Same-day crowns are an excellent option for patients who want their crowns placed as quickly as possible. Same-day crowns are a very popular treatment for those who require cosmetic dental work. At Kiley A. Smith, DDS, this treatment uses advanced CAD/CAM technology and takes an accurate digital impression of your teeth. The CEREC milling unit quickly manufactures your crown, and your restoration will be ready for you before you leave our office.
Why Might I Need Same-Day Crowns?
Sometimes called "same day" or "same visit" crowns, same-day crowns are custom-made, tooth-colored crowns. Unlike other restorative treatments, such as fillings or dental bridges, which 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 right in the dental chair, often in only one appointment. Traditional crowns can take up to two weeks to make, so you have to wait to have your permanent crown placed.
Same-day dental crowns look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. They are made of robust and durable porcelain color-matched to existing teeth.
Same-Day Crowns Procedure
Same-day dental crowns allow your dentist to provide 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 your 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 missing one or more teeth. Same-day crowns allow patients to receive one 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 those concerned about disturbing their smile's aesthetics.
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 can look just like a natural tooth. Same-day crowns, called CEREC crowns, require the same care as traditional crowns. You should brush and floss your teeth normally and keep up with your dental visits for checkups and professional cleanings. Some dental issues, such as periodontal disease, may be first noticed by your dentist. Avoid chewing hard foods that 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.