A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength and improve its appearance. Porcelain or ceramic crowns are popular because they mimic the natural teeth's color and appearance.
Dental crowns, also known as caps, are tooth-shaped coverings that are placed over a tooth to restore its shape and size or to improve its appearance. The crown encases the remainder of the visible portion of the tooth that lies at and above the gum line, restoring the tooth to its full function and shape. A crown can also be used to protect the structure of a tooth that is fractured or broken. In some cases, a crown is used in combination with a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. A fixed bridge is a type of partial denture that is supported on either side by crowns in order to replace one or more missing teeth in a row.
While traditional dental crowns require two appointments - one to prep the tooth and one to place the crown over it - same-day crowns are crafted and placed in one visit. Because we don't have to make a second appointment to take impressions of your tooth for a custom crown or place a temporary crown while your permanent one is crafted in a lab, we can have your permanent porcelain crown placed the same day you come in needing treatment.
Same-day crowns have many of the same benefits as traditional crowns, like durability and aesthetic value. They can last for years on end with proper maintenance, but they don't have the same longevity as dental implants, which are the most durable restorative treatment option we offer. However, they're an excellent option if you're looking for an alternative to either bridges or dentures and are looking for a more conservative tooth replacement option than either of those.
Same-day crowns are made using advanced technology and high-quality materials to ensure a durable, natural-looking restoration that blends in seamlessly with your smile. In addition to conserving as much healthy tooth structure as possible, these restorations also help to protect the underlying tooth from future damage, cavities, and other oral health complications. These restorations are completed in one visit, saving you precious time in the dentist's chair.
If you are interested in finding out if same-day crowns may be right for you, schedule a consultation at our dental office at (281) 419-2632 today!