If you have had dental crowns in the past, then you may already be familiar with the technique used to create them. First, your dentist in Whitby must prepare the tooth before taking a detailed dental impression using mouth trays. Next, a temporary crown is fitted over the tooth, protecting it while the dental lab makes your permanent restoration. The whole process takes approximately two weeks and although you do receive a beautiful new crown, you will need to see your dentist at least twice.
If you have a busy life or are perhaps due to go on vacation, then having a temporary crown may not be convenient. While we still provide conventionally made dental crowns at Margolian Dentistry, we can offer you another option. This is to have your crown made and fitted all on the same day. The crowns created using this method do not compromise on quality as they are fabricated from strong, durable, solid porcelain.
How Is It Possible to Have a Beautiful New Crown on the Same Day?
To provide you with the very best possible service, Margolian Dentistry has invested in the most advanced digital technology, including an in-office milling machine. This is an amazing device and here is a brief overview explaining how we utilize this technology to create your new crown. Firstly, our dentist in Ajax will prepare your tooth, removing any damaged portions or decay and using local anesthetic to keep you comfortable. From then on things are a little different!
Instead of taking a conventional tray impression we digitally scan your teeth using a small camera that takes high-quality images of your teeth to create a virtual 3-D model. Using sophisticated software, our dentist will digitally design your crown before the design is sent to our on-site milling machine. Your new crown is milled from a solid block of pure porcelain that is pre-shaded in a color matching your natural tooth color. It doesn’t take too long to create your new crown, after which it is hand finished and polished, and it’s ready to fit in your mouth. Our dentist will try in your crown, ensuring it fits perfectly before permanently bonding it in place. That’s it! There’s no need for a temporary crown and no need to come and see us again until of course, you need a checkup.
What Are the Advantages of Having a Same-Day Crown?
The most obvious advantage is convenience as while conventional crowns are still a great option, temporary crowns do require a little extra care. While wearing a temporary crown you generally need to avoid very sticky or crunchy foods that could damage or dislodge the crown. With a same-day crown, this isn’t a problem. People who have a strong gag reflex or who struggle to have conventional impressions will appreciate having their teeth digitally scanned. This is an extremely comfortable procedure and our dentist can instantly check the scan to make sure it is accurate. Because your crown is created using CADCAM technology, you will receive a precision-made restoration that will fit extremely well, providing you with excellent aesthetics.
Is a Same-Day Crown Always the Best Option?
Often a same-day crown will be a great choice, but we still provide and frequently recommend conventionally made dental crowns in Oshawa. Sometimes choosing a hand-crafted restoration made by a skilled ceramist in the dental lab will provide a better outcome. This might be the case if you require a complex smile makeover and where multiple restorations are needed, sometimes using different materials and techniques.
Whichever option you choose, we will always ensure you receive a high-quality crown, so you can bite, chew, smile and talk comfortably and confidently.