Same Day Crowns: A Closer Look For New Patients
Normally, obtaining a crown for a damaged or deteriorating tooth is a long process that involves several steps and possibly several days of wait time before you get your new tooth. A same day crown makes it possible for you to walk in to see a dentist and walk out with your new tooth already in place. If you have a dentist offering same day crowns and are anticipating your appointment, it is likely that you will have some questions about the process. Here are a few of the biggest questions about same day crowns and the answers you will want to know.
How is a same day crown any different from a regular dental crown?
The truth is, there is not a lot of difference in the process to get a same day crown. The only difference is the fact that you will not be sent home to wait for your permanent crown to be produced by a dental lab, as the crown will be made in the dental office while you are there. This eliminated the time-consuming process of being fitted with a temporary crown and then later refitted with the permanent crown when it is complete.
How is it possible for a dentist to create a permanent crown during your visit?
With advancements in dental technology, if a dentist has the right equipment in the office, along with the right skill, they can create the new tooth from a solid piece of ceramic while you wait. This happens using a machine that takes the direct measurement of the mouth and existing teeth and transforms it into an actual prosthetic from the ceramic using precise computer technology.
Besides the obvious benefit of less time to complete, what are the benefits of same day crowns?
Same day crowns allow you to skip the whole step of a temporary crown, which can be a pain to take care of and may be prone to dislodging with simple oral hygiene, such as flossing and brushing. Because whole steps are eliminated from the crowning process, such as multiple dental visits, you may even save some money to have a new same day crown placed.
To walk into a dentist office and walk out with a new crown in one visit is an ideal and logical choice for patients who need help with a damaged tooth. Talk to your dentist or Woodland Family Dental for more information about same day crowns.