Nearly 90% of Americans have experienced some level of tooth decay. Dental crowns are a popular treatment option for teeth with cavities and other decay, offering protection for the tooth. Until recently, traditional crowns were the only option, but now there is a faster choice: same-day crowns. Learn more about same-day crowns and the benefits they offer.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit over decayed, damaged, weak, or worn-down teeth.
Crowns come in different materials, including:
- Pressed ceramic
Because crowns fit over the entire tooth, some of your natural enamel has to be sanded down to make room for the crown. The amount of enamel removed will depend on the crown’s material.
What Are Same-Day Crowns?
As the name implies, same-day crowns are crowns that dentists create and place in one appointment. To do this, Dr. Harvey Chin uses advanced CAD/CAM technology that allows them to design the crown in just a few minutes.
Same-day crowns are created using the Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) method, which produces a durable and natural-looking porcelain crown with a natural shine.
5 Reasons to Choose Same-Day Crowns
Same-day crowns can offer benefits that traditional crowns cannot.
Before the CEREC method, crowns were created by an outside lab, and it could take an average of two weeks to receive them.
With same-day crowns, you can go to your consultation and get a crown in just one appointment. You can expect to wait about two hours and then get the crowns fitted and in place.
2. No Need for Temporary Crowns
When you get traditional crowns, your dentist has to give you temporary ones while you wait for the lab to create your permanent ones. Temporary crowns do not look as natural and can even make eating more difficult.
Luckily, you don’t have to worry about temporary crowns.
3. No Dental Putty
With traditional dental crowns, your dentist makes an impression of your tooth using dental putty. The process can be messy and can take time since you have to wait for the putty to dry. With a same-day crown, all that is necessary is a digital scan of the tooth.
4. Perfect Fit
Dental putty does not always create an accurate impression of your teeth, while a digital scan does. The program that creates the same-day crown makes it possible for your dentist to see how the crown will interact with nearby teeth, as well, allowing for the perfect fit.
5. Quality Porcelain
Although the crowns are created in about two hours, the quality of the porcelain is just as high as you would get with traditional crowns.
Get Fast Results With Same-Day Crowns
You don’t need to worry about waiting two weeks to receive your dental crowns. By turning to Dr. Chin for same-day crowns, you can protect a damaged tooth quickly while still getting quality results.
At Vegas Dental Experts, Dr. Chin has over 40 years of experience and is ready to help you get the fast dental treatment you need. Contact us today to learn more about same-day dental crowns and to schedule a free consultation.