Same Day Crowns Are As Durable As Traditional Ones

Same Day CrownsPeople often ask if same day crowns are as strong and as durable as the crowns made over the course of several days. This stems from an understanding, which most people share, that something one makes quickly may not be as strong as something that takes more time. As a CEREC® dentist, we know that the process of making same day dental crowns using CEREC® is similar to the process that is used in a laboratory.

However, the materials are the same, the cost is lower, and the timing is significantly shorter. All of these benefits are possible since we are using an upgraded technology to ensure that we can get you the restoration you require in one visit to our office.

From your perspective, the most important thing is that you get a restoration that is strong, durable, looks like the teeth around it and can perform all of the same functions as your other teeth.


This is exactly what you get when you visit a same day dentist for dental crowns.

How Same Day Crowns Are Made

The easiest way to dispel the idea of CEREC® being a lesser product is to understand what it is and how the process works.  You need to know how we can provide you with dental crowns within a few hours, versus having to wait for several days or even weeks. It is best to think of CEREC® as an acronym which stands for – Chairside, Economical, Restoration, of Esthetic, Ceramic.

Essentially what we, as your CEREC® dentist, are providing you with is a solution that can strengthen teeth, restore damage, replace defective amalgam fillings, and place dental crowns within a single sitting. The flexibility to do the procedure in one visit is why it is called a “chairside” restoration. The process is also economical because we are able to save on expensive laboratory costs by milling the new crowns in our clinic.

The Materials Used to Make Same Day Crowns

One key to making CEREC® crowns as durable as lab-based solutions involve the use of ceramic. Both of the techniques use ceramic to create your new set of teeth or devices. When you have us create same day crowns, we use digital imaging software to take a perfect 3D image of your tooth and the teeth surrounding it. We then feed the image into a computer simulator that proposes the necessary type of crown.

As a CEREC® dentist, we can then tweak the design, including making changes to the shape, size, and nuances specific to your teeth. Next, a mouse click sends the design to the 3D printer. We will then select the exact shade of ceramic to match your existing teeth and place it into the milling machine. The milling machine goes to work on shaping, carving and “printing” an exact match of the tooth designed by us, as your same day dentist, and the software.

The ceramic is as hard as your natural enamel, looks exactly like the teeth surrounding it, is extremely durable, and fundamentally gives you a replacement tooth that will stand the test of time. If you would like to learn more about same day crowns or experience the benefits of CEREC® for yourself, call and schedule an appointment with Aesthetic Dentistry of Noe Valley at (415) 493-9143.

You can also request a same day crown dental consultation on our website here:

Recent Posts

Dental Concerns That May Disqualify You From Same Day Implants

To replace missing teeth, one should consider same day implants. This treatment can help put an end to the embarrassment you have been feeling. You will not have to worry about gaps in your mouth or having a hard time chewing. Of course, not every patient is a good candidate for this method. You should…

What Type Of Machine Makes Same Day Crowns?

An increasing number of dentists are recommending same day crowns for patients. The same day crown offers a more convenient way for people to have dental crowns put on the teeth. If you are looking for a quick way to restore your smile, opting for a same day crown is a good decision. Read on…

What Is Offered At A Same Day Dentistry Visit?

With same day dentistry procedures, it is easy for you to benefit from a new improved smile. Sometimes, home remedies might help your teeth. But there are side effects associated with that, such as tooth infections. You should visit your dentist for more thorough treatments. Keep reading to find out more.There are many services that…

CEREC® Ceramic Crown - Tooth-Colored To Match Natural Teeth

When a tooth is severely damaged from an injury or decay, a dental crown can often be used to remedy the situation. CEREC® crowns are an increasingly popular option due to their convenience. In addition, many patients may choose a CEREC® crown because of its natural-looking results.Much like the traditional alternative, same-day crowns require the…

Recent Posts

Myths About Teeth Straightening

5 Myths About Teeth Straightening

A lot of people suffer from having crooked teeth; thankfully, there are a few teeth straightening methods that can fix crookedness. Dentists have been providing teeth straightening treatments to people of all ages for decades; however, there are still a lot of myths associated with the process. Considering teeth straightening to improve your smile? It is…

How Long Do You Wait For Dental Implants After Extraction

How Long Do You Wait For Dental Implants After Extraction

Dental implants are a reliable replacement option if a patient has a tooth extracted. There are many reasons to pull permanent teeth, including infection, irreversible damage, and a crowded mouth. A dentist may recommend an implant if a patient is experiencing difficulties with chewing or speaking, or if the person is self-conscious about smiling. It…