Same Day Crowns in Shelton, CT


Dental crowns illustration

A dental crown is an artificial cap that slides over a damaged tooth. They are used to repair chips and cracks, and are usually made from either gold or porcelain. The finished crown will cover your entire tooth, down to the gum line. Traditionally,  the process of making your new crown could take as long as 2-4 weeks from start to finish.

Completing a crown in just one day is a more advanced procedure that is only available at some dentist offices. Smile Dental Center is proud to offer the on-site expertise and specialized equipment to manufacture a ceramic crown while you relax in our waiting room.


How does it work?


When you make an appointment for a same-day crown, our technician will begin by using a 3D camera to take pictures of your damaged tooth. Then, we will use that information to generate a 3D model of the crown, and use computer-aided manufacturing to create your new ceramic crown on site.


What are the benefits of same-day crowns?


  • Fast and Effective Emergency repair: Tooth damage can happen unexpectedly, and at the most inconvenient times. Imagine sitting down to dinner with your family, and suddenly breaking a tooth. You might feel pain, or find a piece of chipped tooth in your mouth. You don’t want to wait several weeks to repair this kind of damage.
    • When you get a traditional crown, your dentist will take a mold of your teeth and send that casting to an off-site lab, where the crown is created. This usually takes at least 2 weeks. We can eliminate this long waiting period, because we have all of the equipment on site.
  • Fewer dental procedures: With a traditional crown, your dentist will need to repair the broken tooth with a temporary filling. Same-day crowns eliminate this step.
  • The perfect fit: Your tooth is measured and modeled on the same day that the crown is formed, ensuring a perfect fit.
  • Fast and Painless: Same-day crowns use a 3D camera instead of dental putty. Many people find the camera more comfortable than putty, which can leak and trigger the gag reflex.
  • Enhanced Appearance and Function: Our same day crowns are made from milled ceramic. They have a natural appearance, and are often more durable compared to the alternatives.
    • Traditional porcelain-on-metal crowns have a visible black line where the porcelain is fused to the metal frame. Same-day crowns will not have this line.

Are same-day crowns right for you?


Although same-day crowns do offer many advantages compared to the alternatives, they are not the best fit for every situation. Like any dental procedure, the location and extent of the damage to your teeth can impact the options that are available to you.

When you come in for your appointment, we will be able to examine your teeth and make a recommendation that fits your mouth, and address any questions or concerns that you may have.


Taking care of your crown


In most cases, your crown will behave just like any other tooth. You should continue to brush and floss normally. However, your dentist may teach you special brushing of flossing techniques that will help to protect the longevity of your crown.

You may also need to avoid certain foods. However, same-day crowns are made from durable ceramic, and taking care of them is usually not difficult. 

Smile Dental Center is proud to offer the expertise and on-site equipment to manufacture same-day crowns. Contact us today at 203-712-7726 to schedule your appointment. 

When you make an appointment for a same-day crown, our technician will begin by using a 3D camera to take pictures of your damaged tooth. Then, we will use that information to generate a 3D model of the crown, and use computer-aided manufacturing to create your new ceramic crown on site.