Same Day Crowns
Newport Beach, CA
Modern life can be busy and fast-paced. Between work, juggling your kids’ schedules, and your commitments, it is easy to feel like you don’t have time to catch your breath. It can be difficult to find the time for dental crown treatment, which usually requires at least two appointments over several weeks. However, with an advance in dental technology, treatments such as dental crowns are very simple, fast, and convenient. Same day crowns can cut down the time you will spend visiting the dental office by half. Here are the benefits of same-day crowns to help you decide if they are suitable for you.
Same Day Crowns Are Convenient and Save Time
With traditional porcelain crowns, it typically takes a minimum of two appointments over several weeks to receive the final crown. The first appointment involves preparing the tooth and placement of a temporary crown. The permanent crown is then made at an external lab and requires a second appointment for cementing. Nevertheless, same day crowns are designed and milled in-office, resulting in just one appointment which only takes about two hours. This process is convenient and will save you more time.
No Temporary Crown
With traditional crowns, you need to wear a temporary crown before placing the permanent crown to protect your damaged tooth, which means there is a delay between when you leave the dentist and when you get your final crown. However, temporary crowns are not designed to fit perfectly or look natural, which can be unattractive and uncomfortable. With same day crowns, you can avoid wearing temporary crowns altogether and leave the dentist with the final crown in place.
No Dental Putty
One main advantage of having same day crowns is that they eradicate the need for dental putty, which is commonly used in the process of creating traditional crowns. This technology depends on digital mapping instead of manual impressions, meaning you don't have to endure the unpleasant sensation and taste of dental putty in your mouth. Moreover, you don't have to wait for the putty to set before it is removed, as is required with traditional crowns. Overall, the use of digital mapping in the creation of same day crowns makes the process more comfortable and efficient for the patient.
They’re Durable, Reliable, and Safe
There are different types of dental crowns including porcelain and ceramic same day crowns. These materials are very similar to natural teeth and are aesthetically appealing. Other benefits of ceramic crowns include safety, reliability, are durable and able to last for many years.
Made to Fit Your Mouth Perfectly
To ensure the health of your bite and tooth, your crown must fit accurately on the affected tooth. While lab-created crowns and traditional dental impressions are prone to human error, same day crowns are made using CEREC's digital technology. This allows for the creation of crowns with a consistently accurate fit. If you are interested in finding out whether same day crowns are the ideal option for you, please contact Enamel General and Cosmetic Dentistry for a consultation with one of our experienced dentists. To request an appointment with our dentist, call us at 949-991-2499.