Placing a dental crown traditionally takes multiple visits – one to design your crown and another to place it once it’s been crafted. With a same-day crown, you can enjoy your brand new crown after just a single visit.
What Are Same-Day Crowns?
The point of a dental crown is to restore and strengthen a damaged or compromised tooth. By having your crown designed and placed in just a single day, we can eliminate your risks of experiencing further tooth damage between visits. Every same-day crown is created from highly precise, digitally captured 3D images and measurements of your tooth. These measurements are sent to an onsite milling machine, which prints your crown in the same office. Because the process is digital, we can also show you how your smile will look with your customized crown before the treatment begins.
What Are the Benefits of Same-Day Crowns?
Besides restoring and saving your tooth faster, same-day crowns are also specially designed to closely mimic every aspect of your tooth’s healthy appearance. For instance, the porcelain matches your tooth color and is custom-tinted to the exact shade. It’s also semi-translucent and can reflect light just like natural tooth enamel, ensuring the most lifelike results. In addition to improving your long-term oral health, this means your same-day crown can also significantly improve your smile’s overall appearance.
Do You Make a Good Candidate?
If you need a crown because your tooth has fractured or broken, or you’ve recently received root canal treatment, then you may be a good candidate for a same-day dental crown. Your dentist will carefully examine your oral health to ensure that no other issues are present, such as tooth decay or gum disease, that may need to be addressed first.