Same-day crowns are a great way to address minor oral health and cosmetic complications in an effective and efficient manner. They can be used to treat a wide variety of issues, including chipped teeth, cracked teeth, teeth worn by teeth grinding and much more.
Questions to ask about Same-Day Crowns
Unlike traditional crowns, which may take two or more visits to complete, the entire process is finished on the first visit. It is helpful to have an understanding of exactly what same-day crowns are to make an informed decision on whether treatment is right for you. The following is everything to know, including how the process works and how to care for crowns long term.
How does the process work?
The first step in the same-day crowns process is to schedule an initial consultation with a dentist, who can conduct an oral examination and determine if crowns are the best form of treatment. The tooth receiving the crown is then prepared and any decay is removed. Afterward, the dentist uses a 3D model of the patient’s teeth to form the crown. Once the crown is prepared, it is placed on the very same day. With traditional dental crowns, a dental impression is taken and sent to the lab, which may take a week or more.
What are the benefits of same-day crowns?
There are many benefits same-day crowns have over traditional crowns and other forms of tooth restoration, including the following:
- Improved appearance
- Preserve tooth health
- Fast solution
- Painless procedure
- Comfortable fit
Same-day crowns work to improve both the health and aesthetic appearance of a natural tooth that may be damaged or severely weakened. Unlike traditional dental crowns, the process is completed in one day, which is a huge advantage for many patients. It is also non-invasive and incredibly durable.
How can I care for my same-day crowns?
To ensure your same-day crowns last for years without needing to be repaired or replaced, it is important to take proper care of them. First and foremost, it is important to practice good oral hygiene to avoid an oral infection or tooth decay on adjacent teeth. Also, be sure to avoid damage by wearing a mouth guard if you play a sport or grind teeth at night, and it is encouraged to avoid hard foods that may damage the same-day crowns.
What should I do to prepare for the procedure?
There is not much preparation needed before a same-day crowns appointment. Of course, it is always helpful to learn more about the process and discuss any questions or concerns you have with your dentist. On the day of the procedure, your dentist should guide you through each step of the process.
Talk to a dentist about same-day crowns
Dental crowns are often necessary to preserve the long-term health of a tooth and improve the appearance of a person’s smile. Here at our dental office, we offer same-day crowns, and we take pride in our great work. If you are interested in learning more about same-day crowns, consult with us today and schedule a time to come in for an initial consultation.
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