM technology to create your crown in a matter of minutes. Instead of messing around with impressions, we can use a camera to take an accurate image of the damaged tooth. This happens after the main crown preparation is completed, and the image gets uploaded onto a computer screen. From here, CAD (Computer-Aided Design) technology lets us design the restoration right there and then. There’s no need to send anything to a lab technician, it’s all done in the practice. 


When the design is ready, the CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) technology will kick into action and create the crown for you. It’s generated used 3D-printing technology that works in under an hour. Then, you’ll have a perfectly designed crown that can be fit onto your tooth. 


What are the benefits of same-day crowns?

Same-day crowns stop you from booking multiple appointments and coming back for more treatment. This allows you to fit a crown treatment into your busy schedule! Not only that, but you don’t have to deal with the messy impressions – which can be quite uncomfortable for you to deal with. You also don’t need an unsightly temporary crown, so you can walk out with a big smile on your face! 


If you’re looking for same-day crowns in Houston, TX, then we’ll happily help you out. Get in touch with the Summer Creek Dental team today, and we can book you in for your appointment. The whole process can take up to about an hour, then you can walk away with a beautiful new crown.