How long does it take to get a Dental Crown?

How long does it take to get a Dental Crown?

Dr. Tom Meyer, cosmetic dentist in Mt Prospect, explains the process of getting a dental crown!

Your dentist gave you the news….you need a dental crown. The last time you had one, you had to wait for 2 weeks for the crown to be created in a lab and had the hassle of trying to chew with the temporary one. You have questions about crowns, such as, have crowns changed since you got your last one? How long does it take to get a dental crown? Are there differences in the quality of crowns? How do you find the right dentist to do your crown? Understandably, you are hesitating to get your crown because you want more clarity and answers to your questions.

Getting dental crowns at other dentists can be a long process with multiple visits, as well as inconvenient and uncomfortable. At Meyer Dental Group, we believe that getting a crown should be straight forward, pain free and with minimal appointments.

How can Meyer Dental Group help?

In your pursuit of a better quality of life, you deserve assistance from Dr. Tom Meyer who: 

  1. Has 25+ years of dental experience, including dental implant/dentures solutions
  2. Is a Mastership Member of the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics
  3. Is a Member of the American Dental Society 

Dr. Tom Meyer has enjoyed practicing dentistry in the Chicago area since 1993. He proudly continues to provide excellent care to the community as his father did the generation before him. With over 25 years experience as a dentist, he has treated hundreds of patients with safe crowns and uses the most cutting edge technology for diagnosis and treatments. 

Dental crowns are used to restore chipped, damaged, or missing teeth. They are also used when there is a dental emergency, a root canal, or when decay in a tooth has reached the point where there is more filling than tooth. Your tooth is reshaped to accept a crown which is a replica of your tooth that fits over what remains of your tooth, or they can be placed on a dental implant. Crowns can be made of metal, porcelain, resin or ceramic. At Meyer Dental Group, we only use the safest materials to provide strong quality crowns.

Meyer Dental Group in Mt. Prospect offers the “One-Day Crown”

Typically, dental crown treatment involves two visits for the patient. At the first appointment, the dentist obtains a mold of the tooth to send to the lab to create the crown, and then prepares the tooth for the crown. The patient is fitted with a temporary crown and usually returns two weeks later to receive the permanent crown.

The good news is that technological advances now make it possible for technologically advanced dentists to do your crown in one visit! As a Cerec-certified dentist, Dr. Meyer has the training, experience and the Cerec equipment to create the permanent crown in less time – and on the first visit! The one day crown (or same day crown) eliminates the need for a second visit and the challenges of sensitivity and poor chewing which can occur with the temporary crown in between visits all in Mt. Prospect.

Getting a crown at Meyer Dental Group:

  • no return visits for crown placements – walk in and walk out with it all complete
  • no getting numb (injections) again at a second visit
  • relaxation time in a massage chair while your crown is milling  🙂
  • no sensitive temporary crowns

The process is simple at Meyer Dental Group to get your one-day crown

  1. Let’s figure out what you need.
  2. Experience a quick and easy visit.
  3. Enjoy getting your new permanent crown on the same day!

Don’t waste your time any longer!

  • Stop hesitating to get the crown you know you need
  • Forget about waiting 2 weeks for your crown
  • Don’t worry about toxic materials
  • Avoid chewing on a temporary crown
  • Ditch the two-visit crown

Make the choice that puts you first!

  • Go ahead with getting your dental crown
  • Enjoy not waiting 2 weeks for a crown
  • Relax knowing your crown is safe
  • Chew right away on your permanent crown
  • Enjoy your same-day single visit crown

Trust Meyer Dental Group to give you fast, easy, and safe dental crown options!

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Team Members Share Their 2017 Dental Resolutions

Team Members Share Their 2017 Dental Resolutions

We can hardly believe that another year has passed, but we’re extremely excited for what 2017 has in store. We would love for you to get an insider’s look at what some of our team members are planning for the New Year.

Recently at our Des Plaines dental clinic, four of our lovely team members recorded a video outlining their New Year’s resolutions. Today, we will break down their goals and see why they’ve decided to strive for these particular dental resolutions.

4 MDG Team Members Share Their 2017 Dental Resolutions

We hope that by sharing these resolutions, the patients of our Des Plaines – Mount Prospect IL dental clinic will be inspired to make some dental resolutions of their own.

