The Benefits Of Same Day Dental Crowns

By Brenna Hamrick-Stotts, DDS, Inc.
January 19, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Thanks to the introduction of same day dental crowns, it's easier than ever to improve your smile. Dr. Brenna Hamrick Stotts, your dental crownsRedlands, CA, dentist, shares several advantages of the crowns.

The perfect solution for busy people

You've probably got better things to do than hanging around the dentist's office. With same day crowns, you no longer need to schedule two dental visits to receive a crown. If you've had a crown in the past, you know that the process used to involve two steps. During the first visit, your Redlands dentist filed your tooth, sent an impression of your mouth to a dental laboratory and created a temporary crown for you. Two or three weeks later, the lab sent the new crown to your dentist, and you returned to the office to receive your permanent crown. When you choose a same-day crown, you'll only need to visit the dentist once because your crown will be created in the office while you wait.

Forget about temporary crowns

Temporary crowns might just be the most inconvenient part of the crown process. Since hard or sticky foods can damage or loosen your temporary crown, it's best to avoid crusty bread, pizza, steak and many other of your favorite foods. Those two or weeks can seem very long when you have to think about every bite you take. Same day crowns eliminate the need for temporary crowns, making your life much easier.

Same day crowns offer high-tech benefits

Traditional crowns are made from impressions of your mouth made with a putty-like material. No putty is needed with you choose a same-day crown, thanks to computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM). Your dentist simply applies reflective powder to your teeth, then scans them with a wand. The wand generates a 3D digital image of your teeth, which she uses to create your crown. After she finishes the final step, the design is sent to a milling machine, which turns a block of ceramic into the perfect crown in just about five minutes. You'll leave the office with a brand new crown that blends in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

Same day crowns offer all of the advantages of traditional crowns without the wait or mess. Call Dr. Hamrick Stotts, your Redlands, CA, dentist, at (909) 793-9711 to schedule an appointment for your new crown.