July 22, 2021
Dental crowns are great for protecting teeth that have been structurally compromised due to decay, an injury, or an accident. However, it isn’t always easy to make time in your schedule for multiple dental appointments. After all, you have so many things to do when it comes to your career, family, and more. Fortunately, same-day dental crowns are available and can save you the hassle of driving across town multiple times. Here are some interesting facts about them that you may not know.
They Only Take About Two Hours to Place
You can get a new dental crown in just one visit, and it won’t even be take very long. Traditional crowns take two to three visits over the course of several weeks to be made and placed. A same-day dental crown can be designed, milled, and placed in just about two hours. Your final restoration will be complete that quickly!
They Are Made of Porcelain
If you are worried that the shorter time is a result of cheaper material, you will be pleased to know that that is not the case. Same-day crowns are made out of the same durable porcelain that traditional lab-milled crowns are made from. They are able to withstand all of the same daily wear as your natural teeth.
Same-Day Crowns Appear Natural
Because they are made from the same material, same-day porcelain crowns are just as natural looking as traditional ones are. They are designed to be the exact same shape, size, and color needed to blend in with the rest of your smile. No one will even know that it isn’t your real tooth enamel.
Same-Day Crowns are More Comfortable
Because this type of crown only takes a single appointment to place, this cuts down on the time that you are sitting in the dental chair. This means one less time that you will need to deal with soreness or a numbing shot.
Same Maintenance Requirements as Traditional Crowns
You don’t need to worry about adding extra steps into your oral hygiene routine in order to get the results that you’re looking for. Same-day crowns require the same maintenance routine as traditional dental crowns. Continue to brush twice and floss once every single day. See your dentist every six months for regular cleanings and checkups.
Same-Day Dental Crowns Cost About the Same
Using more advanced technology may seem like they’d make procedures, like crown placement, more expensive, but same day crowns eliminate the need for your dentist to make you a temporary crown or send your impressions off to a lab. Ultimately, the cost of the two tend to be similar.
When it comes to repairing your smile, why wait when you don’t have to? Same-day dental crowns offer the same benefits in a small fraction of the time!
About the Author
Dr. James T. Sierra earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has taken over 1,200 hours of continuing education and has achieved the titles of Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He has served as a mentor at the Scottsdale Center and as a trainer and beta tester for CEREC CAD/CAM crowns and veneers. For more information on same-day dental crowns or to schedule an appointment at his office in Friendswood, visit his website or call (281) 482-2631.
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