Same Day Crowns in Mankato, MN

Crowns have long been a wonderful way to restore the form and function of a severely decayed or damaged tooth.  Traditionally, two appointments were required to complete a crown – the first appointment includes the tooth preparation, impression of the tooth, and placement of a temporary crown. The impression is sent to a dental lab to create the permanent crown. Two to three weeks later a second appointment is needed to bond the crown onto the tooth.  Now, however, Dr. James J. Kalina can fabricate a crown in a single appoint at his office. With the CEREC Dentist System, we can digitally scan a patient’s tooth and design and manufacture a metal-free, customized and permanent tooth restoration in one visit.

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When you need a tooth restoration, Dr. Kalina will carefully examine your tooth in order to determine the best solution for you. If you are a qualified candidate for a same day crown, then you can rest assured that your metal-free restoration will look and feel completely natural.

The CEREC Dentist System consists of a laser scan that creates a visual representation of your tooth. This replaces the discomfort of molded impressions that patients traditionally have for with conventional crowns. The clean and speedy digital scan takes just a few minutes and results in a series of precise images. These images create a 3D model of your tooth, from which your crown will be custom designed. This process allows us to create the correct color, shape and chewing surface of your new tooth restoration.
Finally, the design is sent to our in-office CEREC milling unit, where your same day crown is fabricated. Dr. Kalina then adhesively bonds your natural-looking restoration over your prepared tooth. With the CEREC Dentist System, we can eliminate the need for impressions, a temporary crown, second appointments and waiting for the permanent restoration to arrive from a dental lab. CEREC allows Dr. Kalina to treat you with dentistry that fits your lifestyle.

If you would like to learn more about the CEREC Dentist System, or to schedule a consultation about same day crowns, then call us. Trust Dr. Kalina for the most convenient and natural-looking dental crowns in Mankato.