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Can Dental Crowns Be Finished In One Day?

If you’re considering same-day crowns, Dr. Jamie Marvel Melarkey and the team at Marvel Dental in Carson City, NV can help with all of your general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry needs.

What Are Crowns?

Crowns are used in both general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. When teeth are damaged or misshapen, a dental crown is used to cover it, which improves their shape, appearance, and function. These caps are made from various materials, including ceramic, porcelain, metal alloys, and composite resin.

Traditional Crowns VS Same-Day Crowns

Traditionally, crowns take two or three visits – usually over the course of a few weeks. The initial visit includes filing down the tooth’s enamel to reshape it, and then taking a mold. You then get a temporary crown while the mold is sent to a lab. You’ll return to Dr. Marvel’s office in Carson City, NV to have your permanent crown placed.

Same-day crowns are similar but much faster and more efficient. You’ll visit Dr. marvel to have the area prepped, which includes numbing, removing any tooth damage, and shaving down the tooth to make room for the crown.

Next, impressions will be taken of the tooth area. The difference is that putty is not used as it is with traditional crowds. Instead, the mouth is scanned digitally and the CEREC machine at Marvel Dental begins creating the crown. In about 15 minutes, the crown is finished and then placed.

Benefits of Same-Day Crowns

Choosing same day crowns over traditional crowns provides the following benefits:

  • Limited visits: Instead of several visits over the course of weeks, you can get the entire process taken care of in a day.
  • Quick process: Your visit will likely last a little over an hour, meaning less time away from work, kids, and other important things.
  • Limited injections: With traditional crowns, you’ll have local anesthesia on the first visit and again when you return to have the permanent one placed. With same-day crowns, you’ll only have the anesthesia once.
  • No temporary crowns: Temporary crowns are needed to cover your tooth while you wait for the permanent one, but they can break and fall off fairly easily. This could mean extra visits to the dentist. With same-day crowns, you leave with the permanent one.

Same-day crowns in Carson City, NV are a great solution for both general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry purposes. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Marvel at Marvel Dental today by calling (775) 884-3322.

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