Posted on: 28 December 2015
Crowns can often be a bit of a hassle to get, mostly because traditional crowns will often require multiple appointments before the procedure is complete. However, many dentists have chosen to purchase the necessary tools to fabricate same-day crowns within their offices. Listed below are just two of the great benefits provided by opting for a same-day crown.
Trying to find time to get a traditional crown can be more than a bit difficult for anyone that has a busy work or home life. It can be very hard to convince your boss to let you take time off in the middle of the work day at least twice in the space of a few weeks to complete the process. This is necessary for a crown procedure as you will need to visit the dentist to have your tooth prepared for the crown and then go in again a week or more later in order to have the final crown applied.
However, you do not need to worry about asking for time off multiple times or to find a babysitter for your kids more than once during a same-day crown procedure. Since the dentist can fabricate your crown in the office, he or she can typically apply the permanent crown as soon as your tooth is treated and shaped for the crown. This is great as you will not have to risk inconveniencing your boss or coworkers too much.
Another reason to consider a same-day crown is simply because it can be quite a bit less painful than a traditional crown procedure. This is because the fact that you do not need to wait several days or weeks between steps in the crown process completely negates the need for a temporary crown.
Temporary crowns are used to protect your tooth after your initial appointment until your final crown arrives and is applied. Unfortunately, temporary crowns will often not fit all that well which can lead to liquids and food getting under it and reaching your exposed nerves and causing pain.
In addition, an ill-fitting temporary crown is going to be prone to shifting around. This shifting can lead to the temporary crown scratching your gums or the inside of your cheeks. Sure, this type of crown is only meant to be worn for a short period of time, but it can be quite miserable for that short period of time.
Contact a dentist like Four Corners Dental Group and ask about a same-day crown today. These types of crowns can make the entire crown procedure more comfortable and convenient for you.Share