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Same Day Crowns vs. Traditional Crowns

25 May,2020

Same Day Crowns vs. Traditional Crowns

Dental crowns can be recommended for a variety of reasons, including restoring chipped or cracked teeth, strengthening weakened teeth, or altering a tooth's appearance. If your dentist recommends having a crown fitted to treat your dental issue, they may offer you the choice between same day crowns and traditional crowns. This blog post takes a look at both options in greater detail.

Same Day Crowns

If your dentist recommends same day crowns, they can be designed and manufactured in just one single visit. After your dentist has taken an impression of your tooth, they will create a custom made dental crown for you by using the CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) system at their clinic.

This technology uses both 3D imaging software and a milling machine to produce a crown made out of ceramic that will match your tooth’s natural colour. When the crown is ready, your dentist will make any necessary adjustments, check that it fits properly, and bond it into place; all of this usually happens on the same day.

It should be noted that same day crowns are not appropriate for everyone. Your dentist will inform you if same day crowns are a suitable option for your situation, and they will also explain the costs and any potential risks involved.

Traditional Crowns

If your dentist determines that you should get a traditional crown, they will first have to reduce the size of your tooth so they can take an impression of it in order to design the crown. This will be manufactured at an off-site dental laboratory and can take a week or more to get to the clinic. During this period, you will have to wear a temporary crown until your next appointment, when your permanent crown will be checked and bonded into position.

Traditional dental crowns can be made from different materials that can impact their appearance, strength, cost and lifespan. The options available include ceramic, metal, and porcelain fused to metal crowns.

Book an Appointment with Our Melbourne CBD Dentist

Has your tooth become chipped or cracked? Get in touch with Dental on Clarendon by calling (03) 9690 3285 to book an appointment. We can help you decide whether you should get traditional or same day crowns to restore the function and appearance of your smile.

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