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Same Day Crowns in Poway

Save Time, Keep That Smile!

Remember the days when you needed a crown and you had to wear those uncomfortable temporary crowns? Those days are over at McKinney Family Dentistry. Instead of filling a tray with impression “goop” that you must bite into and hold in your mouth until it hardens, we use a camera to take a digital picture of your tooth. This whole Optical Impression process takes only a minute or two!

Same Day Crowns in Poway - Optical Digital Impression

How Digital Impressions Work

It is now possible to create digital impressions that allow for an accurate replication of a patient's mouth, teeth and gums that can then be used in creating crowns. This is super beneficial to our patients because we no longer have to take those messy impressions!

Here’s how it works:
Dr. Chris McKinney will insert an intraoral wand in your mouth and gently move it along your teeth’s surface area. The live images are displayed on a chairside monitor to show the progress as it’s captured. This is really cool because you can see a 3-D image of your teeth right next to your chair. This entire process only takes a few minutes and provides the most accurate impression of your teeth.

 Dental Crowns - Same Day Crowns in Poway

How Long Does It Take To Receive A Crown?

Most crowns in our office can be finished in one visit. In about 2 hours, a crown can be permanently cemented with CEREC. Sometimes, it is necessary to make a temporary crown and use an outside lab to fabricate a specific type of crown. In this case, a second visit is necessary.

CEREC - Same Day Crowns in Poway, CA

What is Cerec?

Do you need a new dental crown but don't want to wait weeks for it to be made? Thanks to CEREC technology, we can now make same day crowns right in our office!

CEREC works by taking a 3D scan of your teeth. This scan is then used to create a digital model of your tooth. From there, our CAD/CAM tools can create a custom dental crown that is perfect for your smile.

The best part about CEREC same day crowns is that you don't have to wait weeks to get your new crown. In just one visit to our office, you can walk out with a brand new tooth that looks and feels just like your natural teeth!
If you need a new dental crown, don't wait any longer. Schedule an appointment with our dentist in Poway today and ask about CEREC same day crowns!

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