A dental crown may be recommended following dental treatments like dental implant placement, root canal therapy, or severe tooth decay. Dental crowns can also replace teeth that are missing, broken, discolored, worn or have large fillings. This restoration offers a layer of protection for your tooth and restores your smile's aesthetic appearance. A dental crown is custom-made to look natural and blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth. It can also help strengthen your teeth after treatment. At SimpliSmiles, we offer same-day crowns! A same-day crown is a type of dental crown that is made and placed at the same appointment.
What Are the Advantages of Same-Day Crowns?
There are many advantages to using same-day crowns instead of a temporary restoration. These advantages include the following:
Less time in the dental chair
When a crown is made at your dentist's office, it requires at least two visits. The first visit is typical to prepare the tooth and take an impression of it. The second visit is when the permanent crown is placed over the tooth. However, with same-day crowns, there is no second visit needed, and the entire process can be completed in one appointment. This also means that no temporary restoration is needed to protect the tooth in the meantime. Getting a crown in only one appointment is convenient for many patients! It's a fast procedure that patients appreciate.
Stronger and better looking than temporary restorations
Temporary crowns are only meant to last for a short time before they need to be redone because they aren't made to last for a long time. On the other hand, same-day crowns are custom-made to perfectly match the shape and color of your natural teeth, so they look and feel natural when placed. Additionally, they can be made to look straighter and more even than temporary crowns. This means you'll enjoy a functional and beautiful restoration that will last for many years to come.
More convenient than other treatments
When a dental bridge is used to replace a missing tooth, the teeth on either side of the gap need to be filed down in order to make room for the bridge to be placed over them. This can be uncomfortable for patients because it involves extra drilling, anesthetic shots, and other steps that aren't always necessary with a same-day crown.
How Are Same-Day Crowns Made?
A dentist will use a digital impression scanner, which both scans and shapes the tooth's enamel to prepare it for restoration. The crown will be designed based on that digital scan of your tooth. It will then be created out of a ceramic or porcelain material in a milling chamber. Several layers of material will be placed into the milling machine to create the finished restoration. Once complete, the crown will be polished to remove any imperfections and then bonded to your tooth.
The use of CEREC technology ensures a higher quality of fit for your dental crown because it eliminates some of the manual measuring and guesswork involved in traditional crown creation. It also eliminates the need for messy impression material for some patients.
We at SimpliSimles, make sure that our patient gets the right treatment, attention, and care needed from our top-class dentists. We also serve areas including Plainview, Syosset, Jericho, Bethpage, Massapequa, Levittown, and Westbury. You can get in touch with us through online consultation or by calling us, and we'll guide you further. Call us at (516) 336-4902 to book an appointment at our Hicksville office and (516) 756-0111 for the Farmingdale office.