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5 Things You Should Know About Same-Day Dental Crowns

June 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwinarick @ 3:59 pm
Image of dental crown being placed on a tooth.

Dental crowns are one of the most common and effective restorative treatment options available, and rightfully so! They’re able to provide an impressive amount of protection for a compromised tooth—but receiving them hasn’t always been easy. Traditional crowns usually take a few visits to receive, since your dentist must take impressions of your mouth to have them made. But thanks to advancements in dental technology, same-day crowns are now a real possibility. But is this expedited option just as reliable and effective as the traditional choice? Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about same-day crowns and why they might even be better than their old-fashioned counterparts.

1. They’re Just as Durable

You aren’t giving up quality when you opt for same-day crowns. They’re made from the same porcelain material as traditional ones manufactured in a lab. This porcelain is strong enough to withstand the daily wear and tear of biting and chewing, so you don’t have to worry about biting into your favorite foods. Just keep in mind that crowns aren’t invincible—they can still break if you aren’t careful!

2. They Take About 2 Hours to Place

One of the biggest selling points of same-day crowns is their expedited placement; they can be designed, milled, and placed all in the span of about two hours! This turnaround time is very impressive, given that traditional crowns can take weeks to be prepared and then placed over the course of multiple appointments.

3. It’s A More Comfortable Process

Same-day crowns actively cut down on the amount of discomfort you’ll feel throughout the process! Since they’re placed within a single visit, that means you must face only one round of numbing shots, rather than multiple. Not to mention, you also won’t have to deal with the foul-tasting, gooey impression material that’s used for making traditional crowns.

4. They Cost About the Same as Traditional Crowns

The financial implications of dental treatment can be burdensome; but fortunately, you won’t break the bank if you opt for same-day crowns. They’re roughly the same cost as traditional crowns! You would think that all the cutting-edge technology would add to the price tag; but same-day crowns eliminate many of the other costly expenses that are used for traditional crowns, such as impression materials and the cost of sending things to the lab.

5. They Require the Same Maintenance as Traditional Crowns

All crowns will require some level of maintenance, whether they’re same-day crowns or traditional ones. You should continue to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, and floss and use an antibacterial mouthwash. Even with a crown protecting it, your tooth is still vulnerable to decay!

Technology makes our lives easier daily; and it makes your dentist’s life easier too by providing access to innovative treatment options like same-day crowns. If you’re in need of a dental crown, talk with your dentist about same-day crowns; these reasons make the case for them being the superior choice.

About the Author

Dr. Wendy Winarick proudly serves patients and families in the Waco area. A native Texan herself, Dr. Winarick received her dental doctorate from the University of Texas School of Dentistry and is a member of many professional organizations including the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Her practice is pleased to offer several available services, including dental crowns. If you have any questions about dental crowns or would like to schedule a visit, feel free to reach out online or over the phone: (254) 772-1827.