The majority of patients already know what crowns are or at least what they’re used for. Crowns are used to repair a tooth or strengthen it. Crowns can take multiple visits since they have to be perfectly matched to your teeth. This often means an impression of your teeth is made, then sent off to a lab for the crown to be fashioned just for your mouth. However, same-day crowns are just as they sound, crowns that can be accomplished in one visit. Here are the benefits of receiving a same-day crown as opposed to the traditional crown.
It Only Takes One Visit
As the name of the crown suggests, a same-day crown only takes one visit. This means you don’t have to visit the dentist multiple times before you finally have a crown in place. This means you won’t have to skip work, have the kids skip school, etc. for a dental visit.
Have a New Smile the Same Day
The worst part about having to wait for issues to be fixed is a pain, being uncomfortable, and often times the appearance. No one wants to sit around in pain, feeling uncomfortable with their smile, waiting for a crown to be fashioned for their tooth. Same day crowns are done the same-day. Instead of a mold being taken of your mouth, a special image is captured. From the image, a crown is fashioned right there in the dental office and it’s then cemented to your tooth. This means patients won’t have to walk around with an unappealing tooth that’s also uncomfortable.
No Temporary Crowns Needed
Often times, when someone needs a crown, they may be given temporary crowns to hold them over until the real one can be fashioned. However, temporary crowns aren’t as easy to go about normal life with but, neither is a tooth needing a crown in the first place. However, with same-day crowns, there’s no need for temporary crowns, and there’s definitely no need to limit your daily activities due to needing dental work done.
No Need to Worry About Strength
One of the number one questions asked concerning same-day crowns is if they are as strong as traditional crowns. Same-day crowns are crafted on a CEREC machine which creates the crown in under an hour within the dental office. The strength of the crown is the same as a traditional crown and holds up to daily wear and pressure fabulously. There’s no need to worry about a same-day crown being weaker, as it’s built with durability and long-term use in mind.
If you don’t have time to go back and forth to the dentist multiple times just to get a crown, a same-day crown is most likely your best answer. As always, talk with your dental professional about the best options concerning your specific circumstances.