We strive to bring our patients the most convenient and cutting-edge treatments available. Occasionally, a new treatment arrives and is so revolutionary it is a game-changer. Same day crowns are one such treatment.
For decades, traditional crowns helped patients keep their natural tooth despite injury or infection. A traditional crown is still a viable option for patients. Our dentist in San Francisco is proud to offer our patients the option of choosing same-day crowns.
Many patients ask our staff what makes same-day crowns superior to traditional crowns. An important difference is in the making of the crown as well as how long the entire procedure takes.
Patients getting a traditional crown will visit our office a minimum of three times before the process is complete.
• On the first visit, our dentist will examine you, confirm that you need a crown and create a care plan.
• Your second visit is for preparing the tooth for the crown and making an impression of the tooth. A dental technician in an offsite lab uses the impression when making the crown. The time between tooth preparation and installing the crown is normally about two weeks. During that time, you will wear a temporary crown to protect your tooth.
• Once our office receives the crown, you will make your third visit to our office. At this time, our dentist permanently attaches your crown, and the procedure is complete.
It is easy to see why getting same-day crowns is a smart choice. The amount of time saved is tremendous. This is especially important to our busy patients who struggle to fit a dental visit into their jam-packed days.
Additionally, because CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/ computer-aided manufacturing) is the method we use to make your crown in our office, the result is a highly detailed and exceptionally comfortable crown that will protect your tooth.
If you believe you could benefit from same-day crowns, please feel free to contact our office for more information. Our staff can also set up a no-obligation consultation where you can ask questions and learn more about how same-day crowns can help you.