Same-Day Dental Crowns

Do you have a critical tooth restoration but the thought of waiting two weeks to fix your dental issue dismays you?

You shouldn’t have to be inconvenienced when it comes to your appearance and ability to eat, chew, and speak easily. Ask your Aurora, CO dentist Dr. Chen about our same-day dental crown procedure, E4D. E4D is a high-tech dental technology that can fabricate ceramic tooth prosthetics and restorations in just one dental visit.

What does that mean for you?

Our patients in south Aurora can enjoy fewer injects, less time in the dental office, less drilling, and a beautiful smile.

Don't hesitate to restore the beauty of your smile in just one dental visit; give us a call!

Same-Day Dental Crowns in Aurora, CO

At Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics, your dental health is our priority. We recommend preventive at-home dental cleaning routines, coupled with routine dental check-ups with Dr. John Chen. Still, even with diligent dental care, accidents happen all the time.

Aurora, CO dental patients can receive injuries to their teeth from strenuous physical activities, car accidents, illness, and other events. Cavities can weaken the structure of a tooth and require additional protection. Chewing on hard candy or ice can erode your enamel or chip your teeth. The ways that teeth can get injured are numerous.

Dental crowns protect your oral health and restore the appearance and function of your smile, but the traditional process for getting them can be time-consuming. While the results are worth it, not everyone has time for multiple appointments and a two-week wait to get a high-quality dental crown. At Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics, Dr. John Chen offers same-visit dental crowns.

Whether you’re on a tight timeline or you just don’t want to wait weeks for your restoration, same-day dental crowns at our Aurora, CO are the perfect solution. Instead of multiple steps and a long wait, now you can leave our office the same day with a durable, customized dental crown that blends beautifully with your smile.

What Is the E4D Dental System?

The E4D dental procedure incorporates digital images and laser technology to make same-day dental crowns. The process is not only incredibly accurate, but it is also reliable and safe. Traditional dental crowns involve more mess and unpleasant dental impressions, but E4D scans are digital, clean, and quick.

Aurora dentist, Dr. Chen, can custom fabricate same-day dentures just for you.

How Same-Day Dental Crowns Work

You might have heard of CEREC same-day crowns, but at our Aurora, CO dental office, we use a different system called E4D that uses 3-D software to help us plan and design your new dental crown. We are proud to offer this fascinating technology to our patients who need a new crown but don’t want the wait or inconvenience associated with lab-fabricated crowns. 

Benefits of Same-Day Dental Crowns

There are several ways E4D same-day dental crowns streamline the process:

  • Accurate dental crowns
  • No need for multiple appointments or injections
  • No messy, uncomfortable impressions
  • No two-week wait while a lab creates your dental crown
  • No temporary crown to deal with while you wait
  • No return visits to the office to complete the process
  • Time-efficient and minimal hassle
  • Dental crown matches the shape and shade of your teeth
  • Perfect fit and natural look
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Less discomfort

We start the process by preparing your tooth just as we would for a crown made at an outside dental lab. But that is where the similarity between the processes ends!

Not only is the E4D dental process incredibly quick and convenient for Aurora, CO patients, but it’s also actually healthier for you. Traditional materials used to repair damaged and broken teeth involved amalgam, silver, gold, and other metals. E4D utilizes tooth-colored ceramic that not only restores your functionality and enhances your appearance, but they are also similar to the natural composition of your tooth. When you enjoy hot or cold foods, your restoration can expand and contract just like your existing tooth. This means less chance of your tooth cracking, and allows our patients to partake in their favorite foods and activities like normal.

The Process for Getting Same-Day Dental Crowns

If you’ve ever had impressions taken of your teeth, you know it can be an uncomfortable process, especially if you have a strong gag reflex. Instead, Dr. Chen uses a digital scanner that takes impressions without the mess and inconvenience. With cutting-edge digital scanning technology, Dr. Chen passes the small handheld scanner over your teeth. He then uses the digital impressions to create a 3-D digital model of your teeth and design your new crown.

Next, we send the information to a milling machine in our Aurora dental office that functions like a 3-D printer. You’ll be amazed to watch while your new dental crown is milled from a block of ceramic, and in about 20 minutes, your dental crown will be ready! Dr. Chen will remove any damaged tooth structures and prepare your tooth for the restoration.

Once the dental crown is ready, Dr. Chen will adhere it to your tooth. Placing your same-day dental crown is similar to the traditional process; we check the restoration for proper fit, make adjustments as needed, and cement it securely in place. The whole process may take a few hours, but compared to traditional waiting times of several weeks, we can save our Aurora patients a lot of time.

The Difference between CEREC and E4D Same-Day Dental Crowns

Our Aurora patients may have heard of same-day CEREC dental crowns. CEREC has many similar benefits as E4D, but there are a few notable differences.

E4D does not require a reflective powder adhesive for the digital imaging process that CEREC does. This powder can be inconvenient to our patients, and may not be time-efficient. The imaging may not be as precise as the E4D process due to the application of the powder, which has to be done accurately to avoid ruining the image.

E4D bypasses these issues by using a laser to create an image of your tooth. Dr. Chen can then accurately create a 3-D image of the tooth—allowing him to manufacture a dental crown that precisely fits the measure of your mouth. We invite any questions our patients may have about the same-day dental process; we encourage patient education and are happy to resolve any concerns.

Please Call Us to Arrange an Appointment

Same-day dental crowns at our Aurora, CO office are the perfect solution for anyone who wants their restoration sooner rather than later. Dr. Chen uses E4D same-day dental crowns instead of CEREC in Aurora, CO, because he believes they deliver beautiful, long-lasting results.

The materials used for E4D dental restorations not only mimic the translucent appearance of your natural enamel; they are strong and durable. With proper care and maintenance, you can enjoy your same-day dental crown for a lifetime!

Please call Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics to arrange a dental appointment with Dr. Chen.