A dental crown is a custom-made tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. Dental crowns can be made from several materials, including metal alloys and porcelain fused to metal (PFM). For patients who desire a more natural look, all-porcelain or all-ceramic crowns are also available. These ceramic restorations look very natural and blend well with the surrounding teeth, providing a very pleasing aesthetic result. At Cascade Dental Group LLC, we offer same-day crowns.
Same-day crowns are beneficial for patients who want to repair damaged or broken teeth as soon as possible. Patients who are suffering from toothaches or sensitivity can also benefit from receiving treatment for a damaged tooth on the same day as their appointment. While traditional dental crowns require multiple visits to the dentist, same-day crowns can be designed and placed in just a single visit! This means you will no longer need to spend weeks waiting for your dental crown to be made. Instead, you can return to your normal routine as soon as possible.
Same-day crowns are strong and durable, making them a great option for patients with a history of breaking or chipping their teeth.
Same-day crowns are also beneficial because they are designed using precise measurements from an impression of the patient's bite. This impression helps to ensure the crown fits comfortably and will not shift while the patient is eating or talking. Traditional dental crowns do not fit as precisely as they are simply manufactured based on size approximations, which can result in an uncomfortable fit. Since same-day crowns are made using the impressions left on your teeth, they can offer a strong, durable, and long-lasting solution.
The process for same-day crowns includes a few simple steps. First, our dentist in Salem, OR, will numb the area with a local anesthetic to ensure you feel no pain during your treatment. Next, we will prep the tooth by removing any enamel and old fillings if necessary. Then, we will take an impression of the tooth using a putty-like material. This impression will be sent to our on-site lab, where your custom crown will be created using high-quality porcelain materials. Finally, we will restore your tooth with your new beautiful crown. The entire process takes just one appointment and is completed in just one day! Since your crown is created on the same day of treatment, you will be able to leave our office with a beautiful new smile that same day. You won't believe the difference that a crown can make for your smile – ask us about it today!
If you want to learn more about same-day crowns, feel free to contact our dental office today to schedule an appointment with our dentist. We're always here to help your smile stay healthy!