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Are Same-Day Crowns Better Than Regular Crowns?

February 26, 2023 9:49 pm

If your tooth is damaged or otherwise compromised, a crown is a great restorative solution to stabilize it and restore its function. A crown can reinforce your natural tooth and protect it from further damage. There are either traditional or same-day crowns available.

What Is a Traditional Crown?

A regular or traditional crown usually takes two visits. During your first visit, your dental team will take X-rays of your mouth and prepare your tooth. They will take impressions of your mouth that will be used to create your permanent crown. While it is being made, you will wear a temporary crown. Your next visit usually takes place 2-3 weeks later. Your temporary crown will be removed and replaced with a permanent dental crown.

What Is a Same Day Crown?

In contrast to a traditional crown, you receive a same-day crown in a single appointment with our dentist. Our dentist will use advanced computer-aided equipment to scan your damaged tooth and design a detailed model of your crown. Then, we can immediately craft your crown in our office and bond it to your tooth, without the need for any temporary crown.

Benefits of Same-Day Crowns

If you’re aiming for convenience, then a same-day crown is the way to go! The digital impressions are mess-free, and in just one appointment you’ll receive an attractive crown made of durable ceramic that looks and feels natural. These crowns can fortify a weaken tooth, protect a tooth after root canal therapy, cover up an irregularly-shaped tooth, hide a chipped or severely discolored tooth, and more!

Natural-Looking Dental Crowns in Cullman, AL

At Cullman Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, our team offers same-day crowns as part of our comprehensive dental services. Do you have additional questions about traditional vs. same-day dental crowns? Please contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office!

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