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How do Same-Day Crowns Differ From Traditional Crowns?

By: Dr. Carolyn B. Walker


Crowns cover a damaged tooth when it cannot be restored with a filling or other dental treatment. Traditionally, patients wear a temporary crown while waiting for the new one to be made in a lab. Now, same-day crowns offer a faster, more convenient alternative for patients at Pipe Creek Dental Center.

So, how do same-day crowns work? Dr. Carolyn B. Walker can explain what happens during a dental consultation. Call now to book an appointment in Pipe Creek, TX, and you can get the smile you've always wanted.

All about dental crowns

You may have been told by your dentist that a dental crown is the best option for restoring a tooth, but why is that? Dental crowns offer both cosmetic and functional benefits for people with damaged teeth. They improve the appearance of a tooth, making it look more natural and aesthetically pleasing. Additionally, they provide protection and support for the remaining structure, preventing further damage.

Same-day crowns vs. traditional crowns

The difference between same-day crowns and traditional crowns is the amount of time it takes to complete the process. Conventional crowns require multiple appointments — one to prepare the tooth and take impressions, and another to place the crown. This means patients have to wear a temporary dental restoration until their next appointment.

Another key difference is the creation process. Patients who get traditional crowns also need numbing injections before a drill is used to shape the affected tooth. Messy impressions are also taken to create a mold. This can be uncomfortable and time-consuming, especially for patients with dental anxiety.

On the other hand, same-day crowns are made using the advanced E4D treatment system. This technology allows Dr. Walker to scan the damaged tooth using digital technology, so no impressions are needed. The information is then sent to an on-site machine that creates the crown from a solid block of ceramic material.

Benefits of same-day crowns

The most obvious benefit of same-day crowns is the amount of time saved. With this technology, patients in Pipe Creek, TX no longer have to wait for their crowns to be made in a lab. Instead, they can walk out of our office with their new dental restoration right away. This makes it easier for people with busy schedules or those who live far away.

Same-day crowns also offer improved comfort. The digital scanning process removes the need for messy impressions, making the entire experience more seamless. Plus, same-day crowns don't require temporary crowns, meaning patients don't have to worry about discomfort while waiting for the new one.

In terms of durability and quality, same-day crowns are just as strong and long-lasting as traditional crowns. Dr. Walker uses high-quality materials and state-of-the-art technology to ensure excellent results. Our patients can enjoy a beautiful, natural-looking smile for years to come.

Get a healthier and happier smile with crowns

If you need a dental restoration but don't want to wait for traditional crowns, consider same-day crowns at Pipe Creek Dental Center. Dr. Carolyn B. Walker and our team are committed to providing efficient, high-quality care to patients in Pipe Creek, TX. Call now to book a consultation and learn about our unique processes. Take the first step and say hello to a healthier, happier smile today.

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