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Finally, a more affordable dental crown! Best of all, it’s done in only one appointment.

Find an OVC provider near you

Finally, a more affordable dental crown! Best of all, it’s done in only one appointment.

Find an OVC provider near you

Natural looking, tooth coloured crowns – to make your tooth strong again.

Times have changed. You no longer need to struggle to fit multiple dentist appointments into your busy schedule. Nor do you need to break the bank when deciding to get a dental crown.

Innovative dental technologies like the One Visit Crown (OVC) are revolutionising dentistry as we know it. First launched in 2013 and currently offered by many dentists, the OVC has been described as “a dentistry game-changer”.

Why the One Visit Dental Crown is right for you:

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What is a dental crown (also known as a tooth cap)?

Dental crowns have many benefits and functions, including restoring fractured teeth, covering dental implants, strengthening root canal treated teeth and replacing discoloured teeth. Read about the different types of dental crowns here.

Dental crowns provide a way to future-proof your teeth, protecting weak teeth from fracturing – giving you a stronger, healthier and better-looking smile.

When is a crown required?

  • Heavily filled, weak or cracked teeth. Large fillings fill the void but don’t reinforce the healthy tooth structure. Cracks can spread from the corners which can lead to cusp breakage.
  • Severely decayed teeth. If your nerve is still alive, the priority is to protect it from further injury and exposure. If the nerve dies, you are likely to develop a serious toothache and abscess.
  • Root filled with little remaining tooth. After you get a root canal it is vital to protect your tooth from breakage and reinfection.

How the One Visit Dental Crown (OVC) works

Traditional dental crowns are completed in multiple appointments. Your initial consultation will be used to determine whether you need a crown. At your first procedural appointment, your tooth will be prepared, which involves drilling away the decay. The dentist will take an impression of your prepared tooth, and they will fit a temporary crown. You will then need to return in another couple of weeks to get your permanent crown bonded into place.

The OVC One Visit Dental Crown is more affordable as the procedure is more efficient. Your dentist uses the initial consultation appointment to take an impression of your tooth – as it is, with no drilling at this point. This is then sent to our laboratory, where our lab technician custom-makes an OVC based off your tooth impression and sends it back to your dentist. The dentist then prepares the tooth and places the OVC in one procedure, which considerably reduces treatment time and eliminates the need for temporary crowns, and repeat visits.

Don’t just take our word for it – here’s what our dentist customers are saying.

One Visit Dental Crown FAQs

On the market for over 5 years, the One Visit Crown is showing little wear after this time. We are confident it can last 10-15 years, depending on the condition of the tooth. Because this is new technology, we have not had enough time to do long term studies but the material it is made from has been on the market for some time and shows very good longevity.

The dentist takes an impression of the un-prepared tooth at the consulation appointment and sends this to our laboratory. The lab sizes up the OVC from the impression and adjusts the OVC to fit your tooth. The dentist then prepares your tooth and fits the OVC in the same appointment. The procedure is no more invasive than a filling and takes less than an hour. It is all done in one appointment, unlike regular crowns which usually require 2 visits, so you don’t need to go back to the dentist for repeat visits.

To book an assessment to see if the OVC is the right treatment for you, simply visit our find a provider page and search for a local OVC provider.

Most dentists offer the One Visit Dental Crown at a great price as it can be completed in half the time of a traditional crown and in one single visit. Each dentist sets their own price for the OVC so it is best to check directly with your dentist.

The One Visit Crown is only for premolar and molar teeth (back teeth). It isn’t for front teeth.

Types of dental crowns and alternatives

Get a One Visit Dental Crown (OVC) assessment – talk to a dentist near you.

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