Dental crowns are one of the most common restorative dental procedures in the world, with countless being placed into the mouths of patients every single day. These effective solutions restore the strength and appearance of a tooth that has been adversely affected by damage or decay. Some of the most common reasons for us to recommend a dental crown include:
Severe erosion to teeth
Teeth that are cracked or chipped
Teeth that are misshapen
A weakened tooth
A tooth that is badly discolored or stained and is causing you to feel embarrassed about the appearance of your smile
In the past, there only used to be one option for dental crowns. However, today there are a number of different solutions to choose from. One of the most popular is known as a same-day crown. Also sometimes known as single day crowns, same-day crowns enable patients to experience all of the benefits of a conventional dental crown, but in just one visit to our offices.
How are same-day crowns different from regular crowns?
Conventional crowns require patients to attend two appointments. The first is used to prepare the tooth to receive the crown and take impressions which will be used to create it. You will then be fitted with a temporary crown whilst your custom-designed version is created. Around a week to ten days later, your crown will be ready and placed.
Fortunately, with same-day dental crowns, the entire process is compressed into just a single appointment. This is made possible thanks to revolutionary CAD-CAM technology. Firstly, a special 3D camera takes high-resolution high-speed images of your mouth and tooth. This is done in place of conventional putty impressions, keeping the process much cleaner and more pleasant for the patient. The images, which offer superior accuracy compared to impressions, are then used to create your crown, which is milled on-site while you wait in our comfortable, modern offices.
Once ready, you will simply come back into the treatment room so that we can check that the fit is perfect, before it is secured permanently in place. You can leave a short while later with the function and appearance of your smile fully restored.
Key benefits of same-day crowns
When you opt for a same-day crown, you will experience a range of valuable benefits, which include:
No delay in your treatment. We understand that time is precious and in fitting a crown in just one appointment, we won’t take up any more of your schedule than is absolutely necessary.
Restore your smile in time for a special event. Since there is no need to wait, you can have your crown placed quickly and in time for any short-notice events.
No compromise on the quality of your restoration. Same-day doesn’t mean rushed workmanship – quite the opposite. Same-day crowns are made from the highest quality materials and designed and executed with superior precision.
An exemplary patient experience. The entire appointment is carried out at our modern, comfortable facility using the latest technology. There is no need for messy impressions or uncomfortable temporary restorations.
A same-day crown can transform your teeth in just a few short hours. To schedule an appointment to discuss your suitability for this procedure, please call our Queens Creek, AZ dental care center today on 480.712.8580.