Today, modern dental technology has made it easier and more convenient than ever to get the dental treatment you need. Advancements such as in-office milling machines and digital scanners have made it easier to provide restorative dental treatments, such as dental crowns, bridges, and dental implants. At Fischl Dental Associates, we use the™ In-Office Mill from Glidewell, along with the iTero Element® digital scanner, to deliver the superior care for patients in the Evanston area.

What Is iTero?

The iTero scanner is an innovative 3D computer-imaging system used to digitally scan your teeth. This state-of-the-art technology allows our well-trained technicians to take 3D digital images of your mouth which eliminates the need for impressions.

The iTero works by emitting a radiation-free laser from the wand of the machine. The wand is easily and painlessly scanned over your whole mouth taking thousands of pictures per second to make an accurate digital 3D simulation of your teeth on a screen next to you. Once the scan is complete, it can be sent to a third-party lab, such as Invisalign®, or to our™ In-Office Mill to fabricate same-day crowns.

The Same-Day Crown Process

If you need a crown as part of your dental treatment, Dr. Paul Fischl or Dr. Marie Bradley Fischl will clean your teeth and use the iTero scanner to take images of your mouth. Next, this information is sent to our™ In-Office Mill. We will fine-tune the dimensions and color of your crown to ensure that it fits perfectly in your mouth, and the machine will trim a block of porcelain into the desired shape with laser precision. The™ technology allows our team to create lab-quality crowns in about 40 minutes. Once your crown is made, we’ll make sure it fits in seamlessly with the rest of your smile, and place it in your mouth.

The Uses of Same-Day Crowns

Same-day crowns are just as effective as traditional crowns made in a third-party lab. They’re a great restorative option if you have a damaged or infected tooth that needs to be repaired right away. Traditional crowns require molds of your teeth be sent to a third-party lab, where your prosthetics (such as an implant or crown) would be manufactured. This process could take weeks. The™ In-Office Mill combined with the iTero Element® digital scanner allow our doctors to create a dental prosthetic in just a single appointment, making your treatment faster and more effective.

Call Fisch Dental Associates for a Same-Day Crown!

If you are interested in learning more about our one-visit crown technology and its benefits, or if you think you may need a dental crown, bridge, or implant, this is the perfect time to get started with Fischl Dental Associates. Our practice is always accepting new patients and we will be happy to help you set up a consultation. Contact us now at (847) 448-1684 to get started, or drop by our office at 636 Church Street, Suite 200 W, Evanston, IL 60201.