The use of computerized technologies allows dentists to more quickly create crowns so that you can go home with a new crown the same day. There are several ways in which a dentist might use computer-aided design and cameras to give you a new crown.

Intraoral Cameras

To prepare the crown, your dentist will use an intraoral camera. This will take pictures from multiple angles of the tooth that you would like to have fixed as well as other neighboring teeth. The camera used by your dentist is very small and able to reach areas that would have been impractical in the past. It's much more comfortable than methods that had to be used in the past where you would need an impression paste to be used so that your dentist could fabricate a crown.

3D Design

With the images that are taken and using a computer, your dentist is then able to create a 3D image of your tooth. This 3D image will allow your dentist to have exact measurements and be better able to create a crown that will fit perfectly. 

A Proper Fit

It's important for your crown to fit properly because your dentist will otherwise need to make more adjustments if there is a problem with the initial crown. This might force you to return to the dentist for additional trips. The extra trips and drilling that was required for other types of crowns could be much more damaging to your teeth.

The Milling Machine

The crown is carved using a milling machine that creates the crown based on the 3D design. The crown is usually created out of one block of ceramic. Surprisingly, it can be created in only a matter of minutes.

The Attachment of the Crown

Once your crown has been created, your dentist will be able to attach it to your tooth using glue to hold it in place. Therefore, you will be able to save time and won't have to schedule multiple appointments. You also won't have to wear a temporary crown that is not as durable and might break by accident.

Trying to avoid breaking the temporary crown is highly inconvenient. Also, a dislodged temporary crown can cause more opportunities for your tooth to decay and can lead to more damage. Therefore, it's better to see a dentist who has the technology necessary to perform a same-day crown placement.

Contact your dentist to learn more about same-day crowns