A dental crown is a type of restoration that completely covers a tooth. Dental crowns are commonly used when teeth are damaged or decayed. They can also be used for aesthetic purposes, such as covering a severely discolored tooth. Dental crowns are made of a variety of materials, including porcelain, metal, and zirconium. Porcelain crowns tend to be the most popular due to their natural appearance.
What is a same-day crown?
A same-day crown is a permanent crown that is placed on the same day, so you don’t have to wait weeks for your crown. This is possible through the use of CEREC technology, which uses CAD/CAM to fabricate the crown in a very quick time span.
Same-day crowns are a cost-effective option for patients looking for a cosmetic restoration that can be completed in one visit. Same-day crowns, especially when compared to traditional crowns, are less expensive and don’t require multiple visits to the dentist’s office.
Differences between same-day crowns and traditional crowns
Same-day crowns are a type of crown that provides patients with a dental restoration in a single appointment. They are fabricated chairside in the dental office itself, thereby eliminating the need for temporary restorations, multiple visits to the dentist’s office, etc. Same-day crowns are an excellent option if you need to replace a damaged or missing tooth. A dental restoration like a crown is normally required after a large cavity or trauma, but same-day crowns can often help restore a tooth after a minor chip or crack.
Traditional crowns require at least two appointments. During the first appointment, your dentist will prepare the tooth for the crown. Once the tooth is prepared, an impression will be made of your tooth, and you will receive a temporary crown to use until your second appointment. At your second appointment, your dentist will place the permanent crown.
Advantages of same-day crowns
- Same-day crowns are fast, convenient, and effective.
- They are fabricated right in the dental office using CAD/CAM technology, eliminating the need for a temporary crown and a second dental visit.
- The scanning process before making the crown is done digitally, and the need for biting into a putty-like material is eliminated.
- Same-day crowns are just as strong, if not stronger, as conventional crowns.
- They provide exceptional durability and would last for many years.
Are same-day crowns more expensive than traditional crowns?
Yes, same-day crowns are a tad more expensive than traditional crowns. However, the price tag is worth the investment. Same-day crowns allow you to get the crown you need in just one appointment. They also eliminate the need for a temporary crown that is usually used while your permanent crown is being created.
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