Dental crowns are an excellent option for protecting and restoring teeth that have been structurally compromised due to decay, an injury, or an accident. However, this isn’t always easy to make time in your schedule for multiple appointments over several weeks. After all, you live a busy life. The good news is that same-day dental crowns are available and can save you the hassle of driving down to the dental office multiple times. Continue reading to learn a few facts about them.
They Only Take Two Hours to Place!
You can get a new dental crown in just one visit, and it won’t even take a ridiculous amount of time. Traditional crowns can 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 dental restoration will be complete!
They’re Made from Porcelain
If you’re worried about a shorter time meaning cheaper material, you’ll be relieved to know that this isn’t true at all. Same-day crowns are made out of the same durable porcelain that traditional lab-milled crowns are made from. They’re about to withstand all of the same daily wear as your natural teeth.
Same-Day Dental Crowns Look Natural
Since they’re made from the same material, same-day dental crowns are just as natural looking as traditional ones. They are carefully 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.
Getting a Same-Day Dental Crown Is More Comfortable
Because this type of crown only takes a single appointment to place, this will cut 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
You don’t have to worry about adding extra steps to your daily oral hygiene routine. Same-day dental crowns require the same maintenance routine as traditional ones. Continue to brush twice and floss once every day. See your dentist every six months for regular cleaning and checkups.
Same-Day Dental Crowns Cost Nearly the Same
Using more advanced technology may seem like they’d make procedures, like crown placement, more expensive. However, they eliminate the need for your dentist to make you a temporary crown or send your impressions off to a lab. In the end, the cost of the two tend to be similar.
When it comes to restoring the health of your smile, why should you wait if you don’t have to? Same-day dental crowns offer all the same benefits in a fraction of the time!
About the Author
Dr. Ben Tindal earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida and continued his education with a three-year residency at the same university where he obtained his master’s degree and certificate in prosthodontics. Currently, he is a proud member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and several other professional organizations. For more information about same day dental crowns or to schedule an appointment at his office in Sarasota, visit his website or call (941) 225-2520.