Same Day Crown
New Directions Dentistry QLD is pleased to offer same-day crowns, to qualifying patients.
Crowns are used to restore broken or cracked teeth or very large existing fillings. These procedures run over 2 appointments within one day. Your initial morning appointment will be approximately 2 hours in length, followed by a one hour appointment for the insertion of your crown later on the same day.
Dr Woodbridge will provide you with a treatment plan and discuss the crown procedure with you should this be a suitable restoration option for your tooth.
A digital scan of the patient’s tooth is taken to design and create a custom, permanent restoration in the dental office, all in a single day.
The E4D Dentist System allows the dentist to replace conventional impression methods that include an unpleasant material followed by an uncomfortable waiting period. The clean, fast digital scan is obtained in a few minutes through a series of photographic images taken in the mouth.
The scanned information is then transferred to the design center where a 3D model of the tooth is created chairside. The dentist will then design and customise the restoration to fit the patient’s unique characteristics, after which it is created in a milling unit right in the dental office.
During this time the patient is welcome to explore the local area and have some lunch.
The final result is a natural-looking restoration that beautifully fits the surrounding teeth, making the crown virtually undetectable. The elimination of impressions, temporaries, second appointments, and waiting for the permanent restoration revolutionizes the entire dental experience for both the dentist and the patient.
A peri-apical x-ray may be required to assess the depth of any existing filling material and also the root of the tooth to be crowned.