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By Phil Hart, DDS
October 30, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Same Day Crowns  

Need crowns?

Same day crowns strengthen damaged teeth. Crowns are custom-made, durable caps that fit over teeth; same day dental crowns do the same, but instead of your Bartlett, TN, dentist taking an impression and sending it to a lab, they make it in their office.

More About Same Day Crowns

Same day crowns are made using advanced dental technology known as Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing, or CAD/CAM. The treatment saves you several trips to the dentist while still protecting the severely decayed teeth that need reinforcement. Crowns can also help with broken, or chipped teeth.

Same Day Crown Procedure

The CAD/CAM software designs teeth in a matter of minutes. It creates a mirror-image of the tooth on the opposite side of the one you need to be made. A milling machine receives the design and begins carving the tooth from a block of dental ceramic closely matching your own teeth. It takes about five minutes to create a natural-looking replacement.

Your Bartlett dentist fits the crown in your tooth to make sure it's the right size and color. The crown is then bonded and you're ready to go home.

Caring For Your Crowns

Same day crowns are also susceptible to cavities and tar buildup, so you must take proper care of them. Here are some tips:

  • Get professional dental cleanings and checkups every six months
  • Brush your teeth twice a day for two full minutes
  • Receive fluoride treatment and use fluoride-containing products
  • Floss at least once before bed to remove food debris
  • Stop chewing tobacco and smoking
  • Avoid drinking too much coffee and tea

Do You Need a Consultation?

If you were getting traditional crowns, you'd be forced to use a temporary crown until you eventually returned to your dentist for a permanent lab-made crown. Same day crowns help you avoid this hassle.

If you're in need of a crown, save time and money with same day crowns in our Bartlett, TN, office. Call (901) 386-9299 today to schedule a consultation!