Same-day crowns are a restorative dental treatment of placing dental crowns that can be completed within a single visit. Traditionally, dental crowns usually take two appointments to complete: one for the preparation and placement of the crown and another to cement the crown in place. With same-day crowns, patients can skip the second appointment and have their crowns placed, adjusted, and ready to be placed the same day.
Same-day crowns are made of a dental-grade ceramic material. These crowns are shaped and shaded to look completely natural, just like the teeth that sit below them. Preparing the damaged tooth for a crown involves removing tooth decay and reshaping the tooth for the crown. Then, a mold of the tooth is taken, and a computer helps design the crown. The key to same-day crowns is that the crown can be designed and milled in the office on the same day.
How Are Same-Day Crowns Made?
Same-day crowns are customized to the specific shape, size, and color of the affected tooth. They are milled out of a solid block of ceramic, making them strong, durable, and esthetically pleasing.
Why Are Same-Day Crowns Used?
Same-day crowns are a great option when a damaged tooth needs repair. They’re also a great choice for cosmetically enhancing the patient’s smile. Crowns can be made of porcelain, ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, or metal alloys. Your dental professional can help you choose which material is best for your teeth.
Benefits of Same-Day Crowns
Same-day crowns are a quick and effective way to restore your tooth back to its natural appearance and function.
Same-day crowns are much quicker than traditional crowns. You’ll get the restoration of your tooth in the dental chair instead of waiting for weeks for a crown to be created at a dental lab.
Same-day crowns are made from high-quality porcelain. Porcelain is stain-resistant, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about your crown changing color. Porcelain is also durable, allowing you to enjoy years of use from your new crown.
Same-Day Crowns vs. Traditional Crowns
The traditional dental crown process takes two dental visits. During the first visit, the dentist takes an impression of your tooth, and the impression is sent to a lab where your crown is created. At your second appointment, the dentist places the crown and adjusts it to ensure it fits.
Same-day crowns, on the other hand, are crowns made directly in our office. There’s no waiting for a lab to create a custom crown. Instead, the crown is created in office and can be placed on the same day.
Contact Dr. Todd Curley, DDS, at (951) 698-6220 for inquiries or to book an appointment. Visit us at 39755 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd., Ste. D110, Murrieta, CA 92563 for the best dental treatments.