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How Are Same Day Crowns Made?
To repair teeth, same day crowns could be the right treatment for you. Likely, you are familiar with crowns, but there are now processes to speed up the procedure and improve your smile faster. Your dentist can explain how this works and whether you are a good candidate. There may be no need to wait for weeks to give you the relief you want.
What crowns do
A crown is a type of restorative treatment to help with oral health and cosmetic issues. The dentist may place a crown in a patient’s mouth for a few different reasons. Crowns are used with dental implants to give the patient a natural-looking replacement for missing teeth. Crowns are also part of the root canal process to protect the damaged tooth from suffering further decay. Crowns stabilize cracked and broken teeth and restore their function. Some patients may even choose this treatment to cover blemishes, such as discoloration.
Same day crowns vs. traditional ones
While conventional crowns and the same day varieties serve the same purposes, there are a few key differences. To get a traditional crown, the patient must come in for two or three appointments. At the first appointment, the dentist will discuss the procedure and what it entails. Later, the patient returns, and the dentist takes a series of X-rays and impressions. The dentist then reshapes the tooth and puts a temporary crown on the tooth. Once the permanent crown is ready, the patient will return to the office so the dentist can cement it in place.
With same day crowns, the process requires only one or two visits. After reviewing the patient’s dental history and discussing the process, the dentist takes 3-D images of the person’s mouth and teeth. Using computer technology, the dentist can take the pictures and make the crown right there in the office out of a ceramic block. An assistant paints the crown the desired color and the dentist places it over the tooth. The dentist will check to make sure it fits well and will make any necessary adjustments.
Care and maintenance
The same day crown should last up to 25 years if the patient will be mindful of proper care. It is durable and should stand up to regular wear and tear. Still, the patient should be careful about eating hard foods such as popcorn, ice and candy. Biting into hard objects can also crack or dislodge the caps. Patients who have same day crowns may want to wear a mouthguard while playing contact sports. People who break or lose crowns should contact the dentist immediately.
See the difference
Why wait for two or three weeks and spend time at multiple appointments when you can get same day crowns? Find a dentist near you with the equipment and training to make these crowns in the office. You will not only save time, but you can get the same results and change your smile. If you have a damaged tooth or need a crown for any other reason, consider getting one on the same day as your evaluation.
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