With same-day technology, you can have a new crown in one visit to your dentist. We’ll weigh the pros and cons and ask, “Are same-day crowns the best option for you?”
New advancements in technology have made it possible for dentists to offer same-day crowns to their patients instead of undertaking the lengthy process of creating a traditional crown. In both the same-day and traditional procedures, crowns are made to fit over what remains of an existing, damaged tooth and are often tinted to blend in with healthy surrounding teeth.
To obtain a traditional crown, you may have to return to your dentist for the placement of the final crown. Same-day crowns are those that are manufactured on site and seated immediately to repair a damaged tooth. State-of-the-art E4D technology allows the dentist to fabricate the crown on the premises and seat it within a matter of hours. But as in any dental procedure, there are pros and cons associated with the results you will see with same-day crowns:
- Convenience: With E4D technology, one appointment is all that is necessary and the procedure can sometimes be worked in with any other dental work you are having. Once an appointment has been scheduled, the procedure can be completed within a few hours. This eliminates the need for multiple appointments and does away with the need for a temporary crown used in the traditional method.
- Appearance: Your new crown is designed using a three-dimensional view of the tooth that is being repaired. Therefore, it is manufactured to have the same color, size, and shape as the original tooth, allowing it to blend in nicely with the teeth that surround it.
- Indications: Not all teeth are able to be restored with a same day crown. Ask your dentist.
- Time: The first appointment may be about 30 minutes longer, but the second appointment will be eliminated.
Same day crowns can be a lifesaver for someone with a busy schedule or low pain tolerance. Same-day crowns can last for many years if you take proper care of your teeth and your overall general health. Following your dentist’s orders after having any dental procedure is imperative if the results are expected to last for any length of time. If you have any questions, please contact us to learn more about the benefits of same-day crowns. We are available to help you make the best informed decision for you, and to schedule your same-day crown appointment call (501) 683-8886.