Most Americans persistently feel under the pressure of time. In 2016, a Pew survey showed that six out of ten working parents “always” feel rushed. This perception has become so pervasive that researchers have developed a term for it: time famine.
So it stands to reason that you should take advantage of anything that gives you more time. In dental care, one modern advancement which saves a ton of time is same-day dental crowns. Instead of multiple visits with a long wait in between, you can restore a tooth with a dental crown all in one appointment, start to finish.
Reasons You May Need a Dental Crown
The reasons that a tooth may require a dental crown are numerous. Playing sports, car accidents, and other events often cause fractures, chips, and tooth breakage. In addition, untreated cavities can weaken tooth structure at multiple points. If no other procedure can repair a damaged tooth, Dr. John Chen will likely recommend a dental crown complete on the same day.
Dental crowns protect your damaged tooth by creating a complete cover that caps a tooth to the gumline. As a result, your crown will resemble your tooth before it was damaged so that it may fit into your smile smoothly and seamlessly.
How We Finish a Dental Crown in One Day
To design and fabricate your dental crown in our office, we use the E4D dental system. This process uses digital images and laser technology to make incredibly accurate measurements of your teeth. Next, we input these digital measurements into special software, which creates a 3D model. From that model, we mill your dental crown while you wait.
Benefits of Same-Day Dental Crowns
With our E4D system, here are a few of the hassles you’ll avoid:
- No second appointment for final crown placement
- No temporary crown which may fit poorly
- No messy, inaccurate impressions
- No multiple weeks wait for the lab to build your dental crown
- Better likelihood the crown fits perfectly
If something were to go wrong with your same-day crown, we could make the corrections in our office. We will make every effort to achieve the restoration that lasts for years.
Same-Day Dental Crowns in Aurora, CO
We all have busy lives, which makes any way to save time incredibly valuable. If you want to learn more, the caring staff at Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics are ready to answer your questions and schedule an appointment today.