If you need a dental crown to restore a badly damaged or infected tooth, your dentist may have mentioned same-day crowns.
And that piqued your interest.
What are they, how do they differ from regular crowns, and are they right for you?
This short article from Suncoast Dental Center can help you find out the answers to all of your questions.
As the name suggests, same-day crowns, also known as CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) are crowns that can be designed, manufactured, and placed within the same dental appointment.
Here's what the process looks like:
This entire process takes about two hours and you can go home with a new crown and a restored smile within the same day.
While both traditional crowns and same-day crowns in Naples can be effective restorative solutions, the fabrication process and in some instances the materials too can differ.
In the case of regular crowns, the dentist takes a physical impression of the tooth using a mold material. This impression is then sent to a dental laboratory, where technicians create the custom crown based on the dentist's specifications. This process usually takes a few weeks, unlike same-day crowns which can be ready in a couple of hours.
As far as materials go, traditional crowns can be made from porcelain, gold, or other metal alloys. Some of these materials, like gold, cannot be used for same-day crowns, which are usually made from ceramic or other materials that can be milled or 3D printed.
Here's what to consider to make an educated decision:
If you're still uncertain about what to choose, schedule an appointment with Suncoast Dental Center and discuss your options at length with Dr. Landon Lowell.
Send us a message online to request your appointment.