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4 Reasons to Get Same Day Crowns
When a tooth is missing, broken, or so decayed as to warrant the placement of a crown, it can come as some bad news, but now there is the option of getting same day crowns. A single traditional crown can be quite expensive and the process can involve two or three visits to finish the job properly, depending on the condition of the natural tooth. If you are not aware of the same day crown process, here are some reasons to consider next time the need is presented.
Reasons to consider same day crowns
Knowledge can be helpful and there is a lot to understand about the same day process:
1. Speed and convenience
The process of getting a crown is typically spread across two or three visits. The first visit usually entails repairing the tooth as far as possible by fixing cavities or even performing a root canal procedure, which may further lengthen out the process by at least one more visit. The tooth must then be reduced to a stump, molds of the gum and surrounding teeth taken and a temporary crown glued into place. On a subsequent visit, in about two weeks, the crown can be tried on and adjustments made, possibly needing to send it back to the lab to make certain changes. Otherwise it will be permanently seated.
With a same day crown, the bad tooth is repaired, prepared and covered with a quality crown milled in the office the same day. Often the entire appointment can be finished within one to two hours, with no need for additional visits.
The same day process makes it possible to match the new crown to the same color and shading as the person’s natural teeth, so that it would be difficult to point out which was the crown. These crowns tend to fit extremely well with no awkward bumps or gaps to give the secret away.
The new crown is constructed of a hard and durable material. The broken or decayed tooth is repaired and preserved as much as possible to provide a firm base to bond the crown to. These factors combined give the new tooth great stability and strength and restore the ability to eat normally without fear of failure or breakage.
With the speed and convenience of a same day crown, it may be expected to cost a lot more than a traditional, multi-visit crown, but this is not necessarily the case. While the equipment may be costlier, the crown itself is generally priced comparably with traditional crowns such that it could be a great choice for many people.
When looking at the shortened wait time, fewer visits, and increased durability of same day crowns, there are many reasons to choose that option. Comparing costs for the procedures may also make the decision a simple one to repair a damaged tooth in a single visit to the dentist.
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