Can You Place A Crown In One Visit?

If you have a broken or fractured tooth, or a serious oral health problem, we may recommend a dental crown to address the issue. In the past, placement required between two and three visits. Now, we can simply create and place one in one visit!

Frequently Asked Questions About One-Visit Crowns

Question: Why do you prescribe dental crowns?

Answer: We suggest them to address issues with the function of your tooth, such as breakage, fractures, advanced decay, or even a dental infection. We can also use them to reshape malformed teeth or anchor a dental bridge firmly in place. They can also restore a single tooth dental implant, ensuring the tooth looks natural.

Question: How do you create one in a single visit?

Answer: We begin by preparing the tooth, which means removing a small amount of structure and then taking detail digital impressions with an intraoral camera. The images we gather we will be used to create a 3D model and design the restoration. We upload the information into a CEREC machine, which mills the new restoration from a solid block of ceramic. Finally, we check the fit and place the completed crown, all in the same visit.

Question: What materials will they be made from?

Answer: We use ceramic due to the material’s strength and ability to mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel. We can even shade the material to ensure the crown blends with the smile.

Question: How do I maintain my new restoration?

Answer: Simple, just take good care of your smile. Routine care, such as brushing and flossing, is essential for keeping teeth and restorations bright and strong. You should also see us for routine checkups and cleanings every six months. Not only will you protect your new crown, but you can safeguard you entire smile as well!

Learn More About One-Visit Crowns

We can create custom restorations to address your oral health concerns. To schedule an appointment with your dentist, contact Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, by calling 219-938-2637, or by emailing our office at We also proudly serve the residents of Gary, Miller, Miller Beach, and all surrounding communities.