How Long Is the Process for Same-Day Dental Crowns?
When it comes to restoring your smile, the last thing you want to do is wait. At Dr. Monica Gobran & Associates in Worcester, MA, we understand the importance of efficiency and convenience in dental treatments. If you're in need of dental crowns, you may be wondering how long the process takes. Below, we will explore the timeline for same-day dental crowns, the benefits they offer, who is a candidate for crowns, and the longevity of dental crowns.
Who is a candidate for dental crowns?
Dental crowns are a versatile restorative option that can help to address a wide range of concerns, including:
- Teeth with significant decay or damage that cannot be repaired with fillings or other conservative treatments
- Teeth that have undergone root canal therapy, as they may become weak and require additional support and protection
- Teeth with cosmetic imperfections, such as severe discoloration, misalignment, or irregular shape
- Teeth with large fillings that need to be replaced or strengthened
Is it possible to get crowns in a single appointment?
With advanced technology and techniques, same-day dental crowns allow you to receive your restoration in just a single visit to our office. At Dr. Monica Gobran & Associates, we utilize CEREC® technology, which enables us to design, create, and place your dental crown in a single appointment. The process for placing a CEREC same-day crown typically involves the following steps:
Consultation and preparation
During your initial visit, Dr. Gobran will evaluate your oral health and determine if you're a suitable candidate for dental crowns. If crowns are recommended, the tooth receiving the crown will be prepared by removing any decay or damaged structure.
Instead of traditional messy impressions, we use a digital scanner to capture precise images of your teeth. This technology allows for accurate measurements and gets rid of the need for uncomfortable putty impressions and biting into a mold.
Crown design and creation
Using advanced computer-aided design software, our dental team will create a 3D virtual model of your tooth. This digital model serves as a blueprint for crafting your custom crown. The design is then sent to an in-house milling machine that fabricates your restoration from high-quality ceramic material.
Once your crown is ready, Dr. Gobran will carefully place and bond it to your tooth. The crown is meticulously adjusted to ensure a proper fit and a natural-looking appearance. With same-day crowns, you can leave our office with a restored smile in just a single visit.
How long does it take to get CEREC crowns?
In most cases, the entire visit for same-day crowns lasts just about two hours, with the actual creation of the crown taking only 15 minutes. This provides a much more convenient alternative to traditional crowns, which typically require a minimum of two appointments over the course of several weeks or months.
What are the benefits of same-day crowns?
Choosing same-day dental crowns offers a number of exciting advantages, including:
- Can be completed in a single visit, saving valuable time
- No need to wear temporary crowns
- Patients do not have to bite into an uncomfortable, messy mold for impressions
- CEREC crowns are made from high-quality materials and are long-lasting
- The patient’s natural tooth color can be matched for natural-looking results
- The CEREC technology can be used to create bridges, inlays, onlays, veneers, and other types of restorations
Get the same-day smile you deserve with CEREC dental crowns in Worcester, MA
If you're seeking a convenient and efficient solution for your dental restoration needs, same-day dental crowns at Dr. Monica Gobran & Associates in Worcester, MA may be right for you. To learn more about how you can get beautiful, long-lasting dental crowns in just two hours or less, call to schedule your consultation with Dr. Monica Gobran today.