Dental crowns are typically the best option when you have a tooth that’s cracked or damaged, but they can also be used to protect teeth from further damage and decay. Most patients who receive a root canal also get a dental crown to protect the weakened tooth. Additionally, dental crowns provide structure and protection in dental bridges and implants.
The dental professionals at A Smiling Heart Dentistry want you to receive the care you need along with the ability to return to your regular life as quickly as possible. That’s why they offer same-day dental crowns, allowing you to restore your beautiful smile in as little as two hours.
Traditional dental crowns require a two-week waiting period between appointments, during which the permanent crown is being created. Same-day crowns can be made and placed all in one day.
The other notable difference between same-day crowns and traditional dental crowns is materials. While traditional crowns are typically created using metal or porcelain, same-day crowns are made using ceramic materials.
While many dental procedures have a bad reputation for being painful and lengthy, new technology has shifted to ensure that patients experience far less pain than in the past.
At A Smiling Heart Dentistry, your comfort is the top priority, and they use the best methodologies to keep you safe, comfortable, and relaxed throughout your treatment.
When you come in for your same-day crown, first the treatment area is numbed with local anesthesia. Then, your tooth is shaped to fit the crown and to remove any decay and damaged portions of the tooth.
Next, a digital instrument makes oral impressions — without any putty or trays. Instead, the advanced technology of the digital instrument quickly and accurately delivers 3D imaging of your teeth.
Then, you’ll skip the step of the awkward temporary crown and instead relax in your chair as the milling machine carves your crown. The process of milling your crown only takes 15-20 minutes.
When the crown is complete, your dentist applies shading and polishing to ensure your crown perfectly matches the surrounding teeth before applying the crown to the prepared tooth. Same-day crowns usually require no adjustment — achieving a perfect fit the first time.
To find out if you’re a candidate for same-day crowns, call the practice or schedule an appointment online today.