If you have a badly broken, weakened or severely decayed tooth that can’t be salvaged, then you’ll need a dental crown to restore it. Typically, the process takes at least two visits to complete, but your dentist in Columbus understands that your time is valuable to you. Thus, he offers the benefits of same day crowns. Read on to learn how the process works and why it’s a better fit for you!
What’s a Crown?
Royalty is always denoted by the crown that rests upon their head. The same applies to your teeth. The crown covers the precious materials that lies inside the tooth like the nerves, canals and roots.
The part of the tooth that’s visible above the gumline, the crown defends the digit from the dynamic and volatile environment of the mouth. Thus, when it fails, it’s important to replace it.
How the Same Day Crown Process Works
Your dentist uses a computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD/CAM) system called E4D to plan, prepare and place a dental crown in a single-visit, two-hour process. A high-grade, tooth-colored ceramic material is used to create your restoration.
Here are the steps to the process:
- Anesthesia – Before any work is done, your dentist will apply anesthesia to numb the area.
- Decay Removal – The next step is to remove any decayed material (if necessary).
- Enamel Removal – A small amount of enamel will be removed to allow the crown to fit properly with your other teeth.
- Digital Scan – Within seconds, using the CAD design technology, your dentist will scan your tooth and create a blueprint that will be sent to the in-office milling machine.
- Crown Crafting – Your new crown will be crafted in a short period of time, a part of the process that is typically left to an in-network lab.
- Crown Placement – After the crown is crafted, your dentist will place the new fixture.
In one office visit, your tooth will be completely restored!
How This Process Benefits You
There are several benefits of same day crowns in Columbus. For one, you won’t have to worry about scheduling a second visit to come back into the office. Additionally, you’ll save money because your restoration won’t have to be sent to a lab for fabrication.
A final benefit is that with your dentist overseeing every aspect of the crown’s creation, there is more quality control. Thus, you can have even more confidence in the effectiveness and safety of the restoration you’ll be receiving.
So if you’re ready to give your tooth the royal treatment with a crown restoration, then contact your local dentist to schedule a consultation.
About the Author
A graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Dr. Eric Buck has remained at the forefront of the latest technological advancements throughout his career. To expand his knowledge, he takes continuing education courses annually, which allows him to provide patients with the absolute best in dental care. Dr. Buck restores teeth with same day crowns at Creative Smiles, and he can be reached for more information through his website.