Same-Day Crowns in Attleboro, MA
Attleboro Family Dental Care provides same-day crowns in Attleboro, MA. Call 508-552-4222 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
In the past, dental crowns required two separate appointments—one to prepare your tooth for a crown and another to place the crown on your tooth. Between these two appointments was a weeks’ long wait in which your crown would be fabricated by a dental laboratory. Now, same-day crowns give us the ability to prepare your tooth and place your permanent restoration all in a single appointment.
We use computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing technology to design and fabricate crowns right in our office. The process begins with digital impressions, which allow us to create a crown that matches the size and shape of your natural tooth. Next, your tooth is prepared for your crown by removing areas of decay and damage. Another set of impressions is taken to ensure that your crown fits flush against the prepared tooth. A milling machine fabricates your crown from a tooth-colored ceramic material, then it is bonded into place.
Same-day crowns offer all of the benefits of traditional crowns without the hassle of multiple office visits and having to wait weeks for your permanent restoration to be ready.
Frequently Asked Questions About Same-Day Crowns
How long does a same-day crown take?
The entire same-day crown process, including preparing your tooth, milling the crown, and placing it on your tooth, takes about two hours from start to finish.
Are same-day crowns as good as traditional crowns?
Yes, same-day crowns are strong, durable, and realistic. They restore function and appearance to your damaged tooth just as well as a traditional crown, but by eliminating the usual wait time involved, same-day crowns are a better option because they don’t leave your tooth vulnerable to damage or decay with a temporary restoration.
How long do same-day crowns last?
A typical same-day crown lasts 7 to 10 years, but with proper care and maintenance, they can last decades before needing replacement.
Are same-day crowns more expensive?
No, same-day crowns usually cost around the same amount as a traditional crown, depending on the materials being compared.
Are same-day crowns good for molars?
Yes, in most cases, same-day crowns are a great choice for molars. The exception to this is for patients who have severe teeth grinding habits. If you grind your teeth while you sleep, a gold or metal alloy crown may be a better option for your needs.
Is it painful to get a same-day crown?
Getting a same-day crown is no more painful than getting a dental filling. Local anesthetic injections are used to numb your tooth and the tissue surrounding it while it’s being prepared for your crown.
Call 508-552-4222 to schedule your appointment.