Same-day crowns are an excellent option for patients who require cosmetic dental work and want their crowns placed as quickly as possible. At Kiley A. Smith, DDS, we use advanced CAD/CAM technology to take precise digital impressions of your teeth and a CEREC milling unit to quickly manufacture your crown. With this technology, your restoration will be ready for you before you leave our office.
Why Might I Need a Same-Day Crown?
Sometimes called "same-visit" crowns, same-day crowns are custom-made, tooth-colored crowns. Unlike traditional crowns that require multiple visits to the dentist, same-day crowns can be completed in only one appointment.
Same-Day Crowns vs. Traditional Crowns
Same-day crowns can be made and placed in only one appointment. Traditional crowns can take up to two weeks to make and require the placement of a temporary crown while you wait to have your permanent crown manufactured.
Same-day dental crowns look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. They are made from robust and durable porcelain and color-matched to existing teeth.
Same-Day Crowns Procedure
Same-day dental crown technology allows our dentist in Temple, TX, to provide a crown restoration on the same day you need one. This eliminates the need to make another appointment and cuts down on the number of visits to the dentist.
After our dentist takes impressions of your teeth, they will use CEREC technology to create and place your restoration. CEREC same-day dental crowns can be made in just 1-2 hours.
The Benefits of Same-Day Crowns
Same-day crowns are appropriate for patients with missing or damaged teeth. They allow patients to restore their smiles in one quick procedure with less anesthetic exposure and a more straightforward recovery process.
The main advantage of a same-day crown is that the process can be completed in a single appointment. This is especially helpful for patients concerned about their smile's aesthetics who want to restore it as soon as possible.
How Do I Care For My Same-Day Crown?
Your same-day crown is custom-made to fit your smile. It’s strong, durable, and looks just like a natural tooth. Same-day crowns, called CEREC crowns, require the same care as traditional crowns or natural teeth.
You should brush and floss your teeth normally and keep up with your dental visits for checkups and professional cleanings. You should also avoid chewing hard foods that can chip, crack, or damage your crown.
To discover more about the advantages of same-day crowns, visit Kiley A. Smith, DDS, at 1005 Marlandwood Rd Suite 104, Temple 76502, or call (254) 791-1010.