April 15, 2016Published by Cashion Dental on April 15, 2016
Same day crowns are the latest in “digital dentistry,” utilizing the high-tech CEREC system and its chairside screen views of your teeth. But modern dental technology is not an end in itself. It is only as valuable as its practical benefit to real dental patients. If you have a cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged tooth that needs to be crowned, you may be wondering whether traditional lab-made crowns or the more up-to-date same-day crowns are right for you.
While there are limited situations in which a traditional crown may be best (ask your dentist to know when), in most cases, same-day crowns are clearly the way to go. Here are some of their main benefits:
You get your new crown 100% finished in a single visit, which may take no more than a couple of hours. This makes it easier to schedule and saves you some of your valuable time.
There will be no need to wear a temporary crown/fitting. As temporary crowns are often uncomfortable, unattractive, and need to be worn for two or three weeks, eliminating them is a major plus.
There will be no messy dental putty in your mouth. Same day crowns are made based on digital mappings and carved out of a block of ceramic to the point of utmost precision. The whole process is clean and “putty free.”
The crown will match your tooth color. There are 17 distinct shades of same day crowns, one of which will closely match your tooth enamel. Furthermore, there will be no black lines at gum level as sometimes happens with porcelain crowns.