In our last blog, we talked about providing our Liberty, MO, patients with natural looking fillings. However, what if someone comes to us in need of a more substantial restoration? Again, we can fix the issue in as little as one visit. Using digital technology and an onsite milling machine, we can offer same-day crowns to return smiles to optimal health, function, and beauty.

The Benefits of Placing a Crown

A crown is a dental restoration designed to address serious restorative and cosmetic issues, covering the entirety of the tooth’s visible portion. When placed, we have the means to repair minor and severe chips, breakage, and fractures. We restore worn down teeth and even address tooth loss by anchoring bridges in place or completing single tooth dental implants. We can help correct esthetic issues with a tooth’s shape and color as well, and complete root canal procedures. Placement also repairs advanced cases of tooth decay. If you have pain in our smile due to decay or infection, or have damaged your tooth, then you may benefit from this custom-made restoration.

Digital Imaging and CAD/CAM Technology

In order to place them in only one visit, sparing you multiple visits and temporary crowns, we need to prepare the tooth or teeth receiving one. We remove tooth structure to make room, then photograph the tooth using intraoral cameras. The digital images we gather enable us to create a detailed impression without requiring you to bite down on a mold. The designs will be sent to our onsite E4D milling machine, which will craft them from a solid block of ceramic. We then place the completed one with a powerful bonding material, allowing you to leave after one visit with a healthy and attractive smile.

Maintaining Your Newly Restored Smile

Ceramic is stain-resistant and mimics the translucent nature of tooth enamel, but routine care is crucial for keeping your restoration bright and preventing loss due to gum disease or infection. With proper care and attention, your restoration could last decades. We suggest taking time each day to brush and floss properly, brushing once in the morning and again at night, and flossing before going to bed. Try to cut back on drinks with dark pigments to keep your crown bright, such as coffee, red wine, tea, and soda. Schedule a checkup and cleaning every six months, so we can monitor your smile and remove plaque buildup, protecting you from cavities, infection, gingivitis, and gum disease.


At Bailey Dental Care, our team provides restorations that look natural and improve your smile’s health and function in the process. To learn more about our restorative dental care options, then please schedule a consultation, call Bailey Dental Care in Liberty, MO, today at (816) 452-9700.