Cottage Dental - Fullerton, CA

Dental Crowns

When you’ve had a root canal or your tooth is so damaged that it can’t be repaired with a filling alone, same-day crowns at Cottage Dental in Fullerton, CA, restore and strengthen your tooth. Our office offers same-day porcelain crowns using advanced in-office technology. Keep your original tooth and maintain healthy alignment with same-day crowns. Call our team or request an appointment online today!

Dental Crowns FAQs

What are crowns?

Crowns are tooth-shaped caps made of metal or porcelain that fit directly over the top of your natural tooth. A dental crown is a perfect fit for a tooth that’s been opened because of root canal treatment or has been so badly cracked or broken that it can’t be repaired with a filling alone. 

Treating your broken or damaged tooth with a crown allows you to keep your original tooth and its roots to maintain your oral health and smile.

What are same-day crowns?

At Cottage Dental, you don’t have to go through a series of appointments to get a custom-designed crown, nor do you have to wear a temporary crown while your permanent crown is being made in a lab.

Instead, the office has a 3D computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) printing system, which allows your dentist to fit, print, and cement your permanent crown in place in just a couple of hours.

You don’t even need a follow-up appointment with a same-day crown.

Why do I need a crown?

If your tooth is badly damaged or cracked, a crown allows you to keep the tooth by strengthening it with a porcelain cover. The crown is matched to the shade of your other teeth and modeled to mimic your own natural-chewing surfaces.

Getting a crown may be the only way to preserve your tooth and keep your other teeth in healthy alignment. You can also use crowns to improve the appearance of a tooth or teeth. Crowns fix the look of misshapen or badly stained teeth.

How do same-day crowns work?

Your dentist takes digital impressions of your teeth and gums — including the tooth that needs a crown — and sends the information to the CAD/CAM system. A 3D printer then prints a crown in the right shade, shape, and chewing surface to match your natural teeth.

Your dentist covers your damaged tooth with the instant crown. Once they’re sure the fit is 100% perfect and comfortable, they cement the crown in place. The process takes only about two hours, compared to the weeks it takes to get traditional crowns.

How long do same-day crowns last?

Same-day crowns last just as long as traditional ceramic crowns. You may need to replace your crown every 10 years or so.

To find out how to get your crown in hours instead of weeks, contact our team today.

What To Expect (2 Hours)

If your tooth has a large cavity, a previous root canal, or hurts when you chew, it may be time for a crown. Advanced in-office technology allows us to place a beautiful porcelain crown on the same day. That means no temporary crowns, no being numb twice, and no second visits. Now that’s convenient!

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