What’s the Difference between Traditional Crowns and Same Day Crowns?
Dental crowns can give you a smile that hides a lot of dental issues, including gaps, cracks, discoloration, and crooked teeth. In the past, the procedure was complicated and it would require multiple appointments, several weeks apart to get your new smile. However, thanks to technological advances, you can now get same-day crowns, which basically means that your new teeth/tooth are designed and fitted on the same day.
However, there are a lot of people who are skeptical of this new technology. One of the major questions our patients at Pittsford Family Dental ask is whether there is any differences between traditional procedures and the same-day crown procedure. The answer is yes.
Time and Convenience
A traditional procedure requires at least two appointments and a few weeks of waiting. The first appointment involves tooth preparation during which the dentist will get an impression of your tooth. professionals at a dental lab will use this impression to create a crown that resembles the structure of your natural tooth.
The process can take several weeks. However, a same day crown uses CAD/CAM technology to fabricate a ceramic crown in the dentist’s office. Therefore, you do not have to wait to get your new teeth. It can be placed the same day.
When a patient chooses traditional crowns, the dentist will give them temporary crowns while they wait for the lab to fabricate their permanent dental crown. Same-day crowns, on the other hand, have eliminated the need for temporary crowns as you can get permanent crowns in a single appointment.