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Same Day Crowns

We Provide Caring, Comprehensive Dental Services

Our experienced team of general dentists provides comprehensive dental services to patients of all ages. From routine cleanings to preventive dental care, we’ve got you covered!

What Are Same Day Crowns?

Dentists have come up with something that is a blessing for many busy individuals: same-day dental crowns.

Whether you have been given short notice to appear as a guest on television or need to look great at your next interview, these quick dental crown procedures will allow you to walk out of the dentist's office with an instant fix. The obvious advantages are time-saving and convenience--but there are other benefits that make this procedure very popular. 

Same-day dental crowns are made possible through the use of highly advanced technology that utilizes computerized 3D scans in order to reconstruct your entire, ceramic crown within one visit. This technology is quite impressive and Dr. Zhang is happy to introduce it to his patients as a convenient alternative to traditional crowns without having to schedule an appointment just so you can have your temporary crown removed and replaced.

 

Benefits of Same Day Crowns

Restore Function 

Your teeth affect your smile, how you talk, and your eating habits. If you get temporary crowns while waiting for a dental lab to design the permanent crowns, you have to be very careful when talking or eating in order to protect them from falling off! This is never an issue with same-day crowns.

Prevent Decay

During the process of traditional crowns, a temporary crown is created with resin. These temporary fixes are not custom fit for comfort and can fall off, or become loose allowing for food particles or bacteria to cause further decay. If the crown falls off, there's also potential for more damage to the tooth if you don't have time to come and get it repaired. Same day crowns are custom designed for your smile, and will protect your tooth from decay.

Comfort

With Glidewell, you don't have to wear a temporary crown while waiting for the lab to create your custom-fitted crown. The precision of this system often allows us more of your natural tooth and less removal during treatment. There are no dental impressions with Glidewell, which is great because nobody likes those goopy impressons. Dr. Zhang will be able to measure and design your new customized crown right in the office.

Time & Money

Time is money! With Glidewell crowns, you can avoid time wasted with two appointments and the wait for a dental lab to create your crown.

Glidewell Crowns VS Traditional Crowns

During a traditional crown visit, the doctor will complete any needed procedures like a root canal. Then, impressions are taken to send to a lab to create the crown and a temporary crown is fitted to your tooth. After about 2 weeks, when the permanent fixture arrives, you will come back in and have the temporary fix removed and replaced with the permanent crown. With a same day crown treatment, all of these steps are completed within a couple of hours! 

Same day crowns are made from ceramic, while traditional crowns are usually metal or porcelain. Ceramic is slightly less durable than traditional materials but can last just as long with proper care.

If the damage to your tooth is extreme, traditional crowns may have to be used. Otherwise, Glidewell crowns are a great alternative for most treatments!

Same Day Crowns FAQ

How Long Do They Last?

With proper care and maintenance, Glidewell crowns will last an average of 10 to 15 years on average, but they can last much longer than this. Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day, floss at least once a day, and go to the dentist for oral exams or dental cleanings every six months in order to lengthen the lifespan of your crown.

Are They Better Than Traditional Crowns?

Glidewell crowns are an excellent option for many patients. But there are still some circumstances in which a traditional metal or gold crown would be the better choice. For example, people who grind their teeth usually prefer metal or gold crowns because they're stronger and more durable than Glidewell ones. That being said, most patients enjoy the convenience and aesthetics over traditional options for their own reasons!

 

Can Glidewell Do Bridges?

Yes, we can use Glidewell technology to fabricate restorations for dental bridges.

Our Services

Bay Star Dental is now open for clinical appointments

(cleanings, fillings, crowns, implants, extractions).

Working Hours

MON: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
TUES: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
WED: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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FRI: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SAT: CLOSED
SUN: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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