Your dentist may recommend a dental crown to protect a damaged or decayed tooth. A traditional crown can require multiple visits to your dentist’s office, and you may have to wear a temporary crown while you wait for your crown to be created. However, at Sinick Family Dental, we offer same-day crowns, which are more convenient for you and offer immediate results.
Same-day crowns are made using CEREC technology. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. The CEREC software allows the dental staff at Sinick Family Dental to create your crown while you wait in the office. After the crown has been created, the dentist can immediately put the crown in place for you, so you are ready to go with your new crown the same day.
How Long Will My Same-Day Crown Last?
How long your same-day crown lasts will depend on how well you care for your teeth and the crown itself. If cared for correctly, same-day crowns in Medina will last just as long as a traditional crown. That means your same-day crown could last decades.
To make your crown last as long as possible, avoid foods that could damage the crown. Sticky or hard foods can damage a crown or cause it to loosen. Also, brush and floss just as you would with a natural tooth. If you tend to grind or clench your teeth while you sleep, you may also want to wear a night guard to protect your crown overnight.