Dental crowns are primarily used to hide and repair teeth that have been damaged in some way. This includes breaks, fractures, and splits that if left untreated, could end up in total tooth loss. Crowns fit right over the existing tooth, after some shaping, and do a great of job of matching the surrounding teeth.Metal…
What are Same Day Crowns?
Dental crowns are a secure way to fill any gaps in your teeth to help restore your confidence and start your smile makeover. If you have damaged or missing teeth, a crown can help maintain your tooth’s size, shape and function. In addition to making the tooth stronger and more presentable, it can also help you maintain a normal lifestyle when it comes to eating and drinking.
Advantages of same day crowns
There are generally two types of crowns: Traditional crowns and same day crowns. Thanks to technological advantages, a procedure that once took multiple doctor visits and several weeks can now be designed, fitted and completed in one visit. Same day crowns are more aesthetically pleasing and natural looking. They can consist of different materials, so your dentist will guide you on that matter.
Traditional crowns require several appointments over a few weeks. There might be a consultation involved as well while the lab creates your crown. As the name suggests, a same day crown takes no time at all to install. You can take less time off work and avoid sitting in traffic to see the dentist since you get it all in one visit.
Strength and material
Same day crowns are made with superior materials such as leucite-reinforced ceramic or porcelain-fused metal. This makes them stronger than traditional crowns. These materials also replicate your natural teeth. The dentist will match the color of your crown to nearby teeth. This allows your crown to blend in well and improve your smile instantly.
The process of installing a same day crown is quick and easy for patients. In the first stages, a camera is generally inserted to take a series of images of the tooth or teeth in question to pinpoint the problem. At this time, precise measurements are taken and will give the dentist the proper dimensions of the crown. The dentist can make the crown in-house, instead of sending these results to a lab and waiting for a few weeks. They use a high-tech machine to form a crown of ceramic or porcelain. After that, the dentist will bond the new crown to your tooth. You will look in a mirror and see the difference before you leave the office!
The entire process is faster than receiving traditional crowns without sacrificing quality.
To prevent damage to a crown, make sure to brush your teeth twice a day to remove any plaque buildup and bacteria. Avoid chewing hard foods or ice. Be sure to visit your dentist regularly for routine checkups and professional teeth cleaning.
Do you want a new smile?
From start to finish, the entire process of same day crowns generally takes less than two hours. You could be one quick and simple visit away from beginning your very own smile makeover.
Call our office to discuss your needs and see how same day crowns can improve your smile.
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