Consider These Benefits of Same-Day Crowns

Crowns are one of the most versatile and useful dental procedures. Crowns can preserve a tooth after a root canal, restore the form and function of a worn-down tooth, or enable you to have a dental bridge placed in your mouth. 

But not all crowns are the same. Traditional crowns can take weeks to be manufactured, which can delay your entire treatment timeline. With same-day crowns, you can receive all of the benefits of traditional crowns without the wait.

Dr. Roberto Palmieri, accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and his team are proud to offer these crowns right here in our Mooresville, North Carolina, office. Read on to explore more of the benefits associated with same-day crowns.

1. The same protections

There are many reasons why you might benefit from a dental crown. Crowns, which are sometimes called dental caps, can:

Thanks to advanced technology — such as 3D digital scanning and the CAD-CAM machine — your same-day crown delivers the same protection for a weakened or damaged tooth. 

2. Faster dental restorations

Traditional crowns require at least two appointments: one to make your impression and receive your temporary crown and a second appointment to seat (or place) the permanent crown. You might have to wait weeks between these appointments.

Dr. Palmieri no longer needs to wait on a third-party lab to create your crown. We use 3D digital scans to retrieve the images we need, and a CAD-CAM machine fabricates your crown in just minutes — all without you having to leave our office. 

This means that dental restorations are faster and more convenient. You don’t have to miss work going to multiple dentist appointments.

3. Less prep needed

Before any tooth receives a dental crown, it’s prepped to better support the new crown. This process is called trimming, and all teeth must be trimmed before the permanent crown is placed. Same-day crowns, however, don’t require as much trimming. 

4. No gagging on messy impressions

One of the biggest advantages of same-day crowns is that you can bypass the physical impressions. 

Molds, or impressions, create a replica of your teeth, but the process can feel awkward, especially if you have a strong gag reflex. Dr. Palmieri uses state-of-the-art 3D scans to generate an accurate image of your tooth without the need for any impression material

5. No temporary crown

When you receive a same-day crown, you receive the permanent prosthetic, not a temporary one. Temporary crowns are only meant to be used for a short time, and unfortunately, they’re more prone to damage, particularly if you eat hard or sticky foods. 

Same-day crowns eliminate this risk since you don’t need a temporary crown at all.

If you’d like to learn more about same-day crowns, call our office at 704-247-6336 or book your visit online.

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