FAQs About Same-Day Dental Crowns

At one point, when a dentist prescribed a dental restoration, you knew one to two additional appointments would be necessary, not to mention up to two weeks of wearing a temporary. Fortunately, with CEREC all that has changed. Using CAD/CAM technology, our office can create custom restorations in a single sitting. Do you have questions about our same-day crowns?

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns

Question: When do you prescribe a dental crown?

Answer: We recommend dental crowns to restore function to the teeth. For example, we may place one to address a tooth that has become cracked, chipped, or broken. They can lengthen worn down teeth and even correct problems with the tooth’s shape. We can also use them to anchor a dental bridge in place or provide a lifelike restoration for a single tooth dental implant.

Question: What material will the same day restorations be made from?

Answer: We use ceramic. This material is strong, providing decades of restoration if properly cared for. In addition, the material contains stain-resistant properties. Ceramic is also translucent and mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel, providing a restoration that blends with your smile,

Question: How does the same-day process work?

Answer: First, we will need to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount of structure. Afterward, we will take images of the tooth using an intraoral camera. We then create a 3D computer model, which is uploaded into the CEREC machine. Using the model, the machine then crafts the restoration from a solid block of ceramic. Once complete, we can check the fit and if needed, we will make further adjustments. Finally, we place the new crown using a powerful bonding agent. In one visit you’ve received a new, custom restoration.


Dr. Brent Engelberg and our highly-skilled team proudly serve patients and their families from Arlington Heights, IL, and all surrounding communities, including: Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Skokie, Evanston, Palatine, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, and the Northern and Northwest Chicago Suburbs. To learn more, schedule a consultation online, or call our office today at 847-259-8030.


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