Same Day Crowns in Cary NC

At Harrison Pointe Dentistry in Cary, NC we have specialized equipment and powerful technology that utilizes modern computer and manufacturing processes to create your tooth crown in just one appointment.  In the past, it would take a few weeks for your dental crown to be made in an off-site lab.

Now, our dentists use this amazing technology to take digital impressions of your teeth and create a crown that looks and feels natural.

Specifically, restorations (crowns and bridges) are designed and created using CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing). This process means designs are made from impressions with computer software and then passed to a unit that fabricates ceramic restoration.

Why our patients love our Same Day crowns…

Digital Impressions

Many people cannot tolerate the goopy impression putty because it triggers their gag reflex.  Fortunately, our dentists use a slim hand-held device to scan your mouth and take pictures of your teeth and gums.

Not only are these digital dental impressions less invasive than the conventional trays filled with putty, but they are also much more accurate.  The special scanner wand takes precise impressions so your dentist can create a same day crown that fits seamlessly over your tooth.

No More Waiting, Missing Work or School

In the past, patients had to wait weeks for their dentist to send their impressions to an external lab to create dental crowns.  Fortunately, our dentists utilize the latest technology to streamline the process of getting a dental crown.  Now, your crown can be made in just one visit!   This means no more having to take off work or school multiple times to visit your dentist.

Highly Precise

After our dentists take impressions of your teeth, we will start designing your dental crown right in our office.  Once our dentists are satisfied with the fit and the appearance of your new crown, we will send it to the robotic milling machine in our office to be created from a single block of super hard ceramic or other tooth-colored material.

No temporary crown!

At many other dental offices, you will need to wear a “temporary” crown while you wait weeks for your permanent crown to be made.  Since a temporary crown must eventually be removed, a dentist can only use a weak adhesive to keep it on.

As a result, in the past you may have experienced a temporary crown falling off or not fitting well.  We understand that temporary crowns are sometimes a hassle for our patients, so we can offer Same Day crowns in most cases.  Since we are able to create same day crowns right in our office in one appointment, you can avoid the hassle and discomfort of a temporary crown.

Looks and Feels Natural

A Same Day crown is durable enough to last for years to come while looking and feeling natural.

Same Day crowns look just as natural as those created in an outside lab.  Once our dentists retrieve your crown from the milling machine, they will check the shade, the color, and the fit before permanently cementing it to your tooth. Since the digital dental impressions we take are highly precise, often there is little to no adjustments necessary.

Safe and Sturdy Materials

Our Same Day crowns are made of materials which are similar to that of your real tooth’s natural enamel, making them a safe and effective choice for restorations.  In many cases, these materials are even stronger than your natural tooth.