General Dentists located in Colleyville, TX
Permanent crowns only take one day at Gateway Dental in Colleyville, Texas. This team of leading dental practitioners featuring Patricia Calabria, DDS and Andre Ellis, DDS proudly offers same-day crowns by using the CEREC® CAD/CAM system. Schedule a consultation to learn more about this convenient procedure if you have a broken tooth, need a root canal, or simply want an old crown replaced. Book your appointment by calling the clinic.
Same-Day Dental Crowns Q & A
How are same-day crowns made?
The process of getting a crown starts with prepping your tooth. If you need a root canal or decay removed, for instance, Dr. Patricia Calabria or Dr. Andre Ellis treats your tooth first, then shapes it to create an abutment for your crown. You’re also likely to need impressions made, which can cause some discomfort.
To provide same-day crown service, Gateway Dental features the CEREC CAD/CAM system. The advanced technology allows your dentist to obtain a digital 3D model of your mouth with a specialized camera, instead of taking impressions.
The CEREC Omnicam camera sends your details to the CEREC CAD/CAM system, where it designs your crown right in the office. After firing it in the oven, your permanent crown is ready in about one hour.
Do same-day crowns last as long as traditional crowns?
Yes! With good oral hygiene at home and regular cleanings and exams twice a year, your same-day crown can last for up to eight years or more — just like traditional crowns made in a lab. In some cases, these innovative crowns can even last a lifetime.
The CEREC system includes several types of durable and versatile materials, including oxide ceramics, hybrid ceramics, and dental alloys. These state of the art dental materials don’t decay, rarely break, and last a long time.
Will a same-day crown match my teeth?
At Gateway Dental, Dr. Calabria and Dr. Ellis ensure your crown matches your surrounding teeth, so it looks and feels natural. The advanced CEREC crown materials are known for being similar to your other teeth.
These compassionate dentists spend time with you to review color shade charts and ensure your new same-day crown closely matches the color of your natural teeth. You can feel confident that when you leave the office after having a same-day crown at Gateway Dental, no one will know which tooth has a crown.
Book an evaluation to see how same-day crowns offered by Gateway Dental can benefit you. Schedule over the phone.