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Do I Need a Same Day Crown or a Lab Created Crown?

If one of your permanent teeth is damaged, you may be able to avoid an extraction thanks to dental crowns. But which one would you need?

If one of your permanent teeth is damaged, you may be able to avoid an extraction thanks to dental crowns.

It’s a type of prosthetic that can completely cover a badly damaged tooth and restore it to its full function and even aesthetic. Dental crowns are an integral part of restorative dentistry, with millions of Americans currently wearing one right now.

Dental crowns need to be made in a lab so that they perfectly fit and match the rest of your teeth in terms of shape, size, and even color.

But thanks to modern technology, dental crowns in Mandeville can also be made right in the dentist’s office in a matter of hours.

But which one would you need?

Traditional vs. Same-Day Crowns: What Are the Differences?

It may sound surprising, but same-day crowns and traditional crowns are similar when it comes to these 3 major factors:

  • Feel - Both lab-made and same-day crowns are custom-made to suit your specifications, so they will both fit like a glove;
  • Look - Both are specifically designed to match your tooth color and other criteria, offering a perfectly even smile;
  • Durability - Both can last anywhere between 10-15 years or more, depending on maintenance.

The truth is, the differences between lab-made and same-day crowns are negligible. An experienced dentist can make a same-day crown that’s just as good as one that takes 1-2 weeks to make in a lab.

However, Not All Dentists Offer Same-Day Crowns

Same-day crowns are made through special tools such as PlanScan or Cerec. The process involves scanning your teeth to take 3D images and use them to create a restoration. Then, the new crown images are sent to a restoration system which will create the actual crown.

It’s a very convenient solution to restore your oral health, but the truth is that a lot of dentists simply don’t have the necessary tools to provide same-day crowns. But, most do work with 3rd party labs to outsource their dental crowns.

So, Which One Is Best for You?

Both lab-made and same-day crowns can be excellent choices to restore your tooth. To know which one to opt for, you need to consider 2 things:


Since not all dentists offer same-day crowns, it’s important to see whether there is someone in your area who can provide these services.

Doctor Experience

The results with same-day crowns depend on a combination of the technology used, and the experience of the dentist. Consider working with someone who has practical experience with same-day crowns and a track record of delivering quality results.

Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence Can Help

Dr. Charles Schof is an artistic restorative dentist who can help you get sunning same-day crowns that can last.

Book a same-day crown consultation at Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence, and come find out if this solution is right for you.

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