1. Kelly’s Dental Resolution: Mixing Oral Hygiene & Gratitude

“My dental resolution is to take 2 to 3 minutes during the day that I’m doing my rotary toothbrush and just be mindful of something that I’m grateful for…in the morning something I look forward to, and in the evening something that was good or grateful that happened during the day. So during the 2-3 mins I’m doing my rotary tooth brush, I’m going to take time out, destress and just be mindful of what I’m grateful for. Happy New Year!”

The resolution: Kelly’s main resolution is to reduce her stress. One of the ways she is going to do this is by doing some gratitude exercises while using her electric toothbrush. People tend to get bored while brushing their teeth, some multitask and others turn right to social media. For some reason, when we start brushing our teeth two to three minutes can seem like a lifetime. Kelly has a great idea: utilize those minutes by reflecting on what you’re thankful for and what you hope to achieve during the day.

Why this resolution is so important: Focusing on gratitude and staying positive relieves stress. This is important for everyone, but especially for people dealing with TMJ disorders. Stress causes tense muscles which can lead to horrible pain and headaches. Reducing stress means reduced pain.

2. Michele’s Dental Resolution: Cut Down On the Diet Soda

“My dental resolution for the year is to cut down on the diet soda that I drink – which is super acidic and not very good to my teeth.”

The resolution: Besides slowing down and finding the fun in each day, Michele is going to cut down on diet soda.

Why this resolution is so important: Most people recognize why it’s important to reduce sugary soda consumption: decay. Is diet soda a better alternative? Actually, it’s not. Soda of all kinds is extremely acidic. Acid causes erosion and leads to decay.

In fact, the Huffington Post published an article detailing a study that compared the effects of diet soda versus methamphetamines on the teeth. The study showed that it was difficult to distinguish the difference between “meth mouth” and “soda mouth.”

So, what should people drink? The best option is always going to be water. However, we understand that there are a lot of people who find water pretty boring. We recommend trying infusions of fresh cucumber slices or mint leaves. These taste great and won’t damage the teeth.

3. Mary’s Dental Resolution: Promote Overall Health by Removing Mercury Fillings

“After working at Meyer Dental Group for a year now and seeing the damage that mercury fillings can do to the tooth structure, my goal or new year’s resolution for 2017 is to have all my mercury fillings taken out and put white, tooth colored fillings so I can be my healthiest, this year for 2017.”

The resolution: Mary understands the damage mercury fillings can do to her teeth and overall health. That’s why she is going to have her old fillings replaced with tooth colored fillings.

Why this resolution is so important: Mercury is highly toxic. Even the World Health Organization recommends that dentists avoid using mercury fillings because of the damaging effect it has on the brain, kidneys, liver, and other vital organs. Every time a person chews or grinds their teeth who have silver fillings, a little bit of mercury is released into their bloodstream. To prevent the damaging effects of mercury, we only use tooth colored, composite filling materials in our Mount Prospect IL dentist office.

4. Shannon’s Dental Resolution: Protect Enamel by Reducing Coffee

“My dental new year resolution for 2017, is to decrease the amount of coffee that I drink on a daily basis. Not only does coffee stain the enamel of your teeth but it also can cause erosion, which can lead to sensitivity. So by decreasing the amount of coffee I drink on a daily basis, I will have healthier teeth, a brighter smile, and stronger enamel. Happy New Year!”

The resolution: Shannon wants super strong enamel and a beautiful, bright smile. The best way to do this: cut down on coffee.

Why this resolution is so important: The tannins in coffee are sticky and adhere to the teeth, staining the enamel. According to, it only takes one cup of coffee each day to stain the teeth. Coffee is also acidic that it can cause enamel erosion resulting in more sensitive teeth.

How Your Des Plaines IL Dentist Can Help You Achieve Your 2017 Dental Resolutions

We were completely inspired by our Des Plaines – Mount Prospect dental clinic team, and we thank them for sharing their goals with us. We’re sure that hearing these women discuss their goals will move you to set some dental resolutions, too, like seeing your Des Plaines – Mount Prospect IL dentist, Dr. Tom Meyer regularly.
Dental clinic des plaines share their New Year's ResolutionsWhatever your goals may be, at Meyer Dental we’re positive that we can help you achieve them. Contact us for a dental examination. We will create a comprehensive treatment plan to help you reach all of your 2017 dental resolutions.

We would love to help you reach your dental goals. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Together we can make 2017 your best dental year ever!

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