Some people know the unfortunate experience of breaking a tooth the day before a big event. Most would panic, afraid they’ll have to attend their wedding or important interview with a gaping hole in their smile. However, if your dentist has the right technology, they’ll be able to offer you a same-day tooth replacement and salvage your grin. Patients no longer have to schedule multiple visits to have a single dental crown placed. Temporary crowns are becoming a thing of the past; with technological advances, your dentist can complete the entire crown procedure and permanently cement it within a few hours. Please keep reading to learn more about same-day dental crowns.
What Is a Same-Day Dental Crown?
As the name implies, a same-day dental crown is made and placed in your mouth in a single appointment. This procedure is possible due to a technology called CAD/CAM that allows the dentist to create a custom crown digitally within minutes.
Not every dental office has this advanced technology, but you can find it at Diana Rodriguez & Associates in Union City.
How They Are Made
Same-day dental crowns are made directly in the dental office using computerized technology. The tooth or teeth being treated are shaped to prepare the tooth for the crown. Using a computer, the dentist creates a customized digital impression.
The impression is sent to a milling machine that carves out the tooth’s shape in a ceramic block. Typically, in less than two hours and a single appointment, the patient’s tooth transforms from damaged or decayed to fully functional.
How Long Does It Take?
Conventional dental crowns require a minimum of two appointments. But same-day dental crowns are much quicker because it is made right in the dental office.
These appointments will take several hours since the crown must be designed and milled by a machine in the dental laboratory. When you schedule your appointment, the dentist will let you know how long you can expect to be in the office.
Benefits of CAD/CAM Crown Technology
Same-day crowns are a quick and convenient alternative to the drawn-out traditional dental crowns. But that’s not the only benefit. Other advantages to this technology include:
- More comfortable process
- Natural appearance
- Restored function
- Lower risk of injury to your adjacent teeth and structures
- More accurate fit
Same-day crowns are made from a durable material designed to last a long time.
Caring for a Same-Day Dental Crown
Caring for a same-day dental crown is the same as a traditional dental crown or your natural teeth. Brush and floss daily and make it a point to avoid sticky junk food. Schedule regular dental appointments for routine cleanings and exams to help keep your oral health in tip-top shape.
Schedule Your Same-Day Dental Crown in Union City
Do you need a new dental crown? Schedule your free consultation with Diana Rodriguez & Associates to learn more about our same-day dental crowns.
We can also take care of missing teeth promptly with temporary replacements. If you visit our office with a missing tooth, you’ll leave with a replacement the same day. It may be temporary, but your function and confidence will be restored.