Same day crowns are sturdy, long-lasting, and provide a convenience that conventional crowns can’t match. In Germantown, MD, a same day crown costs approximately $1,100 to $1,600.
About Dental Crowns
A dental crown protects natural teeth that have suffered damage due to breakage and decay. They also preserve teeth that have undergone root canals.
Dental crowns work like caps that cover a prepared natural tooth. They look and feel like a natural tooth after installation, improving the function and aesthetics of your smile.
Benefits of Same Day Dental Crowns
Just One Appointment
Typically, a crown needs two appointments: one to prepare the tooth and another to place the restoration from the dental lab. Just one appointment is needed to receive a same day crown.
No Temporary Crown
When you receive a conventional crown, the dentist typically installs a temporary crown after the first appointment. Temporary crowns are notorious for failing or falling out during the waiting period before the next appointment. You will go home with your final restoration if you receive a same day crown.
A same day crown’s attractive, high-quality ceramic material blends well with natural teeth.
Same day crowns are equal to or better than conventional crowns from the lab in terms of durability. They can last from five to 15 years or even more with proper oral care.
The Same Day Crown Process
Receiving a same day crown is faster and more efficient than a conventional one. First, the dentist takes digital scans of the hard and soft tissues in your mouth. The dentist uses these scans to create a 3-D image of your teeth and ensure a perfect fit for your new crown.
The next step is preparing the natural tooth. The dentist removes damaged material and shapes the tooth to hold the crown. The dentist takes another set of digital images to capture the contours of the prepared tooth.
Next, the dentist sends the 3-D data to the same day crown machine. The machine precisely mills a crown from high-quality ceramic material.
When the machine finishes the crown, the dentist can place it over your prepared tooth. The dentist adjusts the fit and perfects your bite so the crown feels like a natural tooth. When you leave the office, you will have a permanent, fully functional tooth restoration.
Choosing a Same Day Crown
If you have the opportunity to receive a same day crown, its quality will impress you. You need not sacrifice convenience for a strong, long-lasting tooth restoration.
Call Total Dental Care
We can provide a same day crown in just one appointment and help preserve your natural tooth. Please call our Germantown, MD, office at 240-813-9111 for further information or to make an appointment.