Crowned In A Day? A Closer Look At Same-Day Dental Crowns

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If you have a tooth that has a healthy root but it is starting to deteriorate or is damaged above the gum line, a crown is the most feasible option. However, obtaining a crown is no simple process. Your tooth first has to be prepared with drilling and a custom crown will then be made to situate atop the existing tooth. The process can mean several visits to the dentist and a waiting period of two weeks while your permanent crown is being made. Same-day crowns are a more modern approach to dental crowns and could be a better option if you need a crown on one of your teeth.

How are dentists able to offer crowns in one day?

Dentists are only able to offer crown in their office on the same day if they have the equipment to form the crowns themselves. The equipment is a high-tech milling machine which uses x-ray images and digital snapshots input by the dentist to form and shape a crown through a milling process. If you have an appointment for a same-day crown, your dentist will assess the tooth and then use radiological equipment to take several images of the tooth. You will then be asked to wait until the crown is complete and it will be applied to your tooth shortly after.

Are the same-day crowns as resilient as traditional crowns?

Same-day crowns are created with the same basic materials as traditional crowns. Therefore, the materials used will probably last just as long. The main difference between same-day crowns and traditional crowns is in the process in which the crowns are formed. Traditional crowns are formed in a lab with a more accurate and precise approach, so they are often more aesthetically formed.

Are same-day crowns ideal for all patients?

Same-day crowns are a valuable option for some patients who must have a simple crown on one of their teeth. However, not every case in which a dentist recommends a crown will be fitting for the same-day crowning treatment. Some patients will have a tooth which requires a higher degree of fabrication attention in a lab. For example, if one of the front teeth is need of a crown, your dentist may recommend a traditional crown created in a dental lab because the tooth needs to be aesthetically perfected. Additionally, if you have several teeth that need to be crowned with a bridge, lab crown creation may be recommended.

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Hi, my name is Kevin Nelson and I want to tell you about my experience. I had a painful tooth so I went to see my dentist. After the examination, he said that I needed to have a root canal to save the tooth. I told the dentist to just pull the tooth instead and then he explained why that wasn't a good idea. He said that pulling the tooth would cause additional problems and then he told me what could happen. I didn't want any more problems, so the dentist did the root canal and I'm glad that he did. I wanted to write a blog to tell others about the benefits of a root canal and what to expect during the procedure. I hope that by getting the word out, other people won't make the same mistake that I almost did by getting a perfectly good tooth pulled.