Same-day crowns are dental crowns that can be fabricated and placed in a single dental appointment. A dental crown covers a tooth to restore its function and appearance after it has been damaged by decay or trauma. Traditionally, dental crowns took several weeks to be made in a laboratory. With advanced technology, dental crowns can now be crafted in the dental office using CAD/CAM software.
At Sunrise Dental of Federal Way, we create your restoration on-site using our advanced in-office milling machine. With same-day crowns, the entire process is completed in a single visit, saving time and eliminating the need for temporary crowns. This digital technology makes the process faster and more efficient. Additionally, we’ll use a digital scanner to capture images of your tooth so that the crown can perfectly match your smile’s shape and color.
Why Should I Consider Getting a Crown?
Crowns are most often used for restorative or cosmetic purposes, such as to cover teeth that are discolored, worn-down, broken, chipped, misaligned, misshapen, or have noticeable gaps between teeth. Some patients need crowns to protect weak teeth from fracturing or breaking, especially after root canal therapy.
We sometimes recommend crowns for teeth with large cavities that no longer support a conventional filling. If you have a cavity that’s too large for a filling, we may place a crown over the decayed area to keep it from worsening.
Crowns are strong enough to withstand the daily wear and tear of chewing food and other oral functions.
The Benefits of Same-Day Crowns
One of the primary benefits of same-day crowns is the time they save. With traditional crowns, the process typically involves multiple dental appointments over several weeks. With same-day crowns, the entire procedure, from preparation to placement, is completed in a single dental visit. This eliminates the need for temporary crowns and reduces the overall treatment time.
Same-day crowns offer a high level of comfort for patients. Since the crowns are designed and fabricated on-site, there is no need for follow-up appointments or additional visits to the dental office. This particularly benefits individuals with busy schedules or difficulty making multiple dental appointments.
Same-day crowns provide immediate restoration for damaged or decayed teeth. The dentist in Federal Way, WA prepares the tooth, designs the crown, and fabricates it all in one appointment. This means patients can leave the dental office with a fully functional and aesthetically pleasing crown on the same day without waiting for a laboratory to create the restoration.
Same-day crowns are typically made from high-quality ceramic materials that closely resemble the natural appearance of teeth. The crown's color, shape, and texture can be customized to match the patient's existing teeth, providing a seamless and natural-looking restoration.
Same-day crowns are made from strong and durable ceramic materials that withstand normal biting and chewing forces. With proper care and maintenance, they can last many years, providing long-term functional and aesthetic benefits. Visit Sunrise Dental of Federal Way at 33600 6th Ave S #102, Federal Way, WA 98003, or call (253) 838-3232 to learn more about same-day crowns.