At Charleston Center for Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry, we know it can be difficult for patients to fit dental appointments into their busy schedules. Dedicated to providing outstanding and convenient dentistry, Dr. John Rink is proud to offer same-day crowns at his Charleston practice. Using our advanced CEREC® (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) technology, we can fabricate incredibly natural-looking crowns while you wait in our office. Thanks to this state-of-the-art technology, we can restore the beauty of your smile and the balance of your bite in one convenient visit. Contact us today to find out how our same-day dental crowns can restore your smile faster than ever before.
For centuries, patients have relied upon dental crowns to provide damaged teeth with much-needed support. After decay and damage have been removed from the tooth, a dental crown is fitted like a cap over the remaining healthy tooth structure. With recent advancements in dental technology, today’s crowns are more lifelike in look and feel than ever before, and can blend in beautifully with your natural teeth. Very often, a dental crown is the final step in a root canal treatment. Other times, crowns are used to anchor a dental bridge, or to conceal conspicuous aesthetic imperfections.
Traditionally, crowns are crafted at an off-site laboratory using wax-based impressions and pictures of your teeth. This method requires two office visits over the course of two to three weeks. With our innovative CEREC® technology, Dr. Rink can fabricate and place a crown in a single, easy appointment. During this procedure, Dr. Rink will take digital images of your treated tooth. These images are then transmitted directly into a chairside computer that uses sophisticated software to create a detailed, three-dimensional map of your tooth. This information is used to guide the milling machine, which will use diamond-tipped tools to create the crown from a single block of porcelain. This technology can fabricate top-quality crowns that restore your oral function, match the shade and contours of your surrounding teeth, and complement your facial features. The entire process takes about an hour. While you wait, you can simply relax in our office. When the crown is ready, Dr. Rink will ensure it fits properly, and then attach it securely to your tooth. At this time, he can make any fine adjustments needed to achieve a balanced and comfortable bite.
CEREC® crowns boast a number of advantages over traditional crowns. Thanks to this advanced technology, you will not have to worry about scheduling return visits to our office, or wearing a temporary restoration between appointments. CEREC® crowns are also formed from dental-grade porcelain that has a translucent appearance and attractive sheen much like natural enamel. Additionally, these innovative crowns are extremely strong and durable, and with the right care, they can last for many years to come.
Dr. Rink wants you to enjoy all the confidence and comfort a restored smile provides. Schedule your appointment today to experience the convenience of our same-day crowns for yourself.