Ask a Dentist: Do Same Day Crowns Last Long?

Same Day Crown Kennewick, WA

A same day crown enables dentists to restore a patient's damaged or decayed tooth during a single visit to the clinic, and it can last up to 25 years. The traditional way of placing crowns on teeth requires at least two trips to the dentist. The first visit is used to prepare the tooth being treated and take an impression, while the second visit is used to place the customized crown on the patient’s tooth.

Thanks to dental innovations, dentists can now make restorations like crowns in the clinics, enabling them to place restorations during a single visit. They do this with equipment that makes restorations out of ceramic blocks in as little as 20 minutes.

Restoring teeth with same day crowns

The process of placing a same day crown on a patient’s tooth shares many similarities with conventional restorations. The main difference is how the restorations are made. Instead of sending an impression of the patient’s tooth to a dental lab where crowns are made and waiting up to two weeks, the dentist can make the restoration in as little as 20 minutes.

The dentist first evaluates the patient to determine if a crown is the right solution for their issue.  Once crowns have been determined to be the right course of action, the dentist will prepare the patient’s tooth for a crown.

A local anesthetic is administered to numb the tooth so the patient does not feel pain as the dentist removes enamel from its sides. Digital images are then used to make a 3D model of the patient’s teeth. The model is projected to a screen that the dentist uses to design the patient’s crown. It is color-matched with the rest of the patient’s teeth, and the patient’s signs off on its design.

The data is then forwarded to a machine that makes crowns onsite. The machine carves out the patient’s restoration out of a solid ceramic block. The patient waits while their restoration is made, and the dentist cements the restoration on their tooth once it is ready.

The benefits of getting a same day crown include:

  • Patients only have to take time off obligations like work and school once
  • Same day crowns are made from ceramics that share similarities with natural teeth, like their translucence
  • Same day crowns are made to a higher level of precision than conventional crowns, so less enamel is removed while preparing the tooth
  • Same day crowns can last up to 25 years with good oral hygiene
  • A same day crown negates the need for temporary crowns
  • Same day crowns restore the appearance and function of damaged teeth

Get your crown

Our dentist can restore any damaged teeth that you have with crowns during a single trip to the clinic. Give us a call or stop by our Kennewick clinic to set up an appointment with our dentist.

Request an appointment here: https://www.gledhilldental.com or call Gledhill Dental at (509) 800-8410 for an appointment in our Kennewick office.

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