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How Long Do Same-Day Dental Crowns Take?

June 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — westarvada @ 7:01 am
Same-day dental crown being milled

Dental crowns are one of the most popular styles of dental treatment, but for years they have had a pretty significant drawback—namely, that it takes several weeks for them to be crafted in a lab.

Same-day dental crowns have revolutionized the industry by allowing dentists to make use of this treatment without needing to wait for lab-produced restorations. They can be made in-office the day you show up, but if you’re wondering exactly how long that appointment would take, here’s what you should know.

How Long Do Same-Day Dental Crowns Take?

Getting a same-day dental crown only takes a single appointment, but that may naturally cause you to wonder exactly how long that appointment will take.

Even in the context of a same-day procedure, you would probably be pleasantly surprised at the treatment’s speed. The entire process of crafting a dental crown should only take around an hour or two to finish.

What Does Getting a Same-Day Crown Entail?

In many ways, getting a same-day crown won’t be all that much different from any other kind of dental crown. Your dentist will take sophisticated impressions of your teeth, taking note of the shape and color of the tooth to be covered.

They’ll then feed these designs into the milling machine, which will turn these notes into instructions for the machine to use on a blank piece of ceramic in order to turn it into a complete dental crown. If you’re interested, you can even watch the dental crown be milled.

Why Does This Speed Matter?

Obviously, a treatment that’s a little bit more convenient is appealing, but in the case of same-day crowns in particular, having crowns get made within a single appointment offers some very specific benefits.

The biggest thing is that same-day crowns eliminate the need for temporary restorations. That means that you don’t have to spend any time worrying about whether your temporary crown is secure in place, or whether you have to adopt a soft food diet. Once the appointment is over you can feel completely confident in your smile.

About the Author

Dr. Jeramiah Paylor is a native of Colorado, and it’s enormously gratifying for him to be able to see his community grow over time. The same is true for his patients—he loves being able to see them and their smiles change over the years, keeping them as healthy as possible. Dr. Paylor received his dental degree from the University of Colorado, and since then he has studied extensively with the Scottsdale Center and SPEAR Education.

If you have any questions about same-day dental crowns, he can be reached at his website or by phone at (720) 776-4900.

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