One Day Crown

What is a one day crown?

A crown is a restoration that covers the whole tooth. With a normal procedure, a crown usually takes a couple of visits within 1-2 weeks to get done because it has to be sent to outside dental lab. With the advance technology, a one day crown can be done in just a single day depending on the situation. A one day crown, also known as a same-day crown or a CEREC crown, is a type of dental crown that can be created and placed in a single appointment, rather than requiring multiple visits to the dentist. This is accomplished using computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology, which allows a dentist to create a 3D digital model of the patient’s tooth and then design and mill custom-fitted crowns in one visit.

With a one day crown, the dentist can prepare the tooth, create the crown, and place it all in one appointment, usually within a few hours. This eliminates the need for a temporary crown and reduces the amount of time and inconvenience for the patient. However, not all dentists offer this technology, and it may not be suitable for all types of dental restorations or for all patients. It is best to consult with your dentist to see if getting crowns in one visit is right for you.

At Global Dental Complex, we have our own digital dental lab that can process a crown within hours. Patient can wait and get the crown cemented within that day. There is no need to come back or another visit. Inlay and onlay can also be done within one day.

Please note that only all ceramic crown can be done with this process.

What is the process of a one day crown?

1. Dentist will remove caries and prepare the tooth for a crown.

2. Scan the prepared tooth and send digital file to design center

3. Digital lab technician will design definitive crown in the computer (CAD).

4. Then, the milling machine will mill the crown from ceramic block (Usually take couple hours).

5. Definitive crown will be adjusted and cemented on the tooth the same day.


If you are considering high-quality and affordable crowns in one visit, have questions on one day crowns, or to schedule an appointment, contact Global Dental Complex today.

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