If you’ve ever needed a dental crown, you know the process can take several appointments, but now there’s a faster way to get the restoration you need. Same-day dental crowns can save time and money, but it’s normal to have a few concerns when choosing something different from what you’re used to. Besides offering quicker results, here are 4 things you may not know about same-day crowns.
1. Less Room for Errors
The traditional process of getting a crown requires a messy impression material to be held in the mouth for several minutes. The slightest movement can cause major miscalculations, which can affect the fit of your permanent crown.
Same-day restorations eliminate any room for errors because a digital impression is used to get the information necessary. The scan integrates with state-of-the-art software to create the specifications for your restoration, which is sent to an in-office milling machine. Your crown is cut from a single block of all-ceramic material for the utmost precision.
2. Designed to Last
Although a crown is made in less than an hour, it doesn’t compromise the quality or lifespan of the restoration. On average, a crown needs to be replaced about every 10 years, but it’s not unusual for them to last for much longer.
Various factors affect the life expectancy of a crown like the materials used. You can promote the life expectancy of your restoration with good oral hygiene habits at home and regular care from your dentist.
3. A Temporary Restoration Isn’t Needed
Since everything is done during one appointment, you won’t need to deal with the hassle of a temporary restoration. After your tooth has been prepared, your restoration will be ready in about an hour. You won’t have to watch what you eat or come back for a second appointment.
4. Look and Feel Natural
Your crown will be made of all-ceramic material that’s customized to match the appearance of your real teeth. It will blend in with your smile, so only a trained dental professional will know it’s there. Not only will it look natural, but it will fit over your tooth like a glove. It may take a few days to adjust to it, but it will feel just like a real tooth in no time.
Dentistry undergoes continual improvements to enhance the care you receive. Same-day crowns have revolutionized the process of getting high-quality restorations. Your dentist will explain the procedure and address any concerns to feel confident in the choice you’re making for your smile. If you need a dental crown, experience the difference today with same-day dentistry.
About Dr. Scott Wehrkamp
Dr. Wehrkamp earned his dental degree from Loyola University Chicago School and Dentistry and has regularly completed continuing education in advanced services, like cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and dental implants. He combines his education with the latest technologies and techniques to deliver superior dental care. If you need a crown, contact our office today to request an appointment.