How Long Does a Same Day Crown Last?

You have a broken tooth, damaged dental work, chipped enamel, or worse. You have a big problem, no matter how you look at it. You need your tooth fixed right away, but is there anything you can do to get a solution immediately? Time to learn about same-day crowns from your Manhattan Beach dentist. This restoration is exactly what its name implies – and it delivers the long-term results you need.

Porcelain Crowns vs. Same Day Crowns

Both porcelain crowns and same day crowns are powerful dental restorations, but they differ in one major area – how long it takes to get the work done.

  • Traditional crowns are made in a dental lab.
  • Same day crowns are made in the dentist’s office using a CEREC machine.
  • It can take up to two weeks for a lab-made dental crown to be ready.
  • A same-day crown is created on-site in just one dental visit.
  • Both crowns are incredibly strong, sturdy, and durable.
  • Both types look just like natural teeth.

You’re not losing anything by opting for a same-day crown but you’re gaining time by getting a repair in one dental visit. If you’re concerned that “speeding up” the process could impact how long your crown lasts, don’t be.

How the Same-Day Crown Procedure Works

The process of fitting a patient with a same-day crown is very similar to how someone is fitted for a traditional porcelain crown. The biggest difference is that the technology to create the restoration is in your Manhattan Beach dentist’s office.

Here is how the procedure works:

  • The tooth in question is tapered so the new crown fits.
  • A handheld scanner takes an impression of your teeth so the crown can be created.
  • A milling machine receives the impression and precision software to fit the crown perfectly.
  • High-grade dental ceramic is used to craft the restoration.
  • The crown is put in place and checked for accurate fit and bite.
  • The restoration is bonded in place so it looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth.

How Long the Same-Day Crown Lasts

Dental crowns, done well, last five to 15 years, sometimes even longer. You aren’t getting a “cheap” restoration by getting a same-day crown. You’re getting convenience, speed, and a much-needed smile makeover in no time. The durability of your same-day crown and any other crown depends on:

  • Placing the crown perfectly in alignment with your bite
  • Using the proper bonding technique
  • The quality of the ceramic used to mill the crown
  • Your dentist’s skill and experience with CEREC technology

Make Your Crown Last for Decades

No matter what kind of dental restoration you undergo, any extra stress on it can cause wear and tear, cracks, or dislodging. So, while it’s up to your dentist to get it your CEREC crown right, it’s up to you as the patient to keep it working well with good oral hygiene and regular dental visits.

If you are interested in getting a crown on the same day you visit our dental office, or if you have a dental emergency that requires a same-day restoration, contact Beachside Smiles in Manhattan Beach to schedule your appointment. Our advanced training and expertise in the CEREC technology makes it possible for our cosmetic dentist to give you the smile makeover you need in no time.

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