When you have a severely damaged or decayed tooth, the amount of time it takes to fix it may make you hesitate to visit the dentist -- but don’t let it. With same day crowns in Evergreen, we can restore your smile with a beautiful, strong dental crown in a single workday. That means you won’t have to waste any extra vacation time or sick leave to have your tooth repaired. And we know that is worth so much! Keep reading to find out more about this treatment, including just how we can restore a tooth on the same day, and whether or not the same day crown is right for your smile.
Your dentist may recommend a dental crown for a tooth that has sustained more decay or damage than a simple filling can repair.
Some of the cases that may require a crown include:
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that is placed over the affected tooth. It fits tightly over tooth enamel which has been reshaped to accommodate the new layer. When cared for properly, most dental crowns can be expected to last for up to 20 years or even longer.
The traditional method of placing a dental crown requires two visits to the dentist and a week or more spent waiting in between. With a same day crown, we can eliminate the need for the long waiting periods and help you enjoy renewed smile health faster. This in-office technology known as glidewell.io™ uses CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and manufacturing) software to allow your dentist to plan for, prepare, and place a dental restoration over the course of just a few hours. The end result is a beautiful ceramic crown which has been customized to match your specific smile needs perfectly.
When you come in for your same day crown, we will begin with the preparation by making you feel completely comfortable and at ease. We will numb the area and can also provide sedation as needed. Once you are ready to begin, we will clean out the tooth and reshape it to make room for the new crown using special tools. Then, a digital scan of the tooth is created. With this information sent to our in-office software and machine, your dentist can begin creating and milling your new restoration! You will return in a few hours for a quality-check. After everything has been confirmed, the crown will be placed. And that’s it!
Take great care of your new crown to ensure that it lasts for as long as possible. Brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day, and floss between teeth daily. Pay special attention when cleaning the area at the base of the crown, as plaque and tartar may build up here. In the unlikely event that you start to notice a problem with the fit or comfort of your crown, don’t hesitate to let us know about it.
Your smile can be restored without long waiting times, thanks to advanced technology. You are invited to request an appointment for a same-day crown from your dentist in Evergreen today!