In the past, dental crowns were made using traditional lab-based methods that could take weeks to complete. With advances in dentistry and technology, dentists can now use CAD/CAM technology to create restorations in a single appointment. These same-day crowns are made using a material that mimics the appearance of natural teeth. Patients need to care for their same-visit crown just like their natural teeth with regular brushing and flossing. At Dr. Namching J. Young, DDS, this same-day crown option provides patients with a convenient and durable solution to restore a broken or decayed tooth.
When Is a Crown Used?
Dental crowns are most commonly recommended to restore teeth after they have sustained significant decay or fractures, but they can also be an excellent choice for several other reasons. They are generally used to improve the appearance of the teeth, as well as restore their strength and function.
If a tooth has a large filling or other restorations that no longer fit properly, the crown will help the entire restoration to stay in place. Crowns also hold a fixed bridge in place or cover dental implants. Crowns can be used to cover discolored teeth to improve their appearance, and they can even be used to change the tooth's shape.
How Is a Same-Day Crown Made?
Same-day crowns are made using CAD/CAM technology. The dentist will use a digital impression device to scan the teeth and create a better-fitting restoration for patients. The information is then sent to a computer in-office, where a machine fabricates the crown.
The Advantages of Same-Day Crowns
Same-day crowns are convenient for busy patients who want to restore their smile in a single visit. Unlike traditional crowns that must be made in a lab, we can design, craft, and place your restoration in about one hour. In addition to saving you time, same-day dental crowns are also beneficial because they look and feel like your natural teeth. No one will be able to tell that you had any work done on your smile!
However, while our same-day crowns offer several benefits, they are not appropriate for everyone. We will determine if you are a candidate for this treatment option during a comprehensive consultation at our office.
Same-day crowns allow patients to go from having a damaged tooth to having a new beautiful restoration in as little as one office visit. Visit Dr. Namching J. Young, DDS, at 486 E Campbell Ave #101, Campbell, CA 95008, or call (408) 374-9457 to learn more about the benefits of same-day crowns and schedule an appointment with our dentist.