Dental crowns are one of the most versatile, important procedures that we offer here at our Salinas dental office. They have both cosmetic and functional benefits, capable of repairing a smile while also protecting the teeth. Crowns have traditionally been the procedure of choice for dentists looking to extend the lifespan of a tooth, improve its appearance, and more.
In the past, however, crowns were sometimes an inconvenience to the patient. In order to create a crown, the dentist would have to send your information to a third party, put temporary crowns in your teeth, and then place the crown after it arrives at alater date (usually in about 2 weeks).
But technology has changed. It’s now possible to get your crowns on the same day, often in fewer than 2 hours. Using a machine known as “CEREC CAD/CAM,” it is now possible to have a custom crown crafted for you in a few hours, rather than a few weeks, and go home with a new crown already placed in your mouth.
What Are The Advantages of Same Day Dental Crowns?
Same day dental crowns offer many advantages over the traditional crown procedures of the past. These advantages include, but are not limited to:
- Eliminating Temporary Crowns –Temporary crowns have long been an irritation to dental patients, and it’s easy to see why. They’re not fitted for your mouth, they do not look like real teeth, and they require other unpleasantries like dental putty. Same day crowns avoid all of those issues.
- Time –It’s hard enough these days to schedule one dental appointment. It is even harder to schedule two.Because you have to come back sometime between 1 and 3 weeks later with a traditional crown, it requires more time out of your day and away from work, in a way that same day crowns do not require.
- Higher Quality –Same day dental crowns offer higher quality dental care than traditional crowns. They do this in several ways. First, because you do not need a temporary crown, your tooth does not require additional drilling that is required to fit the temporaries. Second, you get the highest quality material right away, instead of risking your teeth for two weeks with a temporary replacement. That makes the procedure better for your mouth.
- Reduced Complications –Finally, CEREC same day crowns have fewer complications than traditional crowns. There is no risk that a temporary crown will fall off. There is no risk that he crown will not fit (or may not be ideal for your mouth). There is no additional tooth drilling, which can lead to risks associated with less of your existing tooth.
Here in Salinas, our same day dentalcrowns at Dr. Cureton’s office are one of the reasons we have become such a popular choice for dental care.These crowns have changed dentistry, not only for our office but also for the patient’s health and comfort.
Are There Any Downsides to Same Day Dental Crowns?
It is possible that there will be situations in which a traditional crown is necessary or preferred. Dr. Cureton will walk you through these situations, and make sure that you’re satisfied with the reasons. Also, though it is easier to schedule than two separate appointments for most people, not everyone can take 2+ hours off of work. But beyond these issues, CEREC same day dental crowns continue to represent a great option for those that have issues with their smile. To get started, contact Dr. Cureton today.
Dr. Cureton will walk you through these situations, and make sure that you’re satisfied with the reasons.
Also, though it is easier to schedule than two separate appointments for most people, not everyone can take 2+ hours off of work.
But beyond these issues, CEREC same day dental crowns continue to represent a great option for those that have issues with their smile. To get started, contact Dr. Cureton today.