If you’re searching for a quick way to restore damaged or deeply stained teeth, same day dental crowns are a great option to consider. There are many reasons to smile about this modern alternative to traditional dental crowns. Call Dr. Roberto Palmieri and the Palmieri Dentistry team in Mooresville, North Carolina for an appointment or book one online.
Sometimes called chair-side crowns, same day dental crowns are natural-looking restorative caps made and applied in just one sitting, instead of over two office visits.
Designed to replicate your teeth’s original look and function, dental crowns are fabricated from porcelain, resin, or metals (like stainless steel or gold).
However, most same day crowns are full dental caps and made from ceramic. Ceramic is an excellent cosmetic choice, moderately strong, and somewhat stain-resistant, but isn’t quite as durable as porcelain or metal.
On top of treating at least one cause of toothaches, there’s a lot to love about every kind of dental crown:
At first, the procedure for same day dental crowns is the same as traditional ones: Dr. Palmieri administers local anesthesia to numb the area. If needed, he applies some dental filling for restorative purposes and scores the tooth for better bonding.
Instead of using putty to make a physical impression of your teeth and making a temporary crown, Dr. Palmieri takes a 3D digital scan and uses a CAD-CAM machine to fabricate a highly customized ceramic crown in just minutes.
After a quick bonding and cleaning, you’re finished. The entire procedure usually takes no more than a couple hours on the same visit.
The injection of local anesthesia can cause slight pain very briefly, but then your mouth quickly goes numb. You may also experience minor discomfort in the hours after the anesthesia wears off.
It’s uncommon, but the procedure could irritate your oral nerves and require a root canal if your teeth are severely weakened.
Compared to conventional dental crowns, there are many advantages of same day dental crowns:
To see if same day dental crowns are right for you, call or book an appointment online now.