Same Day Crowns

  • Quick treatment in just two hours!
  • No need for temporary crowns
  • No messy impression material
  • Precise and accurate fit for maximum comfort
  • High-quality ceramic material for a natural-looking smile
  • The best long-lasting solution for a damaged tooth
  • Costs start at $1450

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a perfectly customised ceramic cap that is cemented onto a tooth to bring it back to its normal size, shape, strength, and look after it has become damaged or cracked. Dental crowns have become the number one solution used by dentists to protect weak and damaged teeth, to support a tooth that has a large filling or to give strength back to a tooth after root canal treatment.  Dental crowns can also be used to improve the appearance of discoloured or misshapen teeth, giving you a natural-looking and confident smile. 

What’s involved in a same day dental crown visit?

Getting a same day ceramic dental crown is a simple and extremely convenient and pain free process. First, Dr Hess will prepare your tooth by removing any decay and shaping it for your custom made crown. Then, instead of taking a messy impression of your teeth, a digital scanner will capture precise images of your tooth in seconds. Using these images, our team will design your new crown on a computer, making sure it matches perfectly with your other teeth. Once the design is complete, our in-house advanced crown making technology will create the crown from a solid block of ceramic in less than 30 minutes. The last step is bonding your new dental crown to your tooth, ensuring a comfortable and natural fit. All of this can be done in a single visit, giving you a beautiful, healthy and strong smile in just two hours! 

The risks of not crowning a damaged tooth

Not getting a damaged or root treated tooth crowned can lead to a number of risks and complications. The tooth may become more fragile and susceptible to fractures, which can result in further decay or infection. A tooth that has undergone root canal treatment is at most risk of breaking beyond repair due to the lack of internal tooth structure following treatment to remove the nerve. Additionally, without a crown to protect the tooth, a tooth may shift or become misaligned, leading to bite problems and other dental issues. Ignoring the need for a dental crown can result in more extensive and costly dental work down the line, so it's important to address any damaged teeth with a strong long-term solution.

How long do dental crowns last?

The lifespan of a dental crown can vary depending on several factors, such as the type of material used, your oral hygiene habits, and your overall health. On average, dental crowns can last between 5 and 15 years with proper care and maintenance. 

At Bespoke Smiles Wanaka, we use the highest quality products and ensure your crown is the perfect fit to minimise the risk of bacteria and debris from attacking the tooth underneath.  We inspect the health and reliability of your crown when you visit for your regular check-up and clean appointments.  

Payment options available

We offer a wider range of interest-free payment options to suit any budget and we offer free check-ups and cleans for teen orthodontic patients*. Individual service costs may vary. Costs can be found on our Services pages.


Learn more about dental conditions and treatments with Bespoke Smiles Wanaka.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a type of tooth-shaped cap that covers a damaged or weakened tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance.

Why might I need a dental crown?

You may need a dental crown if you have a tooth that is cracked, broken, severely decayed, or weakened by a large filling, root canal treatment, or other dental procedure.

What types of dental crowns are available?

Dental crowns can be made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal, and composite resin. The Bespoke Smiles Wanaka team will help you choose the type of crown that is best for your needs and budget.

Is getting a dental crown painful?

Getting a dental crown is just like getting a filing done. We use lots of numbing gel and place local anesthesia to ensure there is no discomfort or sensitivity during the entire visit.  You may experience some slight sensitivity to temperature afterwards but in most cases this is minimal and gone within a few days.  

Can I eat normally with a dental crown?

Absolutely! Once your dental crown is placed, and the numbness has completely gone, you will be able to eat and chew normally. However, we do recommended that you avoid chewing on hard or sticky foods that can damage or dislodge the crown.

How do I care for my dental crown?

To maintain the longevity of your dental crown, it's important to practice good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting our team regularly for a review of the crown, a general check-up and a clean. You should also avoid chewing on hard objects, grinding your teeth, or using your teeth in a way that might chip the ceramic.