What You Need To Know About Same-Day Dental Crowns

Dr. William Whittle and the dental professionals at Whittle Dentistry are experts in treating their patients with same-day dental crowns in Benbrook, TX, especially for emergencies. Permanent dental crowns are not a simple or convenient process. Most patients being fitted for a dental crown can expect to visit the dentist’s office at least twice and may wait up to 3 weeks for the permanent crown to be made by a lab. With the help of digital technology and some advanced machinery, Dr. William Whittle and the team at Whittle Dentistry can make a patient’s crown in the office in about an hour or two.

What is a dental crown?

A crown is cover for a damaged tooth. Dentists drill to remove the decayed portion and shape the tooth for the crown. Depending on the dentist and location, a traditional crown can cost $800 to $2,000 or more. Dental crowns help to restore a tooth’s original shape, strength, and natural appearance.

What is a same-day crown?

Specialized machinery is available to dentists today that analyze, measure, and construct a dental crown. A computer takes digital images of the damaged tooth and software designs the crown. A fabricator within the machine then mills the crown.

Can a crown help me?
Same-day crowns can be used to cover a tooth being treated to fill a cavity, a root canal, or to hold a bridge in the mouth. It is bonded to the tooth it covers and performs effectively as the tooth’s new enamel surface.

What are the benefits of same-day crowns?
Same-day crowns are:

  • available through a qualified dentist many times immediately as they are needed.
  • mastered digitally for each patient’s teeth.
  • eliminate the need for repeated office visits and lab costs.
  • improve the function of the teeth by evening out the surfaces of the teeth.
  • facilitate good brushing, flossing, and cleaning habits.

Is a same-day crown right for me?

Dental crowns are often covered by a patient’s dental or health insurance policy.

Dr. William Whittle and the staff at Whittle Dentistry help their patients with same-day dental crowns to restore unhealthy, misshapen, discolored, or damaged teeth. The solution to a patient’s needs is usually no more than an hour or two away.

If an emergency requires immediate restoration of a tooth, or even if a whiter, brighter, happier, and healthier smile is the goal, same-day dental crowns are a convenient, economical, and effective treatment option. For more information on crowns or to schedule an appointment with Dr. William Whittle and Whittle Dentistry in Benbrook, TX, call: 817.249.5522