What you need to know about same day crowns vs. traditional crowns from your Gambrills dentist
Dental crowns are durable, versatile solutions that have been used for years to address common dental conditions. In the past, the procedure would often require multiple appointments over several weeks to complete your restoration. That means if you chipped your tooth or had a root canal, you’d have to spend several weeks in an ill-fitting temporary crown. Thanks to advancements in dentistry, Bingham-Lester Dentistry can give you a dental crown in the same day with CEREC technology. Below, we will look at the main differences between same day crowns vs. traditional crowns.
What are Traditional Crowns?
Traditional crowns are caps that fit over the entire visible portion of the tooth. They are recommended to repair broken teeth, protect weakened teeth, to anchor a dental bridge, and even to cosmetically enhance a tooth. In some cases, receiving crowns can be an emergency, as in the case of someone breaking a tooth while eating.
Traditional crowns require two separate visits to the dentist. During the first visit, impressions are taken, and the tooth is prepped for the crown. A temporary crown is placed on top of the tooth to protect it while you wait. The impressions are then sent to a laboratory that will make the crown in a few weeks.
What are Same Day Crowns?
Same Day crowns use CAD/CAM technology to fabricate a dental crown in the office the same day as your appointment. No more waiting weeks for your fully restored teeth. Your dentist will begin by taking 3D images and measuring the teeth. This information is then used by the CAD/CAM technology to design and fabricate your custom ceramic crown.
Benefits of Same Day Crowns vs. Traditional Crowns
- Saves Time – Only a single appointment needed.
- Natural Looking – Ceramic crowns look more attractive than porcelain fused to metal.
- No Impressions – 3D imaging is preferable to the dental putty for impressions.
- Perfect Fit – Since the tooth is made to measure the fit is precise.
There are many benefits to using same day CEREC crowns over traditional crowns. If you would like to learn more about this advanced dental technology, call Bingham-Lester Dentistry in Gambrills today.