December 25, 2017
When it comes to restorative dentistry, no treatment is more versatile and time-tested than the dental crown. These little guys help replace missing teeth, mend broken ones, and conceal cosmetic imperfections. And when you can get a high-quality restoration made and placed in just one visit, there’s no denying the convenience of a same-day dental crown!
At Appalachian Dental Care, we know our patients lead busy lives, so it’s important to minimize the need for follow-up appointments and lengthy procedures while still providing excellent care. That’s why we’ve invested in a state-of-the-art CEREC milling device that creates dental restorations to your exact specifications in just a matter of minutes.
Read on for more information about same-day dental crowns in our Boone, NC office. Then, if you’re in need of high-quality restorative dental care, call us at 828-355-5673 to schedule an appointment.
What Is A Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a single tooth prosthetic that completely covers the visible portion of a tooth to restore its health and appearance.
When it comes to restorative dentistry, dental crowns are tiny powerhouses. They’re used for both cosmetic and restorative purposes, including:
- Repairing a broken or fractured tooth.
- Concealing discoloration.
- Reshaping short or misshapen teeth.
- Anchoring a dental bridge to replace one or more missing teeth.
- Restoring a dental implant to replace a single tooth.
The Advantage Of Same-Day Dental Crowns
At many dentists’ offices, getting a dental crown made and placed can take multiple appointments and several weeks. That’s because in many practices, dentists create a plan for a custom dental crown in-house but have to send it to an off-site laboratory to be made.
But that’s not the case at Appalachian Dental Care! We have the ability to both plan and create the dental restoration in-house, thanks to technological advances in computer-assisted dentistry.
Because we can prepare the tooth, plan your restoration, and create the dental crown in just a couple of hours, there’s no need for you to come back for a follow-up appointment to place the restoration! You’ll be able to come in with a damaged tooth and walk out the same day with a beautifully restored smile.
And if you’re concerned that a dental crown made in-house won’t be as good as one made in a lab, don’t worry. A recent review of scientific literature showed that when performed by a skilled dentist, producing and placing restorations using chair-side computer-aided design and manufacturing devices is “better than restorations made by conventional laboratory procedures.”
What’s The Process Of Getting A Same-Day Dental Crown?
When you come to Appalachian Dental Care for your same-day dental crown, we’ll first assess the health of the tooth. After determining that a dental crown is right for your, we’ll numb the area and prepare the tooth.
This involves removing a small part of the tooth structure to make room for your dental restoration. This sounds unpleasant, but because of the anesthesia, you most likely won’t feel any discomfort at all.
Then, we’ll create a series of digital images of the prepared tooth to guide the creation of your dental crown. Once, that’s complete, we’ll send this “blueprint” to our CEREC milling device, which will quickly carve your dental crown out of a block of material, like porcelain. This only takes a couple minutes, and then we’ll cement the dental crown in place. That’s it! It’s a quick and comfortable procedure.
How Much Does A Same-Day Dental Crown Cost?
The cost of a same-day dental crown is largely influenced by your specific needs, so it’s difficult to estimate how much it might cost. The best way to find out is to come in for a consultation.
However, we understand that the cost of treatment can be a major stressor for patients, and we never want you to be dissuaded from necessary dental care because of financial reasons.
That’s why we offer several convenient payment options, including:
- Most traditional dental insurance plans
- Visa, MasterCard, and Discover
- CareCredit (low-interest and sometimes interest-free credit lines for those who qualify)
If you have questions about your specific insurance plan or your individual case, just give us a call. Our friendly and compassionate administrative team would be happy to help you. We want you to feel great about your treatment every step of the way.
Experience The Convenience Of A Same-Day Dental Crown
Say goodbye to follow-up dental crown appointments and awkward-fitting temporary crowns! At Appalachian Dental Care, we’ll make and place your dental restoration quickly so you can get on with your life and not have to worry about dental imperfections.