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How Long Does a Same Day Crown Take?

How do same-day crowns work exactly and how long do you have to wait for one to be ready? Here's what you need to know.

Spending too much time in the dentist's chair is nobody's favorite pastime. Unfortunately, there are dental issues that require multiple visits and lots of hours spent in the dentist's office to get fixed. Getting a dental crown is no longer one of them.

Not too long ago, it would take two or even more visits to get a dental crown. That's because the dentist had to send the impressions of your tooth to a lab and wait for them to design the crown before they were able to place it.

But, with same-day crowns in Mandeville, you can now receive the same treatment in just one visit.

How do same-day crowns work exactly and how long do you have to wait for one to be ready?

Here's what you need to know.

How Same-Day Crowns Work

With a traditional crown, you would have to go through multiple steps to complete the treatment. The dentist would have to take X-Rays of your tooth, trim the tooth to prepare it for the crown, send impressions to a lab, and place a temporary crown until the permanent one was ready. Then, after a couple of weeks of waiting, you would have to go to the dentist again to have your temporary crown removed and the permanent one attached.

With same-day crowns, this process is significantly reduced. First of all, that's because instead of making an impression of the tooth and sending them to a lab, the dentist uses a camera to take photos of the tooth and create a 3D model. Secondly, the office has an in-house lab that can take the 3D model and turn it into a crown. Then, all that's left is for the dentist to fit and bond the permanent crown onto your tooth.

So, How Long Does It Take?

The name is self-explanatory: a same-day crown will be ready within the same day. But, if you are curious about how many hours you will have to spend in the dentist's chair for this process to be over, know that it can take as little as 60 minutes for the same-day crown to be fabricated. Together with the time, it takes the dentist to take the photos and then place the crown, you could be out of the office in about two hours with a new, permanent crown.

A Dentist You Can Trust in Dr. Charles Schof

Dentist visits can make a lot of people anxious and uncomfortable. That's why it's so important to find a team of doctors that you can truly trust.

At Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence, Dr. Charles Schof and his team focus on offering their patients the best dental care they can get in a relaxed, safe, and friendly environment.

Whether you need a crown, a bridge, an implant, or a simple check-up, don't hesitate to get in touch with us and book your appointment.

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