Same Day Crowns or Lab-Made Crowns?Published by Cashion Dental on August 27, 2014
Posted on August 27th, 2014 by Cashion Dental]
With the assistance of advanced technology, our dentists at Cashion Dental are now able to provide you or your family with same day crowns, should you or your loved ones be in need of them. By utilizing this popular, cutting-edge Cerec technology, we can now take what used to be a multi-visit procedure and make it just one office visit.
If you haven’t experienced this kind of same-day procedure yet, you may be unsure of whether or not it’s best for you. To begin with, let’s explore the reasons that would demand a crown in the first place:
- If the tooth is cracked (a craze is not a crack, just stress lines that most adult teeth have)
- Too large of a filling that encompasses the majority of the tooth (they can crack)
- Strengthen a weak tooth
- For pure aesthetic purposes, to mask a tooth you feel might be in need of a make-over
- A previous filling or restoration has chipped or is becoming unstable
If any of the above describes what you’re currently experiencing, you may be in need of a crown. But are same day crowns the best option for you at this point? That all depends on the severity of your need.
The alternative of not doing the same-day option is to choose a traditional lab-made crown. The dentist will get the precise impression on your tooth needed to have an authentic crown created by having you bite down on a black strip. You’ll then need to schedule another appointment where you’ll come to the office and have the crown that was created in the lab properly placed on the correct tooth.
The drawback to this option, of course, is the fact that you’ll be in sort of a “temporary restoration” period until you make it in for the next visit. Temporary crowns will traditionally use a cement that can last about a year, if necessary.
It’s worth noting that same day crowns are not the best option for every patient. If a tooth is badly cracked or decayed, a same-day option may not be ideal because a lab-made crown will be able to more accurately design a crown that will fit the tooth.
A same-day Cerec crown may not be able to conform properly if a tooth is too damaged.
At Cashion Dental, we have all kinds of customized services to accommodate our valued patients, including:
- simple cleanings
- restorations, fillings
- invisible braces
- crowns, either traditional lab-made or same-day
If you’re trying to decide which option will be the best for you, give us a call and let us help. Our exceptional, proven dentists will help assess which course of action works best for you.