FAQ about Same-Day Crowns
By Scott Szatkowski D.D.S.
August 21, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: same-day crowns  

Get a dental crown in just one visit when you turn to our dental team in Elk Grove Village and Melrose Park, IL.

Getting dental work done doesn't necessarily mean multiple trips to the dentist. Here in Elk Grove Village and Melrose Park, IL, our dentist, dental-crownsDr. Scott Szatkowski, wants you to be able to have your newly restored smile as soon as possible, which is why he provides CEREC crowns (aka same-day crowns). Read on to learn how CEREC crowns can help rebuild your smile with quick speed and long-lasting durability.


What are CEREC crowns?

A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is designed to fit over a tooth to protect and preserve it. Same-day crowns, also known as CEREC (chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics) crowns look and feel the same as a traditional dental crown, the only difference being that they are created and placed during a single appointment.


Who needs a dental crown?

Our restorative dentist in Elk Grove Village and Melrose Park, IL, may recommend getting a dental crown if:

  • You have a weak or damaged tooth due to injury or infection
  • You have a severely decayed tooth that a filling won’t fully support
  • You need to cover a dental implant to replace a missing tooth
  • You are getting a dental bridge (crowns are used to hold a bridge in place)
  • You have a severely misshapen or discolored tooth


What are the benefits of same-day crowns?

In order to get traditional crowns, an outside dental lab would usually have to make your crown, which could take weeks. In the meantime, a temporary crown would be placed. By opting for a same-day crown, you won’t even need to fool with a temporary crown. We can design, make and place your permanent crown in one visit!

Additionally, instead of using molds to create a tooth impression, CEREC uses a simple digital camera, an approach that is both more comfortable and provides more precise tooth measurements.


Contact us

If you need to get a dental crown in Elk Grove Village or Melrose Park, IL, you’ve come to the right place. Call one of our dental practices today to find out if same-day crowns are right for you.