Tooth cavities are quite common, and one of the major treatments for the condition is dental crowns. Crowns help strengthen the decayed tooth and can also be used for other functions, including reinforcing cracked teeth and improving the appearance of a patient’s teeth.
The procedure usually requires a patient to visit the dentist at least twice. He also has to wait for up to three weeks for the crown to be prepared. The good news is you don’t have to wait for that long to get crowns. Same-day crowns have made restorative dentistry easier. In this blog, we will discuss the seven benefits of same-day crowns.
With traditional crowns, you will need to visit the dentist’s clinic at least twice for the procedure to be completed. Same-day crowns, as the name suggests, are placed within a day, and you don’t need to get back to the dentist for the same reason.
The dentist will assess the damage, place the same-day crown, and allow you to go home. You can walk in with a damaged tooth and walk out of the dentist’s office with a crown within an hour or two. That will save you a lot of time that you can use to do something else.
Despite being fitted in a day, same-day crowns are precise, and they look pretty much like your natural teeth. Their design is exciting, and do not leave back lines along your gums like most traditional crowns do. They are more aesthetically pleasing, and you will be happy showing off your crown while hanging out with your friends.
You will need to wear a temporary crown with traditional crowns as you wait for the customized crown to be made in the lab. Temporary crowns are often made of stainless steel, meaning they don’t match your teeth’ color, plus you will need to wear one for two to three weeks.
Temporary crowns also often come off, leaving your tooth vulnerable to infections and cavities before the crown is placed. Same-day crowns spare you the stress caused by temporary crowns and allow you to get back to your routine within the shortest time.
Traditional crowns usually require the dentist to take impressions from your mouth. The impressions are not fun to take, and some patients feel uncomfortable having to go through the procedure. The technology for same-day crowns allows the dentist to take optimal impressions from your mouth effortlessly. The impressions are precise and perfectly mess-free.
The accuracy of traditional crowns may be affected by the technician’s skill level or the quality of the material used. That will not happen with same-day crowns. The optical impression scan is accurate, and the crown made with the impressions will be precise and hardly need adjustment. It will beautifully match your teeth’ color and function like your natural teeth.
Most traditional crowns are made of metal allows or porcelain-fused-to-metal. The crowns are durable and functional, but they are not as aesthetic as same-day crowns, which perfectly match your teeth’ color and function like natural teeth. The dentist ensures the crown seamlessly blends with your natural teeth and provides a natural-looking smile.
Nothing can be as good looking and functional as your natural teeth. For that reason, you should always ensure that they are adequately protected so they can last as long as possible. Unfortunately, to make space for some lab manufactured crowns, the dentist may need to tamper with your natural teeth.
Same-day crowns provide a better fit, and they are highly adaptable, meaning the dentist will not need to touch your natural teeth.
Some people think that same-day crowns are not durable just because the procedure does not take long. That’s not the case, though. The crowns are made of durable ceramics such as Zirconium and Lithium Disilicate (E-Max). The materials last as long as ceramic and porcelain crowns, providing you with beauty and excellent chew-ability.
If you require same-day crowns in Greenville, you are in the right place. We are following the COVID-19 protocols, and you can count on us for family-friendly dental services. Please book an appointment today and let us help you.