Traditional dental crowns usually require at least two appointments because the crown needs to be custom-made in a dental laboratory, which takes several days. During the first appointment, the dentist prepares the tooth and takes an impression of it to send to the dental lab, and a temporary crown is placed over the tooth. During the second appointment, the temporary crown is removed, and the permanent crown is placed and adjusted to fit.
Same-day crowns, also known as CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), are dental crowns that can be designed, fabricated, and placed in a single dental appointment. With same-day crowns, the entire process can be done in one appointment because the crown is manufactured in the dental office using computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology. After the tooth is prepared, the dentist takes a digital impression of the tooth using a special camera. The digital image is then used to design the crown on a computer. The computer-aided design is sent to a milling machine, which carves the crown out of a block of porcelain or other materials. Once the crown is ready, the dentist can bond it to the prepared tooth and make any necessary adjustments to ensure a perfect fit.
Same-day crowns offer several benefits over traditional crowns, including time savings, convenience, and a more natural appearance. There are several benefits to choosing same-day porcelain crowns over traditional crowns that take multiple appointments to complete:
One of the main advantages of same-day crowns is that they save time. You can get your crown with same-day porcelain crowns in just one appointment. This is particularly convenient for those with busy schedules who cannot afford to take multiple days off work or other obligations. Same-day crowns allow patients to restore their teeth and return to their routine quickly.
Same-day porcelain crowns are made using advanced digital technology that allows for a precise fit and natural-looking appearance. The crown will match the color and shape of your existing teeth, so you won't have to worry about an unsightly metal crown. The use of digital technology also eliminates the need for messy and uncomfortable dental impressions, as the crown can be designed digitally using a 3D scan of the patient's teeth.
Porcelain is a strong, durable, high-quality material that can withstand daily use's everyday wear and tear. Same-day porcelain crowns are designed to last for many years, so you won't have to worry about frequent replacements.
Same-day porcelain crowns are designed to fit snugly over your tooth, which means they will be pleased to wear. You won't have to worry about any discomfort or irritation.
With same-day porcelain crowns, you won't have to deal with the inconvenience of wearing a temporary crown while you wait for your permanent crown to be made. You can leave your appointment with your new crown in place and return to your regular routine.
Overall, same-day porcelain crowns offer a convenient and reliable solution for restoring damaged or decayed teeth while maintaining a natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance. For more information about same-day porcelain crowns, please call our office at (203) 945-0068 or contact us online.
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