Same-Day Crowns

Crowns are a very common, restorative procedure to improve an existing tooth’s appearance or functionality, or replace a tooth entirely. If you have a tooth that is broken, worn, or partially destroyed by tooth decay, a crown is an excellent option to fix the tooth while retaining its root structure. In this case, the crown becomes the new outer surface of your tooth, replacing that portion of your tooth that sits above the gum line.

In situations where the tooth is beyond repair, the best option is usually removing the entire tooth, placing a dental implant, and affixing your new custom crown. The good news is that we handle this entire process in-house, so you won’t have to be referred to another dental office at any point!

In either case, thanks to our in-house lab, we can create a completely custom crown that perfectly matches the color of your existing teeth. Additionally, since this new process is so precise, your crown will fit perfectly in place, and prevent other teeth from shifting.

What is the exact process for getting a crown?

We use CEREC, a CAD/CAM technology that lets us fabricate and place a tooth-colored crown (and other restorations) right here in our office, and in just one appointment!

The first step is preparing your tooth for restoration, which, depending on the condition of the damaged tooth, can be as simple as minor cleaning or reshaping. After that, we use an optical/infrared camera to digitally capture the exact dimensions of your tooth, so we can make an extremely precise restoration. This information goes directly into the CAD/CAM computer. Then, we design and shape your crown, selecting the best material and perfectly matching the shade of your other teeth.

Next, your crown is fabricated using a computer-controlled milling machine, which takes just a few short minutes! We then check the restoration for fit and color (and adjust if necessary), and bond it in to place. And just like that, your new crown is placed, all in a single appointment!

Sorrento Dental Care is one of the best-reviewed dentists in Pensacola, and a leading provider of same-day dental crowns. If you think you may need a crown, give us a call to schedule an appointment! Or if you have questions, just fill out the contact form and let us know how we can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are “same-day crowns” temporary, or permanent?

Permanent! The greatest benefit of a same-day crown is the convenience of receiving your permanent crown in one visit. Same-day crowns remove the need for a second dental visit along with uncomfortable and inconvenient temporary crowns.

Can I get a cavity on a tooth once it has been crowned?

Yes. The crown covers your natural tooth and stops near the gum line. You still have tooth structure present under the crown. Plaque can form below the gum line and must be removed with regular brushing, flossing, and routine professional cleanings. You can get another cavity on the same tooth if these precautions aren’t taken.

How long after getting a dental implant is my crown placed?

In some cases, the dental implant needs to fuse with the bone for several months before it is permanently crowned; in other cases, you can have new teeth the same day your implants are placed! We call this “same day crowns,” which is a very popular procedure we do all the time.

What our patients say

The staff is friendly and professional. They’re on top of things and make rescheduling very easy.

Patient of Sorrento Dental Care, Google Reviews

Great experience with caring professionals. I moved from central Florida and finding a new dental practice that measures up to what I had seemed to be a daunting task. Not so with Sorrento Dental. All the staff is so friendly and helpful. A traveling hygienist was filling in today for my regular cleaning and she was awesome — friendly, knowledgeable and such a great personality. If you need good dental care I highly recommend Sorrento Dental.

Patient of Sorrento Dental Care, Google Reviews

Mrs. Christina W at Sorrento Dental Care is one of the kindest souls I have ever had the privilege of meeting.  Right from the beginning I could tell that she prioritized my well-being over everything. She did all that she could to help myself and my family financially, and to make sure I was comfortable and happy with the outcome. She is one of the absolute sweetest and most caring people I have met. I can’t even begin to describe how grateful I am for Mrs. Christina, Dr. Rowe, and the entire Sorrento staff. Every staff member is professional and friendly, and I will never recommend another dentist.

Patient of Sorrento Dental Care, Google Reviews

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