Damaged teeth cause pain and self-consciousness. Extensive damage may rule out fillings. A dental crown is optimal – it safeguards, restores function, and enhances a smile. The usual process may spread over a week, with multiple visits for lab-made crowns. So, why not finish in one visit, avoiding back-and-forth with traditional crowns?
Alliance Dental Group has many experienced dentists doing Concord dental care practice who can offer you both traditional and same-day crowns. Let us try to compare these two types of crowns in this post.
Same day crowns
The following are the pros and cons of same-day crowns:
- If you want convenience, this is the best choice as you need no temporary crown or wait for the permanent one, which may take weeks.
- With a single dentist visit, you can obtain your crown.
- You will also benefit from more comfort as you will need fewer injections.
- Also, your dentist will use a digital scanner instead of uncomfortable traditional impressions to make a crown model.
- No chance of your teeth decaying in the future
- The crown is typically weaker and more vulnerable to damage.
- While they may appear natural and fit your teeth well, you need to spend a little more time getting accustomed.
- It may not be appropriate for all patients.
The following are the pros and cons of traditional crowns:
- Traditional crowns are likely much stronger since they are usually made in a lab. You can get traditional crowns made of metal or porcelain.
- Another benefit is that they look more natural than same-day crowns; with porcelain or ceramic, you can get a more accurate tooth color to match your other teeth.
- One of the biggest drawbacks of traditional crowns is that you have to wait. You need to make multiple dental appointments.
- Even if you get a temporary crown till your crown is made in the lab, the temporary option will not be too comfortable because of a poorer fit.
Your final decision will depend on your preferences for affordability, quality, comfort, and convenience in a crown.
Same-day crowns can appeal to you if you want a quick answer and are okay with the material and durability limitations. Traditional crowns are a suitable alternative if you don’t mind making two sessions but want more customization possibilities for a tooth that can withstand greater wear and tear.