When it comes to dental restorations, traditional crowns have long been a standard solution for repairing damaged teeth. However, the process of getting a crown typically involves multiple dental appointments, temporary restorations, and waiting time. Thankfully, advancements in dental technology have led to the emergence of same-day crowns, offering patients a convenient and efficient alternative.
One of the primary benefits of same-day crowns is their ability to save you valuable time. Unlike traditional crowns requiring multiple dentist visits, your dentist can create and place same-day in a single appointment. Utilizing advanced computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology, your dentist can take digital impressions of your tooth, design the crown on a computer, and create a customized restoration right in the dental office.
This eliminates the need for messy impressions and the wait time associated with off-site laboratory fabrication. “We use this digital technology to allow us to give accurate, reliable results for our patients. It allows us to not have to use temporary crowns for patients. We can deliver permanent crowns in the same day,” –Dr. Dickert.
Another significant advantage of same-day crowns is the immediate restoration they provide. With traditional crowns, patients often have to wear temporary restorations while waiting for the creation of their permanent crowns. These temporaries can be uncomfortable and prone to damage.
In contrast, same-day crowns eliminate the need for temporaries, allowing you to leave the dental office with your permanent crown in place. This means you can resume your normal activities and enjoy a fully functional tooth right away.
Enhanced Precision and Fit
Thanks to CAD/CAM technology, same-day crowns offer enhanced precision and a better fit than traditional crowns. According to Dr. Dickert, “These full-color scans are captured in real-time and have been proven to be more accurate than traditional impressions.” The digital impressions your dentist takes ensure a highly accurate representation of your tooth, resulting in a crown that fits precisely and comfortably.
The CAD process allows your dentist to customize the crown’s shape, size, and color to match your natural teeth seamlessly. The result is a restoration that looks great and functions optimally, providing excellent bite alignment and chewing efficiency.
Aesthetics and Natural Appearance
Using high-quality ceramic materials, your dentist can match the shade and translucency of your surrounding teeth, ensuring a natural and lifelike restoration. The ability to create the crown in the dental office allows for real-time adjustments and personalized customization. This guarantees that the final restoration blends seamlessly with your smile.
Minimized Discomfort and Sensitivity
The precise fit and minimal adjustments required for same-day crowns help reduce the risk of sensitivity and discomfort after the procedure. This means a more comfortable experience for the patient during and after the appointment.
Same-day crowns are crafted from durable and high-quality materials that withstand the demands of everyday use. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental care, same-day crowns can last for many years, providing long-term durability and functionality. Additionally, it is important to follow your dentist’s instructions for care and maintenance to ensure the longevity of your crown.