Your teeth are a direct reflection of your overall health and can make or break your confidence. Proper dental care is necessary to ensure that your teeth are healthy and clean. Unfortunately aging, injuries, and lifestyle choices can have a negative impact on the crowns of your teeth.
Same-day crowns are an excellent way to remedy this issue in a cost-efficient way. The procedure is not overly time consuming, and the results are amazing. At Dental Solutions of Binghamton, our team is proud to offer the CEREC same-day crown procedure. Our patients love the convenience of a one-visit restoration. They are more comfortable during the visit as CEREC does not require impressions or temporaries and delivers a highly aesthetic and long-lasting result.
Here are some frequently asked questions which can help you decide if same-day crowns are an option for you. should be an option to consider.
What are Same-Day Crowns?
The name—same-day crown—is self-explanatory. Unlike conventional dental crowns which require at least two appointments, you can get these in a single day. In fact, the entire process usually takes between 60 and 90 minutes!
Same-day crowns are created in the Dental Solutions’ office making more than one visit unnecessary. You come in and we take the measurements, create the crowns, and fit them all in one visit. This makes same-day crowns incredibly time efficient.
Are Same-Day Crowns Durable?
Like conventional dental crowns, same-day crowns are also primarily made of porcelain which makes them as strong as real teeth and requires the same amount of upkeep, so you do not have to make any changes to your current dental care routine.
The similarities do not stop there. Damage from biting down on things that are too hard can still damage your crowns and they can still stain from things like coffee and smoking. However, with diligent care of your crowns, they can last for 15 years or more, like conventional dental crowns.
How Well Do Same-Day Crowns Fit?
Since same-day crowns use digital scanning and computer-aided design technology, they fit exceptionally well! A digital scanner that is a few centimeters in size, is passed over the teeth for the measurements, and the final product is made to fit perfectly. Depending on the formation of your teeth, same-day crowns may fit better than traditional crowns.
Is Getting a Same-Day Crown Placement Painful?
Not at all! The entire process is quite pain-free. It is more comfortable than traditional crown placement and if any tooth-decay, our team will administer an anesthetic while your tooth is cleaned. There is also less risk of infection due to the fast restoration of tooth integrity.
At Dental Solutions of Binghamton, we have in-house CEREC 3D technology available to you which makes your same-day crown restoration possible. A 3-D print will be taken to design your tooth, and the final procedure takes less than thirty minutes. The restoration crown is designed on the monitor of the CEREC acquisition unit. Your new crown is created from ceramic material that is shaped, polished and shaded to match the color of your natural teeth. You will leave our office with a new tooth that looks nearly identical to your original tooth.
At Dental Solutions of Binghamton, we also offer several other cosmetic and restoration dentistry services to help you smile confidently. Call us today to schedule your smile restoration consultation with one of the prosthodontists on our team, Dr. Ronald Sambursky, Dr. Fritz Zietsman and Dr. David DiPalma.