4 Ways Same-Day Crowns Are Different Than Traditional Crowns
Same-day crowns sound almost too good to be true.
Lucky for you, advancements in dental technology have made this REALITY!
With CEREC, you can have a beautiful new crown in just one visit – saving you time and money for everything else on your to-do list.
But what’s the difference between a CEREC crown and a traditional crown?
In this blog, we’ll show you the four significant differences between same-day crowns versus traditional crowns.
1. Same-day crowns are truly made in ONE visit!
Trying to balance time between work, family, friends, and taking care of yourself? As your dentist, we strive never to add to that burden.
When you need a new crown for a damaged tooth, it may feel impossible to make time for it. You’re thinking about the time you need to put aside for your dental visits – but it doesn’t have to be that way anymore!
… This text opens a new tab to the CEREC website… CEREC, aka “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics,” combines modern technology and dental craftsmanship to create your new dental crown in a single appointment.
During that same visit, we’ll:
- Use an intraoral camera to capture 3D digital images of your tooth
- Send those images to a CAD/CAM software machine to create a digital tooth restoration
- Use CEREC milling technology and a ceramic block to create a crown
- Shade match and place the crown on your tooth
On the other hand:
A traditional dental crown requires multiple appointments, and a lab will take around two weeks to craft it.
But with modern technology, time is no longer an issue!
2. You save more money with same-day crowns.
Not only do you save time, but you save money.
Same-day crowns generally are similar in cost to traditional crowns – but you’re no longer paying for multiple visits to the office.
The cost for dental crowns can depend on different factors, including:
- Number of teeth you need to be fixed
- Geographic location
- A dentist’s level of expertise
Dental crowns are already such an excellent investment, and now with same-day crowns, you’ll be showing off your new smile faster!
3. Your comfort comes first.
We want to maximize your comfort as much as possible, and that’s why we absolutely love the CEREC same-day crown procedure.
With only digital impressions needed to create your tooth restoration, we don’t need to use the goopy, messy impressions anymore!
The digital images are precise, allowing us to create a custom-fitted restoration for you.
The natural fit will have you smiling, laughing, and talking more than you ever did before.
4. Enjoy years of a beautiful smile with CEREC’s durability and strength.
Our dental office uses high-quality porcelain for your same-day crowns. It’s incredibly durable, and with proper oral care, it can last you for decades.
On the other hand, traditional lab-created crowns tend to be made from metal, which looks unnatural and could be an issue if you have any allergies.
Porcelain material is suitable for shade-matching your natural teeth, as well as restoring function.
Your new tooth will regain its former strength, as well as blending in perfectly with your surrounding teeth.
Ready for your beautiful new smile?
Find out if you’re a candidate for same-day crowns by scheduling an appointment with us today!
Creekside Dentistry happily offers CEREC same-day crowns as part of our services, as well as preventive, general, restorative, emergency, and cosmetic dentistry in Loganville, GA, and to our neighboring communities of Grayson and Monroe.