What to Expect When Getting a Same-Day Crown? 

Imagine this: 

You're in the dentist's chair getting a dental treatment that requires a crown. You know the deal and are ready for at least one more appointment until the dental work will be completed. But, then you hear your dentist say something amazing:

"You can have a new crown today!" 

Same-day crowns are becoming a reality in more and more dental offices. How do they work and what can you expect when getting one?

Here's what you need to know. 

What Are Same-Day Crowns? 

When it comes to traditional dental crowns, your dentist in Cary has to take impressions of your mouth, send them to a lab, and wait for at least two weeks for the technicians to manufacture the crown. 

Same-day crowns, on the other hand, use computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology to design and create the crown. That means that the restoration will be ready in a single appointment. 

Same-Day Crown Process: What to Expect 

Getting a same-day crown is quite a simple process that only takes a couple of hours in total. 

  • Examination: As with any dental procedure, the dentist will first examine your tooth. You may also receive additional treatment like a root canal if you need any. 
  • Preparing The Tooth: Once the tooth has been treated, the dentist will then shape it so the crown can fit over it. 
  • Taking Digital Impressions: Instead of taking a physical impression with a mold, the dentist will use a special camera to scan your tooth and create a 3D digital model. This digital model will be used to design your custom crown. 
  • Creating the Crown: With the help of CAD/CAM technology, the dentist will design the tooth and then use a milling machine to actually manufacture it. 
  • Fitting the Crown: Once the crown is ready, the dentist will place it over your tooth to check the fit and color. They may need to make minor adjustments to ensure the crown fits comfortably.

Are Same-Day Crowns Worth It? 

Same-day crowns are faster than traditional crowns while being just as durable and natural-looking. However, more complex cases may benefit more from a traditional crown. 

To find out which one is best for you, you should stop by Myers + Co Family Dentistry for a chat with Dr. Sarah Myers. She will give the best advice and come up with a personalized treatment plan after a thorough dental examination of your oral health. If same-day crowns are right for you, then we can get started on your new smile right away. 

If you want to learn more about same-day crowns or schedule an appointment with Dr. Sarah Myers, you can contact us online and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also call us at (919) 851-5166

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