Traditionally, getting a dental crown meant scheduling multiple appointments with a dentist over the course of several weeks. Today, thanks to the accessibility of high-tech instruments like CAD/CAM design, in-house milling machines, and advanced digital impression systems, that process has been conveniently shortened to just one appointment. Read on to learn four interesting facts you likely didn’t know about same-day dental crowns.
Avoid Gag-Inducing Putty Impressions
Dentists who offer same-day dental crowns use a more precise, comfortable, and efficient method for capturing impressions of teeth. Instead of gag-inducing putty, they utilize a digital impression system that’s comprised of a small wand with an advanced camera at the tip of it. When waved around the mouth, this device will create a 3D, detailed digital blueprint within a few minutes that can be displayed on a large chairside monitor.
Get Your Crown in Just Three Hours
The same-day dental crown process typically takes anywhere from two to three hours, but by the end of your appointment, you’ll be able to leave with a permanent crown protecting your tooth. First, your dentist will prepare the affected tooth to make room for the restoration. They’ll then capture an impression of it and send that off to their in-house milling machine that will craft the restoration from a solid block of porcelain. Once the final crown has passed the quality check of your dentist, they’ll secure it atop your tooth and the process will be complete!
The Same Quality of Traditional Crowns
Many people wonder what the catch is, because whenever a more convenient option is presented, it often means sacrificing something else, like quality. However, same-day dental crowns are incredibly high-quality restorations. Because they’re crafted under one roof, the same person who takes your impression and prepares the milling machine will be overseeing your procedure, ensuring for a perfectly fitted, excellent quality crown.
More Affordable Than You Would Think
Despite the convenience factor of same-day dental crowns, they’re virtually the same cost as traditional crowns. This is largely due to the fact that no transferring of information, like the digital impression, is required, and the entire process is completed by one staff, under one roof. This eliminates many of the additional cost factors that you might experience with a traditional crown.
About the Practice
At Advanced Dentistry of Alhambra, our team is led by six highly experienced, compassionate dentists, including several specialists. With collective decades of experience in the dental field, our team offers a wide breadth of expertise and services, allowing them to provide comprehensive dentistry under one roof. They’re committed to staying up to date with the latest advancements in their field to offer their patients outstanding results, including offering same-day dental crowns. To schedule an appointment, visit our website or call 626-289-6131.