Faqs About Same Day Crowns
By Scott Szatkowski D.D.S.
May 08, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Crowns   Same Day Crowns  

Dental problems require fast action to ensure that they don’t escalate. When you are faced with weakened or damaged teeth, one of the most common solutions is to place a dental crown to protect and preserve the tooth. Installing dental crowns traditionally required numerous trips to the dentist. However, with same-day crowns, a single trip to your dentist, Dr. Scott Szatkowski, in our Elk Grove Village, IL, or Melrose Park, IL, location, is all you need.

Are Same-Day Dental Crowns The Same as Traditional Crowns?

In terms of protection for flawed or damaged teeth, they are similar in functionality. The difference lies in the manufacturing process, in which same-day dental crowns are prepared faster. You cannot distinguish between the two based on their look and feel. Durability-wise, both options are likewise equally strong.

How Could Same-Day Crowns Be Fabricated So Fast?

Unlike porcelain crowns that are made in dental labs, same-day crowns are manufactured with a milling machine on your initial visit. CAD/CAM software provides detailed instructions to create the crown from resin or ceramic block.

Is The Fitting Process of The Same-Day Crown Comfortable?

Surprisingly, the process can even be more comfortable than traditional crowns. Your dentist, here in our Melrose Park, IL, or Elk Grove Village, IL, office, will simply reshape your tooth to prepare it for the installation of the crown by removing any damaged and decayed portions. Usually, a local anesthetic is likewise applied.

After that, there’s almost nothing you should feel uncomfortable with. The oral impressions are taken digitally so there’s no sticky putty or trays that have to go into your mouth. The great thing about this is that it is just as accurate, but faster. There is no need to even have a temporary crown. Just wait for a few minutes as the milling machine finishes carving your crown and you are all set.

What Benefits Can Be Expected From Same-Day Crowns?

Convenience is the biggest benefit of same-day crowns because you don’t need multiple visits to the dentist. There will be instances where issues may occur, but these could be resolved with a new restoration that could be easily created during your follow-up visit. You restore the functionality of your teeth as soon as you leave the dentist.

Why Should I Consider a Same-Day Crown?

It delivers cosmetic and restorative solutions to those who have damaged teeth. If you do not have the time to wait to regain the full functionality of your mouth, then same-day crowns are worth considering. Cracked, broken, or fractured teeth will receive the same level of protection with a same-day crown. Plus, if you have undergone root canal treatment, want to improve the appearance of your teeth or correct misshapen tooth, same-day dental crowns can do the job.

These are just some of the FAQs about same-day crowns. If you have further questions, the most qualified person to ask is your dentist.

Schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Scott Szatkowski, by calling our Elk Grove Village, IL, office at (847) 437-8366 or Melrose Park, IL, office at (708) 450-4533.