Getting a crown used to be a long process, with several visits and messy impressions to complete the restoration. Now, with today’s modern technology, it is possible to get a same-day crown without all the hassle.
Each patient and each case is different, so we will have to determine if you are a candidate for a same-day crown. In most cases, most patients do qualify and can leave the same day with a quality, long-lasting crown.
The Latest in Dental Technology for Same-Day Crowns
Our office is proud to offer the Sirona Galileos, CEREC Omnicam and CEREC Milling Unit technology. These tools are designed to speed up the process of creating and installing a dental crown. Here’s how each can help us design your same-day crown.
The Sirona Galileos is a 3D imaging scanner that allows dental specialists many new options for diagnosis, treatment and consultations. Using superior image quality and only low-dose radiation, it allows close-up views to help dentists and patients understand what is going on in their dental health and treatment plans.
The CEREC Omnicam is a lightweight, handheld 3D dental scanner that creates scans in full color. As it is powder-free, it enables us to take a coating-free scan of your teeth and gingiva (gums) without using the conventional impression tray. We simply run the small-sized scanner along the surface of your teeth for a complete view. We can see the entire jaw.
Through the Omnicam’s technology, we can see the precise 3D scanned images on our screen and analyze the shade of your teeth’s natural color in order to match the new crown more precisely. We use this tool for our same-day crowns and can also use it for dental aligner determinations.
CEREC Milling Unit
Our CEREC Milling Unit and Grinding Unit create precise crowns right in our very own office. We no longer have to send out an impression to a lab and wait for your crown to come back in to our office. We can create your crown and install it in one dental visit. Using digital technology, the CEREC units synchronize with our software to produce an extremely precise and smooth crown for your dental restoration in less than 15 minutes.
Get a Same-Day Crown at Advanced Family Dentistry, Your Family Dentist in Reston, VA
We at Advanced Family Dentistry are always looking for ways to offer better dental treatments, and we make the investment in the most modern technology. In addition, we are big advocates of ongoing learning to keep up with the latest in dental advancements. This is so we can pass along better treatments to you, our patients.
When you’re looking for a family dentist in the Reston or Northern Virginia area, contact Advanced Family Dentistry. Contact us today to set your dental appointment. And don’t forget to ask about our same-day crown service.
Dr. Sonny Kim is a Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), the highest education level for general dentists in this field.
Advanced Family Dentistry
Dr. Sonny Kim, DMD
11876 Sunrise Valley Dr, Suite 101
Reston, VA 20191