The Sacramento Dentistry Group offers both “same day” and traditional crowns for our patients that need dental restorations. So if you can have a same day, or chair side crown, why would a patient wait for a standard crown to be completed? For certain teeth and situations, the traditional crown is still the best option for the patient.
Same Day Crowns vs. Traditional Crowns
A same day crown is perfect for people with a limited amount of time for visiting the dentist. Sometimes the crown can be completed while you wait! This eliminates the need for a temporary crown and allows you to leave the dental office with your smile once again intact.
For certain circumstances, however, the traditional crown is still better. For example, a crown created by a dental technician looks more lifelike than a same day crown. This is important if you suffer damage to a front tooth and need to match the neighboring teeth as closely as possible.
Traditional crowns can also be made with stronger materials than a same day crown. If you have a problem with clenching or grinding your teeth, for example, this is a very important consideration.
Finally, a third factor in crown selection is whether the damage is above or below the gumline. For damage below the enamel, it is best to use a traditional crown.
Both types of crowns can be used with dental implants. Therefore, for single tooth restorations, multiple tooth restorations or even full mouth restorations, you can consider both your same day and traditional crown options, based on your needs and budget.
For more information about same day crowns and traditional crowns as offered at the Sacramento Dentistry Group, call our office at 916-538-6900 or contact us online.