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Apr
30

How Same Day Dental Crowns are Made

Posted in Crowns

Before same day crowns, all crown treatments took at least two appointments, up to two weeks apart to complete. Same day crowns are prepped, made and delivered all during the same appointment. The technological advancements of this treatment make it easier for patients to get the care they need in the time they expect.

Digital Imaging

Thanks to high definition digital imaging, your tooth can have a digital “impression” made that is interpreted into electronic data which is then used to create your crown. Down to the most microscopic levels, same day crowns provide accuracy while eliminating additional steps like goopy impressions, model fabrication, and off-site labs. The data is used immediately and transferred into the milling machine located in the office. 

In-House Milling Technology

Instead of having a porcelain crown made by coating a base with multiple layers of glaze, same day crowns use a block of resin that is carved by an in-house milling machine. Since all of the information is digital, the machine creates a perfectly fitting restoration every single time. Human error is eliminated. In fact, a same-day crown is almost always more accurate in fit than a hand-made crown that is designed in a professional lab. 

Durable Materials

The resin used for same day crowns is just as durable and aesthetic as what is used in off site dental laboratories during traditional crown fabrication. A same day crown can be used anywhere in your mouth, because it will withstand the everyday wear that you demand from it.

If you’ve put off your crown because you didn’t think you had time, then it’s time to ask your dentist about a same day restoration.

Posted on behalf of:
Mockingbird Dental Associates
99 Mockingbird Dr
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 386-3908

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