Same-Day Dental Crowns
Fix your smile in one appointment!
Are Same-Day Dental Crowns Good?
Yes! See why patients and dentists love this faster alternative to traditional crowns.
Same-day crowns are made with CEREC technology, which is meticulously detailed and helps make better fitting crowns.
With proper care, CEREC-made crowns last just as long as lab-made ones, which averages 5 to 15 years.
Same-day crowns are customized to look natural and blend in with surrounding teeth. No one will notice!
The cost of a single-visit crown is comparable to a traditional one. However, you’ll save time and money by avoiding multiple appointments, time off work, etc.
In place of messy impressions, a quick and painless digital scan is taken. Same-day crowns are also known to help you preserve more natural tooth (less drilling!).
Why wait weeks for the lab to make your crown and stress about wearing a temporary crown when you can get a permanent crown in one appointment?
Everyone I dealt with, from making the appointment to the procedure itself, was friendly, professional, and thorough. I had broken a tooth and needed a crown. Everything went painlessly and smoothly. Would highly recommend. It's an excellent choice for your dental care needs.
C R., 5-Star Google Review
Q&A on Same-Day Crowns
- How long does a same-day crown take?
Our milling machine creates your new crown in about 15 minutes.
However, the entire procedure will take around 1-2 hours on average. This includes:
- Taking x-rays (as needed)
- Removing existing crown (if applicable)
- Prepping your tooth
- Taking a digital impression
- Designing your crown
- Creating your crown
- Adjusting your crown (as needed)
- Permanently placing your crown
Two hours sounds a lot better than two weeks, right?
- How much do they cost?
The price of a CEREC crown is comparable to a traditional crown. How is that possible?
CEREC technology costs are offset by only needing one appointment and not having a dental lab fee.
To find out exactly how much this procedure will cost you, schedule an appointment with our CEREC dentists in Boiling Springs, SC.
- Does it hurt?
No, getting a crown doesn’t hurt.
Before we begin, we’ll numb your mouth with a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable. If you need an extra boost of relaxation, we offer sedation dentistry and a comfort menu.
After the procedure, your crowned tooth may feel slightly tender, but this feeling should subside within days or even hours. Over-the-counter pain medication can help if needed.
- Are they permanent?
Yes and no. Here’s what we mean by that:
No: Technically, no dental crown is permanent because they all eventually need to get replaced. On average, a dental crown will last 5 to 15 years with excellent care.
Yes: A dental crown procedure is irreversible because tooth enamel is removed to place the crown. Therefore, it’s considered permanent because you’ll always wear a crown (or another restoration) thereafter.
The good news is that with a same-day crown, you’ll leave the office with the “permanent” crown in one visit.
Whereas with a traditional crown, you’ll leave the first appointment wearing a temporary crown for 2+ weeks, which isn’t as durable, and you’ll have to avoid sticky or hard foods. Then you’ll leave the second appointment with the “permanent” crown.
- Can you get root canal and crown on the same day?
Yes. With CEREC technology, it’s possible to receive a root canal and crown on the same day.
Contact us to discuss this option.