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Here’s What You Might Not Know About Same-Day Dental Crowns

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — James Nguyen @ 9:23 pm
Dental crowns

Dental crowns have usually taken at least two appointments to be completed, but modern technology has changed that timeframe. Same-day crowns can provide a high-quality dental restoration in a single visit, saving valuable time for busy patients. Here are a few things you should know about getting a same-day dental crown.

Same-Day Crowns Are a Lot Like Traditional Porcelain Crowns

Just because same-day crowns can be done in a single visit does not mean that they are of poor quality. In fact, they can match the traditional variety in some important ways. They are made from the same durable porcelain as traditional crowns, so they can endure the same daily pressures as your real teeth. Also like traditional crowns, they are indistinguishable from your natural smile.

Same-day crowns have the same maintenance requirements as traditional varieties. This means sticking to a dedicated oral hygiene regimen including regular dental visits as well as daily brushing, flossing, and antibacterial mouthwash. Same-day crowns eliminate the need for temporary crowns, shipping to the lab, and the copay for a second visit, so they are priced similarly to traditional porcelain crowns.

Same-Day Crowns Are More Convenient than Traditional Crowns

While traditional crowns can take two or three visits to be placed, same-day crowns only take about two hours. This can save you from having to take time out of work or shuffling around a busy schedule to fit in multiple appointments. The scanner’s 3D imaging technology also allows for a superior fit, ensuring that the crown can be placed properly the first time, so there won’t be much need for awkward adjustments during placement.

Getting a Same-Day Crown Is More Comfortable than Getting a Traditional One

Getting a crown in one appointment also saves a patient much discomfort. Someone getting a traditional crown might have three appointments to complete the procedure, requiring three rounds of local anesthesia and three periods of soreness afterward. Since the same-day crown can be completed in one appointment, it only needs one round of local anesthesia and the patient will only be sore once. Also, the scanner used for same-day crowns captures a 3D image that eliminates the need for the icky-tasting putty used for dental impressions that would be sent off to a lab.

Same-day crowns can be placed more conveniently than traditional crowns while providing all the same benefits. Consulting with your dentist can help determine whether a same-day crown is right for you.

About the Practice

Distinctive Dentistry by Mullens & Nguyen brings dental care of the highest caliber to the community of Jacksonville, FL. Led by Drs. Richard C. Mullens and James Nguyen, the dedicated staff deliver compassionate and individualized treatments using the latest technology. The practice offers services such as general, pediatric, cosmetic, emergency, and restorative dentistry including same-day dental crowns. If you’re wondering if you’re a good candidate for same-day crowns, contact the office online or dial (904) 399-3163.