One-visit Crowns

Do you have fragile teeth and not a lot of time in your schedule?

Are you afraid of losing your teeth?

Do you need one or more dental crowns and don’t have a lot of time in your schedule?

You don’t have to wait weeks anymore to get a natural-looking crown. Spa dentaire Laurier’s “One-visit crown” procedure allows for the restoration of damaged or worn teeth in a magnificent and efficient manner.

What is a One-visit crown?

Dental crowns (sometimes called “caps”) protect and consolidate teeth. This can help save teeth that are extremely worn, decayed or broken. Crowns are made of IPS e.max porcelain with the help of CAD/CAM (computer-assisted design and creation) CEREC dental technology.

If you have a cavity on part of a tooth, it is also possible to use this technology as a very high quality dental filling that will last many years.

The advantages of One-visit crowns.

  • Practicality—Dr Comeau’s dental clinic is equipped with CEREC technology. Contrary to traditional crowns, which necessitate two visits, this procedure allows for the fabrication and moulding of a custom-made crown while you wait.
  • Comfort — Since the crown is placed on the same day the tooth is prepared, there is no need to wear a temporary crown between visits. Temporary crowns may irritate gums and become unstable, and even come off at awkward moments.
  • Composition — One-visit crowns contain no metals. They are made of the highest quality ceramic and have a natural appearance.
  • Precision—CAD/CAM technology uses 3D videos produced by an optical digitization of your teeth. The computer then creates a dental restoration that precisely adapts to your natural tooth and your chewing style, offering you an excellent protection and optimal comfort.

How long does this type of crown last?

You may consider your “one-visit crown” as a natural tooth. Floss daily and brush your teeth at least twice a day, preferably with an electric toothbrush. This will help prevent any possible sickness of the gums or new cavities. If you care about your dental hygiene, this type of crown can last ten to twenty years.

Above all, let Dr Comeau know if you grind your teeth or have a tendency to grit. The pressure exerted by grinding or gritting teeth can damage your crown. We will propose solutions to help you preserve your crowns.

How does it work?

  • We start by cleaning and preparing your natural tooth. Any decay or fragile parts of the tooth will be removed.
  • We use a digital camera to “scan” your teeth and take digital videos. A digital model of your tooth is saved and will serve to create a dental crown.
  • Dr Comeau and his team choose a porcelain block that corresponds to your natural teeth. The porcelain block is placed in the CEREC at our clinic.
  • Using the digital model, the machining unit cuts the porcelain block to create a crown that is adapted to your tooth. The crown is then placed in a porcelain oven, where it will reach its ideal colour and resistance. This process takes about 30 to 40 minutes, during which time you can relax.
  • Dr Comeau will examine the crown to make sure that it is nicely adapted to your tooth and chewing style. Your one-visit crown will be polished and glued to your natural tooth.

Interested in one-visit crowns?

If you wish to protect and restore a tooth with a crown in one visit, contact our clinic. An exam will allow us to determine if this is the right treatment for you.

Call us at (514) 273-3818for more information or to schedule an appointment for a free consultation.

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