If you have a damaged tooth, your dentist may recommend a crown to solve the problem. That’s all well and good, and you’re thankful the tooth is fixable. But many people who get a crown just might wonder if there’s a better way.
It turns out there is.
At Silicon Valley Dental Associates in Sunnyvale, California, we offer same-day crowns that eliminate the hassle of multiple visits to the dentist. And same-day crowns are just as good as traditional crowns.
Here are three essential benefits of same-day crowns.
1. They save you time
Crowns are a go-to solution for chipped, cracked, discolored, or otherwise damaged teeth. A crown is a ceramic cap in the shape of your damaged tooth that fits right over it to give the tooth strength and protection.
Traditional crowns require at least two visits to the dentist’s office — the first to examine your tooth and take impressions of it to send to a dental lab for manufacture. At your second visit a couple of weeks later, your dentist bonds the crown to your tooth.
Thanks to advanced technology, CEREC same-day crowns can now be made on-site, right in the Silicon Valley Dental Associates office.
In one visit, we take the impressions, create the crown on the CEREC milling machine, and bond the crown to your tooth. The entire process only takes 2-3 hours. You can go home with no return visit necessary.
2. They get you back to normal quickly
Depending on how your tooth is damaged, you might be having trouble eating or talking, in pain, or worried about your appearance.
If you’re expecting a traditional crown, you also may be worried about the appearance and functionality of the temporary crown you must wear between appointments.
Same-day crowns eliminate all these concerns. You walk into the office with a tooth causing issues, and you walk out with the problem solved. You’re back to normal and didn’t have to wait two extra weeks.
3. They give you great functionality
You may think that same-day crowns aren’t as high quality as traditional crowns, but that’s not the case.
They’re made from ceramic that can withstand the forces of chewing and biting, and they mimic the color and light-reflecting qualities of enamel. No one can tell the difference between your crown and your natural teeth.
Same-day crowns cost about the same as traditional crowns and can last 10-15 years if you practice good oral hygiene.
If you have a damaged tooth that needs a crown, Silicon Valley Dental Associates may have the answer for you. Call our Sunnyvale office at 408-659-3661 or book online today.