By Franklin Family Dentistry
April 24, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Same-Day Crowns  

When you are dealing with a damaged or weakened tooth, it’s important that you turn to our Franklin, NY, family dentist, Dr. J. David dental-crownsFowler, right away for treatment. Often times, we decide to place a dental crown over the tooth to protect and preserve it. While traditional crowns require several trips to the office to install, we are now pleased to offer our patients dental crowns in one single trip! Read on to learn more!


What are same-day crowns?

Here in our Franklin dental office, we use CAD/CAM technology to design and create a dental crown in just a couple of hours. We do this by first taking photos of your tooth using a special camera. These images are then uploaded onto a computer to provide us with the exact tooth measurements we need to design your crown.

From there, we use special CAM technology to design and fabricate your crown right here in our office. Instead of turning to an outside dental lab to make your crowns, we now have the tools to make crowns, fillings, and veneers in-house!


Are same-day crowns different from traditional crowns?

The only difference between a traditional crown and a same-day crown is the process in which it’s made. The look and feel of the crown will be exactly the same, as same-day crowns are made from the exact same tooth-colored material as a traditional crown (e.g. ceramic or porcelain). Same-day crowns are also durable and offer the same lifespan as a regular crown.


Why might I need a dental crown?

A crown offers both restorative and cosmetic benefits. In terms of functionality, dental crowns are designed to protect and restore a tooth that has been damaged. If you have a tooth that is broken, fractured, or cracked then a dental crown can help. A crown is also placed after root canal treatment or to improve the appearance of a discolored or misshapen tooth.


What are the benefits of same-day crowns?

The most obvious benefit is that you can restore your smile without having to come in for multiple visits. In some instances, getting a same-day crown may only take one hour!

Furthermore, since your crown is placed on the same day that it’s made, this also means that you won’t need to wear a flimsy and sometimes awkward temporary crown over the tooth.


Interested? Give us a call!

Are you in need of a dental crown in Franklin, NY? If so, call Franklin Family Dentistry at (270) 586-0606 to schedule your consultation today!