CEREC Same Day Dental Crowns at Sarasota Dentistry

Same Day Dental Crowns Sarasota Dentistry

Your Dental Crown Dentist in Sarasota

Restore the beauty of your smile with a dental crown from Sarasota Dentistry. As we get older, our teeth begin to change and are prone to decay. Whether it is a cavity, an accident, or natural wear-and-tear, there are many possible reasons for this change in your smile. These reasons can include bruxism (teeth grinding), general decay, cracked fillings, root canals, and many others.

If your tooth is beyond repair with a filling material, we may recommend that the best viable option to save the tooth is a full crown.

The reasons for this type of restoration in a badly damaged tooth are durability, cosmetic appearance, and overall support of the chewing function.

Dr. Hank Michael has been practicing cosmetic dentistry and utilizing state-of-the-art dental crowns to restore patients’ smiles here in Sarasota since 2001. Year after year he is recognized as one of the top dentists in Sarasota, due to his (and his staff’s) commitment to their patients and to perpetual learning.

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Advanced Dental Crown Technology

Same day dental crowns may be the latest advancement in dental crown technology. Until recently, Sarasota Dentistry didn’t offer same-day dental crowns. However, technology with dental crowns has reached a point where Dr. Michael now feels confident offering this service. New, state-of the-art imaging and computer technology allow us to to create the perfect dental crown right on-site, in a very short amount of time. The material used is the same material used by dental labs such as Zirconia, IPS e.max, or IPS Empress Esthetic. The materials available for milling with CEREC technology are growing daily and continue to improve one visit dental crowns.

The process for a same day dental crown requires powerful digital imaging technology. Using advanced CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology we can take a digital impression, design, and construct the crown in-office. Rather than spreading the appointment out over one or more days, you can take care of it in one shot.

Of course, a same-day dental crown isn’t the best solution for every smile. It’s a new, cutting-edge dental treatment that offers an effective and convenient alternative to standard dental crowns. Now, you won’t have to find time in your schedule just for dental work. Learn more about the dental crown options available to you at your first visit with Dr. Hank.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of dental crowns are there?
If we decide that you are in need of a full crown, there are a few different options for the repair of your tooth. These options include a full porcelain crown, porcelain fused to metal or gold, or a full gold crown. Dr. Michael encourages metal-free crown restorations which includes the all-porcelain crown.

Our crowns are created using state-of-the-are materials, the best of what is available. There are a variety of options for patients when it comes to the construction of dental crowns. EMPRESS and EMAX are two of the highest quality porcelains for crowns, and we offer both here at Sarasota Dentistry. EMPRESS are strong and aesthetically pleasing while EMAX is the closest to enamel in terms of strength and protection. We also offer LAVA and PRETTAU zirconia, which are porcelain fused with zirconia to increase strength. Often this material is used in bridge construction or dental implant cases, because it offers greater strength and resistance to chipping.

We will help you to make the determination as to which of these three options is the most appropriate for your situation. You can be comfortable in knowing that your new tooth will be virtually unnoticeable and will flawlessly complement the rest of your smile.
How does the procedure work?
Once you have decided to proceed with a dental crown restoration, we will set aside 1-3 appointments for the entire process. Although the majority of crowns are completed in one visit, there are sometimes a need for 2 or 3 visits depending on the number of crowns needed. Smile makeovers generally take additional visits so the patient has time to try out the smile before it is permanently positioned in the mouth.

The appointment takes about 90 minutes for a CEREC same-day crown. The procedure begins with the removal of all decay and the shaping of the tooth structure to allow it to fit the crown. Once we have removed the decay and shaped the tooth, we will take a digital impression of the tooth using the CEREC camera. This digital impression is instantly transferred to the chair-side CEREC computer where your new restoration will be designed in about 5 minutes. It is then transferred wirelessly to the crown milling station where it is cut from a block of porcelain. If the patient doesn't have any additional treatment necessary, they now have a 30 minute break where they can watch TV, read, or watch the ongoing crown fabrication process. Finally, the crown will be fitted comfortably into the mouth. We will make every effort to ensure that the new tooth feels exactly like one of your natural teeth. The final step in the process is to cement or bond the crown onto your tooth, leaving you with a beautifully restored smile.
What is a specialty dental implant crown?
One very common specialty crown is the dental implant crown. While it is usually fabricated in the same way as a traditional dental crown, it may require additional preparation with models and temporaries prior to fabricating the permanent crown. The dental implant crowns are placed on a dental implant abutment (custom or prefabricated) rather than a tooth and these many times require additional steps to enhance the soft tissue (gums) around the abutment for a more cosmetic result. Another common specialty crown is a splinted dental crown.
How are splinted dental crowns different from normal ones?
Splinted dental crowns are two or more dental crowns fabricated together as one and placed over two or more individual teeth making them one. Some dentists refer to these teeth as "bridged" rather than "splinted". There a couple of reasons you might need splinted crowns. One reason is a mobile tooth/teeth. Splinting the teeth together as one makes them more stable. The other, is a drifting tooth which leads to a food trap. This happens when a patient has a tooth removed and doesn't replace it with a dental implant or bridge. The teeth drift and move resulting in a food trap. Splinted dental crowns solve this problem by maintaining the position of the teeth tightly together, therefore preventing food trapping.
How much does a dental crown cost?
The cost of a dental crown varies depending on your situation -- but the range is generally from $1300 to $2000 per crown. Often, your dental insurance will cover a portion of the cost. Our dental staff will help you determine whether or not your dental insurance will cover the costs. We are willing to work with patients to help understand your dental insurance and we also provide financing options for those needing a payment plan.

How do Multiple Teeth Dental Implants work?

If you are missing more than one tooth, Dr. Hank D. Michael can restore the beauty and function of your smile with a multiple teeth dental implants procedure. This advanced treatment can permanently replace multiple missing teeth, restore your healthy bite, and prevent jawbone atrophy. Dr. Michael offers highly personalized…

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