Creating your same-day crown is a multi-step process that is typically completed in a few hours. First, the doctor will use 3D imaging technology to take detailed impressions of your tooth, which are sent to the CEREC® machine. Your custom restoration is crafted to the exact dimensions of your tooth, using durable dental-grade ceramic that will be matched to the shade of your natural enamel. After only a few minutes, Dr. Armstrong will have a brand new, custom-crafted restoration that is ready to be placed. Next, the doctor will prepare your damaged tooth for crowning by removing a minimal amount of natural tooth structure. Using strong dental adhesives, he will bond your new restoration securely in place. Dr. Armstrong will check your bite and make any adjustments, if necessary. After placement, you will leave our office with a beautiful new restoration that blends indistinguishably with your surrounding teeth.