Crowns are a popular dental restoration that are used in a variety of dental work.
Some of the ways they can help restore and maintain oral health is by:
- Repairing chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Strengthening weak teeth
- Attaching bridges
- Covering discolored teeth
- Adding protection to dental implants
Crowns provide this wide range of uses by capping your natural teeth to provide support and protect from further damage, creating structure that prevents your remaining teeth from shifting, and improving the aesthetics of your teeth so you can feel confident about your smile.
The drawbacks of traditional crowns
As much as crowns offer, many patients hesitate or delay having crowns installed because of the legwork involved. Several visits are required over the course of several weeks to prepare and fit a custom crown, posing significant inconvenience and discomfort.
That’s why it’s so exciting that same-day crowns are now an option for patients.
Same-day crowns and how they work
Computer-aided design and manufacturing now make it possible to design, manufacture, and install a crown in a single visit to the dentist.
The expedited process uses a camera to take a digital impression of your teeth, totally bypassing the traditional (and uncomfortable) process of taking impressions by inserting trays into the mouth and holding them there for several minutes.
A computer is then used by the cosmetic dentist to design the crown, and the design goes to a 3D fabrication unit that creates the finished product in less than an hour.
If you are considering or have been putting off crown work, there’s never been a better time to come in and get it taken care of quickly and conveniently. Contact us to schedule your visit today.