Same day crowns offer patients all the benefits of traditional dental crowns, with none of the hassles. There’s no long wait, no temporary restoration, and you only need a single visit to our office instead of two. Since we’ve started offering same day crowns, we’ve received a lot of questions from patients about their benefits and how the same day crown process works. Here are answers to some of the most frequently-asked questions.
What Are the Benefits of Same Day Crowns?
When it comes to same day crowns, there are plenty of benefits and no downsides—it’s no wonder so many patients choose same day crowns over traditional!
Instead of requiring two separate appointments, you’ll only need one, saving you time and eliminating the need for a second local anesthesia injection. Traditional crowns usually involve a two week wait between tooth preparation and crown placement. The temporary crowns used to protect your tooth during this time leave it susceptible to damage and decay, and because the crown is fragile, you’ll need to be on a restricted diet to ensure that it stays in place. Same day crowns eliminate the wait and the need for a temporary crown.
What Are Same Day Crowns?
Same day crown technology gives us the ability to design and create custom ceramic crowns right in our office rather than requiring the service of technicians in a professional dental lab. This means your tooth can be prepared and your permanent restoration can be placed during the same visit. Same day crowns are stronger, more durable, and look more natural than traditional crowns.
How are Same Day Crowns Made?
Our skilled in-office lab technicians make your custom same day crown using state-of-the-art 3D imaging.
Are Same Day Crowns More Expensive?
Traditional crowns and same day crowns cost the same.
Are Same Day Crowns Covered by Insurance?
Any dental insurance plan that covers the cost of traditional crowns also covers the cost of same day crowns.
How Long Do Same Day Crowns Last?
On average, you can expect your same day crown to last about 15 years, although it’s common for them to last longer. To care for your crown, brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day, floss once a day, and visit your dentist for oral exams and dental cleanings every six months.
Can I Really Get A Crown Done In One Day?
It might be hard to believe, especially if you’ve gone through the process of getting a traditional dental crown in the past, but you can get a crown done in one day with same day crown technology. With a same day crown, you’ll get the strength and durability of a traditional crown without the long wait time.
Will The Color Of Same Day Crowns Match My Teeth?
We use a natural-looking ceramic material for our same day crowns and one of our technicians will work together with us to help you select a shade of white that blends in with the rest of your teeth. No one will realize you have a crown when you smile.
Are Same Day Crowns Free Of Metal?
Same day crowns are made with a ceramic material that matches the exact shade of your natural teeth—there’s no metal involved.
If you’d like to discuss whether you’re a candidate for same-day crowns, call us at 203-255-6878 to make an appointment for a consultation.