What are the Perks of Same-Day Dental Crowns?

February 19, 2019 - 8 minutes read

If your dentist recently told you that you need a dental crown, you might feel a sense of reluctance to head out to the dental office and wait two weeks for your permanent crown to come in. Fortunately, you don’t have to do this anymore with same-day dental crowns. Eggleston Dental Care is pleased to provide our patients with the convenience of same-day dental crowns in Turlock thanks to our state-of-the-art dental technology, CEREC. Not sure what same-day crowns are? Learn about the differences between same-day crowns and traditional dental crowns below and the perks of same-day dental crowns.

Same-Day Dental Crowns are Placed the Same Day as Your Procedure

The first thing you need to know about same-day dental crowns is that they are exactly what they sound like, same-day crowns. This means that we place your dental crowns the same day as your procedure. Therefore, if you visit us for a root canal, we will place your permanent dental crown shortly after the procedure. This means you don’t have to walk around with an uncomfortable temporary crown for the next few weeks while we wait for your permanent crown to be made in a dental lab.

Traditional crowns can take up to several weeks to be made in a dental lab. Wearing a temporary crown is not the most comfortable thing in the world, and it’s best if you don’t chew on it. This can make your life even more stressful and uncomfortable for several weeks. Avoid the entire temporary crown step by just choosing a same-day dental crown in Turlock.

Same-Day Dental Crowns Use Digital Impressions

Another major difference between same-day crowns and traditional crowns is the entire impression process. To start, same-day crowns use digital impressions. This consists of our dentist placing our small scanner dental instrument in your mouth which basically just takes pictures of your teeth. From there, our computer does all the work and uploads your impression.

Traditional dental crowns require traditional impressions. If you have never had a dental impression, the process can be kind of uncomfortable. Our dentist must use this strong putty-like goop and put it in an impression tray and then place it in your mouth where you need to hold it in place for a while. If you need an impression in the back of your mouth, you might feel like you’re choking on the impression mold which can be unpleasant for those who have a strong gag reflex. Digital impressions are much more comfortable and you don’t have to worry about cleaning impression mold off your lips or in your mouth.

Same-Day Dental Crowns Look Great

Another perk of same-day dental crowns is that they look great! We use a porcelain material that is colored and shaped to match your surrounding teeth. That way, you don’t have to worry that your dental crown looks face or out of place. We want our patients to feel confident in their smiles. Even better? Porcelain dental crowns are strong and can last you for the rest of your life if you take good care of them.

There are lots of different dental crowns out there if you go to the traditional dental crown route. For example, you can have a metal fused dental crown. These look great except in some cases you might see the metal at the bottom which can make your restoration look unnatural. There are also metal dental crowns out there which can look quite obvious. If you want a dental crown that looks great, consider a same-day dental crown in Turlock.

Same-Day Crowns Limit Your Visits to the Dentist

If you’re short on time, same-day dental crowns are the most convenient option for you. To start, your dental crown will be placed the same day as your procedure. Instead of visiting us for a procedure, taking an impression and then waiting for a few weeks to return and have the restoration placed, you can take care of everything in one simple visit. That means you don’t have to take another day off work or schedule time with a babysitter. We take care of everything on the same day for your convenience. Once you experience this convenience once in your life, you won’t want to go back to traditional dental crowns again.

How Can Our Same-Day Dental Crowns Help Your Teeth?

If you are in need of a dental crown, this can be for a number of reasons. To start, dental crowns are often necessary following a root canal procedure. They are also necessary with large fillings to properly cover your tooth and protect it from further damage or infection. Dental crowns can also be used as replacement teeth if you have a dental implant. In addition, dental crowns are also ideal for teeth that need to be restored because they are chipped, cracked, broken or even worn down. By simply placing a dental crown over your existing tooth, your tooth can be brought back to complete strength and health without the need for an extraction. Although dental crowns can be a bit on the pricier side of dental treatments, they are preferred over extractions.

If you have any aesthetic or functionality problems with your teeth, a dental crown might benefit your smile. Set up a consultation with our dentist to find out if dental crowns are right for you.

Experience the Perks of Same-Day Dental Crowns

If you want to experience the different perks of same-day dental crowns like fewer visits to the dentist, no temporary crowns and beautiful results, it’s time to schedule an appointment with our Turlock dentist. Eggleston Dental Care can be reached via phone or through our online contact form to schedule an appointment. In just two hours, your dental crown can be made and placed to send you on your way! Experience the difference between same-day dental crowns and traditional crowns for yourself.