A crown is a very useful dental device that is designed to protect a tooth that has decayed or broken to the point where a normal filling is insufficient. When a crown procedure is performed, the tooth will be cleaned of decay and prepared for the application of a permanent crown that is typically applied during a second appointment several days or weeks later.
However, this process can be a bit inconvenient, so many dentists offer same-day crown procedures because they have purchased the crown fabrication equipment to use in their office rather than ordering from a dental lab. Listed below are just two of the many reasons to ask for a same-day crown.
Relief From A Temporary Crown
A temporary crown is often a very frustrating and uncomfortable device to have to wear, especially when you will have to wear it for days or weeks while waiting for your permanent crown to be delivered to your dentist. With a same-day crown, temporary crowns become unnecessary, which means that you do not have to worry about the fairly fragile temporary crown falling off or breaking. This is useful because when a temporary crown breaks or falls off you cannot simply ignore it; you will have to go back to your dentist and have a new one put on, which can be frustrating if you have a busy work schedule.
In addition, when you do not have to wear a temporary crown, you can avoid the discomfort that a loose temporary crown can cause. For example, a loose temporary crown can shift a lot and scratch your gums or let liquids get under it to reach your exposed tooth and nerves. Sure, temporary crowns are never meant to be permanent solutions, but there is really no reason to deal with them at all when same-day crowns are available.
Easier To Fit Into Your Schedule
Since normal crown procedures typically require at least two appointments to complete, they can be very hard for someone to fit into their schedule if they have hectic work schedules, family obligations, or simply need to be in class. A same-day crown lets you get around that issue by letting you get the crown in a single sitting, which makes it much easier and more likely that you will be able to fit the procedure into your schedule.
Make an appointment with your dentist today in order to discuss the benefits of a same-day crown. These crowns can help you alleviate the discomfort of the crown procedure by eliminating temporary crowns from the process while also allowing you to more easily fit the procedure into your schedule.
For more information on dental crowns and other options, talk with a dentist, such as those at Marinak and Glossner, D.D.S., P.C. .