If you have a damaged or decayed tooth that needs to be restored, you're probably already mentally prepared for the two to three weeks waiting time to get a dental crown.
That's not the case anymore if you opt for a same-day crown in Franklin.
Here's how same-day crowns work and why you should consider them.
What Is the Same-Day Crown Procedure Like?
Same-day crowns work pretty similarly to traditional crowns in the way that the Franklin dentist takes impressions of your teeth that are then used to fabricate the crown. However, the technology, materials, and waiting time differ. Here's how:
First, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing all the damaged or decayed parts and shaping the tooth to fit the crown.
Next, the dentist will take impressions of your tooth, but instead of using dental putty, they will use a 3D camera to take digital images of your mouth.
Using specialized software, the dentist designs the crown to fit your tooth perfectly.
The crown is manufactured right then and there in the dentist's office in a matter of minutes.
Once the crown is ready, the dentist will fit it on your tooth, make any necessary adjustments, and then cement it in place.
That's it. The entire process takes about two hours. Your tooth is cleaned and restored in one single appointment.
What Are the Advantages of Same-Day Crowns?
Obviously, same-day crowns eliminate the need for multiple visits. But, besides convenience, are there any other reasons you should consider same-day dental crowns?
Of course! Here they are:
No Need for Temporary Crowns: With traditional crowns, you need to wear a temporary crown for a couple of weeks while the permanent one is being made. These crowns can be uncomfortable and a hassle to wear and take care of. Since same-day crowns are ready in a few hours, you don't need to wear a temporary crown anymore.
They Are More Comfortable: Firstly, same-day crowns use 3D intraoral scanners to take impressions, which makes the process more comfortable than the putty used for traditional crowns. Moreover, because they are designed with the help of software and can be trimmed to perfection they often fit better than traditional crowns.
They Look More Natural: Traditional crowns are also very natural-looking, but because same-day ones are made of ceramic, they tend to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Less Tooth Sensitivity: Without the need for a temporary crown, there's less chance for increased tooth sensitivity between appointments.
Can I Get a Same-Day Dental Crown?
If you need a dental crown to restore a tooth, then you can most certainly opt for a same-day one.
At Franklin Dental Arts, we employ a fully digital process to create dental crowns that fit and feel natural.
Contact us online to book your appointment with Dr. Shreshtha Ramanlal.