Prestige Family Dentistry

General Dentist & Sleep Apnea Dentist located in Beaverton, OR

Crowns cover your teeth fully, giving you great durability and cosmetic appeal. At Prestige Family Dentistry in Beaverton, Oregon, the dedicated dental care team offers same-day custom crowns to Beaverton area patients who want permanent crowns, without the wait. Use the online appointment maker around the clock, or call the office to schedule your appointment today.

Crowns Q & A

What are crowns?

Crowns are ceramic tooth restorations. A crown covers your entire tooth and is designed to look, fit, and work exactly as your healthy natural tooth did before the decay or damage. 

Traditionally, it takes at least several weeks and multiple visits to the dentist to get a custom crown. But, Prestige Family Dentistry embraces the latest state-of-the-art technology in computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing, which is why same-day CEREC® crowns are now available.

What is the same-day crown process like?

Your Prestige Family Dentistry numbs your tooth and then removes the decay or damage before preparing your tooth for the crown. Then, your dentist uses an advanced digital scanner to quickly and painlessly generate a 3D virtual model of your tooth. 

Your Prestige Family Dentistry dentist uses the advanced CEREC technology to create a custom crown based on your 3D virtual tooth model. The finalized design data goes to the crown milling machine on-site at Prestige Family Dentistry. 

Your dentist chooses a ceramic block to blend perfectly with your tooth's natural color and places it in the milling unit. Then, the CEREC milling machine creates your custom crown on the spot. Finally, your dentist polishes the crown and bonds it to your tooth. 

What are the advantages of same-day crowns?

Same-day crowns make tooth restoration easier than you ever thought it could be. Advantages include:

  • Just one appointment
  • No temporary crowns
  • No messy tooth impressions
  • Perfect crown color match

CEREC same-day crowns are also highly precise, thanks to the advanced computer technology used in the imaging and design process. With CEREC crowns, you know that every step of the process is optimized for your specific needs, so you’ll get the best possible crown fit.

How long do same-day crowns last?

Just like traditional crowns, same-day crowns have excellent longevity. On average, both CEREC same-day crowns and traditional crowns last 10-20 years when cared for properly.

How do I take care of my new crown?

Your new ceramic crown is secure and durable, so you can treat it like your other teeth. Brush and floss every day, and use an antimicrobial mouth rinse if recommended. 

Use caution when eating very hard foods. Food items like hard candy can damage your crown, just as they can damage your natural tooth enamel. Your dentist examines your crown during all future checkups to ensure that it’s secure.

Use the online appointment maker, or call Prestige Family Dentistry for your crown today.