Besides the fact that they’re made in a single appointment, you may not think same-day dental crowns have more to them. In fact, you might believe that traditional ones are still your better choice. However, crowns designed and created in just one day have several other advantages. Depending on your needs, they can even be your ideal dental restorations. To help you know for sure, here are three things you probably didn’t know about same-day dental crowns.
Their Placement Time is Very Short
As you probably know, traditional porcelain crowns take about two or three dental visits to place. Furthermore, these appointments are spaced from each other by several weeks. As such, the treatment process can take a while.
In contrast, dentists can make and place same-day crowns in just two hours. Once that time is up, you’ll be ready to head out with your complete restoration.
The latter option’s short turnaround is great for those with busy schedules. It reduces the time you’ll have to take off work and doesn’t force you to reshuffle your schedule much.
They Eliminate the Need for Putty
Traditional crowns tend to require that you get a dental impression. That means experiencing the messy, gross-tasting putties that dentists have used for years.
Fortunately, same-day ones don’t involve putty at all. Instead, they use a CEREC digital scanner to produce detailed 3D models of your teeth. All it takes is passing a small wand over your teeth. After that, you’re done!
To make things even better, the 3D rendering is more exact than a putty-based impression too.
They Offer Increased Comfort
Since they only take a single appointment to place, same-day crowns cut down on the discomfort from the placement process.
Besides avoiding the putty, that means you’ll only have to get numbing shots—and the infamous fat-lip sensation that goes with them—once.
Plus, same-day crowns ensure you’ll only have to deal with a sore mouth once. This sets them apart from traditional ones, which can cause soreness during preparation and placement. Therefore, the visit to get them tends to be much more comfortable.
Getting crowns in a single day, then, has more perks than you’d imagine. That said, talk to your local dentist about whether the process would help transform your smile.
About the Practice
Woodsprings Family Dentistry is based in Jonesboro, AR. Led by the excellent Dr. Sarah Yarnell, the practice commits itself to the highest standard of professional dental care. To that end, its staff offers preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, as well as emergency dental treatments. Such services even include same-day dental crown procedures! For more information or to book an appointment, you can reach them at their website or by phone at (870)-932-8488.