If you have a very busy schedule do to work, your kids, school, or other things that take up a great deal of your time, you may find it frustrating to have to set time aside for multiple appointments in order to get the dental crown that you are needing. Fortunately, same-day dental crowns can save you time and the hassle of driving across town multiple times. Here are some facts about them that you may not already know.
They Only Take Two Hours to Place
You can get a new dental crown in just one visit, and it won’t even be a very long one. Traditional crowns take two to three visits over the course of several weeks. A same-day dental crown can be designed, milled, and placed in just about two hours. Then your final restoration will be complete!
They Are Made of Durable Porcelain
If you are worried that the shorter time is due to a cheaper material, you will be pleased to know that this isn’t true at all. Same day porcelain crowns are made out of the same durable porcelain that traditional lab-milled crowns are. They are able to withstand all of the same daily wear as your natural teeth, so you won’t need to worry about your crown.
Same-Day Crowns Look Natural
Because they are made from the exact same material, same-day porcelain crowns are just as natural looking as traditional ones. They are designed to be the exact same shape, size, and color needed to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
Single-Visit Crowns are More Comfortable
Because this type of crown only takes a single appointment to place, this cuts down on the uncomfortable time that you are sitting in the dental chair. This means one less time that you will need to deal with soreness or a numbing shot.
They Require the Same Maintenance as Traditional Crowns
You won’t need to worry about adding extra steps into your oral hygiene routine in order to get the results that you’re looking for. Same-day crowns require the exact same maintenance as traditional dental crowns. Continue to brush twice and floss once every single day. See your dentist every six months for regular cleanings and checkups.
Same-Day Dental Crowns Cost About the Same as Traditional Crowns
Using more advanced technology may seem like they’d make procedures, like crown placement, more expensive, but same day crowns eliminate the need for your dentist to make you a temporary crown or sending your impressions off to a lab. Ultimately, the cost of the two tend to be quite similar.
You may not be looking forward to your dental crown, but you will be able to go through the process much quicker. This way, you can get back to your busy life – hassle-free!
About the Author
Dr. Ted Morgan is an experienced dentist who has been serving patients in the Gorham and greater Portland community for over 45 years! Currently, he is a proud member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. For more information on same-day dental crowns or to schedule an appointment, visit his website or call (207) 839-2655.