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The Pros and Cons of Same Day Crowns

18 December,2020

The Pros and Cons of Same Day Crowns

Do you need a dental crown to cover a damaged tooth, protect a weakened tooth or restore a stained or misshaped tooth? Recent advances in dental technologies have made it possible to create one or more crowns in a matter of hours rather than weeks. Same day crowns have many advantages that make them enticing, but there are also some disadvantages to consider before making a decision.To help you make an informed decision about whether same day crowns are right for you, Dental on Clarendon has put together this blog post containing some pros and cons.

What Are the Benefits?

Same day crowns are created and bonded within an hour or two, which means only one appointment is required as opposed to two or more. As well as being more convenient, this can also make them less expensive. They’re also more lifelike in appearance and feel because digital scanners are used to create highly accurate impressions that capture the smallest crevices and shape variances. Same day crowns also require fewer injections, which means less pain and discomfort. In addition, you won’t need a temporary crown that could potentially let in bacteria.

What Are the Downsides?

There are two major downsides to same day crowns. Firstly, they’re made from ceramic, which isn’t as strong or durable as other materials such as metal or porcelain. This means they tend to wear out more quickly and have a shorter lifespan. Proper care and maintenance is crucial to ensure they last as long as possible before a replacement is necessary. The second major disadvantage is that digital imaging scanners are limited in their ability to detect damage or issues that extend below the gum line. This makes it difficult to map the entirety of some teeth, in which case conventional crowns are preferable.

Learn More Today

If you want to learn more about the pros and cons of same day crowns, get in touch with the team at Dental on Clarendon who can answer your questions. You can reach us by calling (03) 9690 3285, sending an email or filling out our convenient online enquiry form for a prompt reply.

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