One-Visit Solution - Discover the Convenience of Same-Day Crowns
The Advantages of Same-Day Crowns: A Modern Dental Solution
In the past, receiving a dental crown often involved 2 to 3 appointments and the use of uncomfortable temporary crowns. However, with the advent of new techniques and equipment, the process has become more convenient than ever.
Same-day crowns come with the following additional advantages:
- No need for messy impressions – We utilize precise and comfortable digital 3D scanning.
- Completion of treatment in just one visit.
- Reduced need for drilling – We can preserve more of your natural tooth structure.
What to Expect at a Same Day Crown Appointment
Examination & Preparation
In the course of your appointment, a thorough examination of your tooth will be conducted. In cases where decay is present, any affected areas will be meticulously removed and the tooth will be cleansed. If your tooth is susceptible to stress fractures, the installation of a crown will serve to safeguard it against potential fracture-related issues. Following this, your natural tooth will be expertly shaped to ensure a snug and comfortable fit for the crown placement.
Your custom crown is crafted in-house
After preparing your tooth, we employ cutting-edge technology by utilizing a 3D scanner to capture an incredibly precise digital image of your tooth. Gone are the days of traditional impressions and trays. This 3D scan serves as the foundation for crafting a digital model of your custom crown. The magic happens right before your eyes as we fabricate your porcelain crown in-house, ensuring you don’t have to wait
Placement & Polish
Your new crown will be bonded or cemented in place right away. No second appointment or temporary crown is needed. Your dentist will make a few final adjustments and ask how it feels to make sure it’s a perfect fit. After a final polish, your new crown is ready to go!
Factors Influencing the Cost of Dental Crowns in Midlothian
The cost of a dental crown can vary significantly depending on individual circumstances. For those covered by a typical insurance plan, the cost of a single crown usually falls within the range of $200 to $600 or more. Without insurance coverage, a rough estimate for a crown typically ranges from $800 to $1200 and beyond. While many consider getting a dental crown to restore the normal look and feel of their teeth a worthwhile investment, the cost can still be a factor to consider.
Several factors contribute to the determination of the crown’s cost, including:
- The type of crown required.
- The location and complexity of the procedure.
- The number of crowns needed.
- Combining crowns with other dental appliances such as bridges.
- Specific supplies and equipment essential for your unique treatment.
It’s important to note that no dental practice can provide an accurate cost estimate over the phone, as your needs are as unique as your smile. To receive a precise quote, it is advisable to schedule an appointment with a dentist for an oral examination. Additionally, if you have dental insurance, we are happy to provide you with a quote that you can submit to your insurance provider to determine your out-of-pocket costs before making a decision
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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental crowns are typically needed for teeth with significant decay, cracks, fractures, or after root canal therapy to protect and strengthen the tooth.
A dental crown is a custom-made cap that covers a damaged or weakened tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance.
The lifespan of a dental crown varies, but with proper care, they can last 10-15 years or more.
No, the procedure is not painful. Local anesthesia is used to numb the area, ensuring you feel little to no discomfort during the process.
Yes, alternatives include dental veneers, inlays, onlays, or orthodontic treatment, depending on the specific issue.
Dental crowns do not need special care, but it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups.
Porcelain crowns can’t be whitened, so maintaining their color is crucial. You may consider teeth whitening before getting a crown.
Yes, you can eat normally with a dental crown, but avoid excessively hard or sticky foods that could damage it.
Many dental insurance plans partially cover the cost of crowns. It’s advisable to check your specific plan for details.
While rare, crowns can become loose or fall off. If this happens, contact your dentist immediately for reattachment or replacement.
The crown itself cannot develop cavities, but the tooth underneath can still be susceptible to decay at the margins where the crown meets the natural tooth.
Yes, dental crowns can be used for children when necessary, especially to protect primary teeth from further damage.