Restore Your Smile in One Appointment
Same Day Crowns in Ruston
Whether you need a crown to complete your root canal treatment, to protect a decayed tooth, or to replace a prior crown, Dr. Stuckey is here to help. Our office is equipped with CEREC technology that allows us to repair your tooth in just a single appointment, so you can get back to your daily routine without waiting for a third-party dental lab. If you’re interested in immediate repair, give us a call today!
Convenience and Ease
Benefits of Same-Day Crowns
Getting a same-day crown from Patrick Stuckey, DDS rather than waiting up to 2-3 weeks to have one designed by a third-party lab has a number of benefits aside from the obvious advantage of saving time. Same-day crowns do not require messy dental impressions, which many patients find to be an uncomfortable process. Instead, we use a digital scanner to capture 3D images of your teeth. Same-day crowns also eliminate the need to wear a temporary crown for 2-3 weeks while you wait for a permanent crown to be created.
What to Expect
The Same-Day Crown Process
Dr. Stuckey will begin the process by cleaning and numbing your mouth. Then he will remove any damaged enamel and create a stable platform to which he can attach your crown. Next, he will use a 3D CEREC scanner to collect images of your teeth and create a model of your crown.
Once this process is complete, he will handpick a block of porcelain that matches the color of your teeth, and the CEREC machine will automatically sculpt the porcelain block to craft your crown in just a few minutes. Once the crown is complete, Dr. Stuckey will check it to make sure it fits properly, then bond it into place permanently. Finally, your crown will be buffed and polished to complete the procedure, which usually takes between 1-2 hours.
Revolutionizing Dental Care
CEREC, which uses advanced 3D scanners and CAD/CAM (Computer-Assisted Design/Manufacturing) tools, is the key to same-day crowns. Using CEREC technology, Dr. Stuckey can quickly design and build a crown that matches your teeth perfectly, all under one roof. Call us today to learn more about CEREC crowns and see how we can repair your smile in just one appointment!