At Old Milton Dental, we value your time and understand that it can be difficult to schedule appointments during regular business hours. If your teeth are discolored or chipped, you might feel embarrassed about your smile. On the other hand, if your teeth are damaged, your mouth might feel uncomfortable and make it difficult to chew. Fortunately, dental crowns can help with both cosmetic and functional issues. Our same-day crowns make it easy to restore your smile back to its functional and beautiful state in just one simple visit to our dental office. Discover how our Alpharetta dental crowns dentist can help you.
What are Same-Day Dental Crowns?
Same-day dental crowns are simply put, crowns that are made and placed the same day as your appointment. Traditionally you would need to visit your dentist for a procedure, take impressions and wear a temporary crown while you waited for your permanent one to come back from the lab. At Old Milton Dental, we take away the annoying waiting time by using a Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic or CEREC® machine to create your crowns in house. This machine uses computer imaging to examine and create a model of your teeth. Our crowns are made of a ceramic material that is colored to match your surrounding teeth. Ceramic crowns are extremely strong as well as natural looking.
Who Can Benefit From Dental Crowns?
There is a number of different reasons that you might need a dental crown. Here are the top reasons a patient would be a good candidate for crowns.
Your teeth are cracked, chipped, broken, or fractured – If your teeth have any noticeable physical damage, not only does this not look aesthetic, but it can actually put your teeth at risk for infection. A dental crown can protect your teeth as well as help them look better.
Your teeth have large fillings – While dental fillings do a great job at protecting your teeth, if your teeth have large fillings or multiple fillings in the same tooth, this can actually make your tooth weak. To protect your tooth from further damage, a dental crown can be placed to protect it.
You had a root canal – Root canal therapy usually leaves your tooth with a large hole in it. A dental crown is usually placed over your tooth to further protect it and restore its strength.
You have tooth decay – Tooth decay can wreak havoc on your teeth and leave you at risk for infections. Protect your tooth and restore it with a dental crown.
You want to improve your smile – Dental crowns can give your teeth a new shape or color to address any cosmetic issues you might face.
Your teeth are worn – If you suffer from bruxism or clenching and grinding your teeth, it’s possible that you have worn down your tooth’s structure. Dental crowns can restore your tooth’s structure and protect your teeth underneath.
You are missing a tooth – Dental crowns can also be used to replace missing teeth. You can replace a single tooth using a dental implant or multiple teeth using a dental bridge.
Same-Day Dental Crowns Procedure
The procedure for same-day dental crowns is fast and efficient which helps save you time in the long-run! To start, our dentist will need to complete any necessary prep beforehand. This includes any procedure that is needed to restore your teeth back to health like a root canal or filling. Once the procedure is complete and your teeth are prepped, our Alpharetta dental crowns dentist will take impressions of your teeth using our CEREC machine. He will then choose the correct colored ceramic material to match your surrounding teeth and the machine will begin to mill your dental crown. Once the dental crown is made, our dentist will bond it to your tooth and you will be on your way.
If you plan on whitening your teeth at any point, we suggest that you do this before you receive your crowns because you cannot whiten or change the color of your crowns without replacing them. Why wear an uncomfortable temporary crown for weeks when you can have same-day crowns?
Same-Day Inlays and Onlays
Not only can Old Milton Dental provide you with same-day dental crowns, but also same-day inlays and onlays. Think of inlays and onlays as partial crowns. Inlays are used to treat tooth decay in the cusps. Onlays are used to fix decay that has occurred in several cusps. Our dentist follows the same procedure for same-day inlays and onlays as for same-day crowns. Your teeth can be completely restored in just one visit!
Dental Crowns Aftercare
With every dental treatment comes a responsibility to care for it. Fortunately, crowns are easy to care for! With regular brushing and flossing just as you would do with your natural teeth, you can expect for your crowns to last for years to come. We also recommend that you visit your Alpharetta dentist for regular dental exams and cleanings to ensure that your smile is healthy. If you grind or clench your teeth at night, we suggest wearing a night guard to protect your crowns from damage. Mouth guards are also recommended for patients who play contact sports to protect both your restorations and your teeth. Treat your crowns just as you would natural teeth and they can last for quite a long time.
Visit Your Dental Crowns Dentist in Alpharetta for Same-Day Crowns
If you are in need of a dental crown or think that it might be a good treatment option for you, our dentist is here to help. Our same-day crowns and same-day inlays and onlays are perfect for most patients. Find out if they are right for you by giving our dental office a call or filling out our online form to schedule an appointment.