People often ask if same day crowns are as strong and as durable as the crowns made over the course of several days. This stems from an understanding, which most people share, that something one makes quickly may not be as strong as something that takes more time. As a CEREC® dentist, we know that…
Same Day Dentistry Treatments
With advances in technology, you can now benefit from having same day dentistry treatments. That includes getting crowns or implants in a day. One of the benefits is that it can decrease your number of trips to the dentist. Keep reading to find out more about these treatments.
About same-day crowns
When a patient gets same-day crowns, there is only one appointment at the dentist. The dentist will use an oral camera and a computer program to create a 3-D image of the mouth. This can be used to create a model for the crown on the computer. This design will then be sent to a milling machine to create the crown.
After this, the dentist can prepare the tooth and see that it will fit the patient. Then the dentist will bond it to the patient’s tooth. This will usually only take around an hour for the entire process. On the other hand, getting a traditional crown can take about two visits.
When getting a traditional crown, the patient will have X-rays done and any additional work. That might include a root canal. Then an impression of the tooth will be taken and sent to a lab. The patient gets a temporary crown in the meantime. The permanent one will be finished in two to three weeks. But a patient can avoid all of that with same day dentistry.
With same-day crowns, the patient will benefit from convenience. The patient will not need to have a temporary crown. There is no need to wait for a permanent one to come in several weeks later. There is only one dental visit. Plus, this can be more comfortable.
There will be fewer injections when a patient gets a same-day crown. And the patient will not need to have uncomfortable physical molds of the teeth taken. The digital scanner does the work. Since the new crown fits, the patient can better avoid decay.
With same-day dental implants, the patient does not have any time without teeth. But with traditional ones, the patient has to go three to six months while waiting for the mouth to heal. The traditional implants need to be placed in the jawbone with the gums sutured. But with a same-day implant, the patient gets a bridge or crown on the same day. The implant process is the same, but the crown is placed on the same day.
With traditional implants, the patient will go without teeth for several months. If there is any bone grafting needed or another procedure, it can take longer. However, permanent crowns can help the patient to have more self-esteem. Having missing teeth can make patients feel more self-conscious.
Choose same day dentistry today
If you are considering getting a same-day treatment, know that there are many options open to you. Whether you need a crown or full implants, there is a treatment for you. Your dentist can help you come up with a treatment plan. Making an appointment with your dentist today will help you learn about your options.
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