Same Day Crowns

The field of dentistry for a cosmetic dentist in Wicker Park has seen quite a few additions over the last few decades. One of those dental innovations is the same day dental crown. Same day dental crowns, as the name implies, made it possible for patients to come in, have their crowns placed and leave without needing to come back for a second appointment later.

The reason you used to need to come back later was that traditional crown placement started with the placement of a temporary crown. The patient would wear this temporary crown for a few weeks then come back and have that crown removed to be replaced by a permanent crown. As you can see, this process took quite a deal longer and because of that, it was generally more expensive. 

What’s the Difference Between Same Day Crowns and Traditional Crowns?

There are a few key differences between same day crowns and traditional crowns that patients should be aware of. The first and most obvious difference is the time and logistics of getting same day versus traditional crowns. With traditional crowns, you’ll need at least two appointments plus a few weeks in between that you’ll have to wait. With same day crowns, you do not need to wait for the second set of crowns.

Same day crowns are made of different materials than most traditional crowns. Where the same day crown is made using ceramic material, traditional crowns can be made with porcelain, metal, ceramic, or a combination of these materials.

Finally, traditional crowns generally match the rest of your teeth better because they are handmade by an expert. For teeth that are less visible in your mouth, this may not be an issue but some patients may want to consider traditional crowns for their front teeth.

Why Get a Same Day Crown from a Cosmetic Dentist in Wicker Park? 

Generally, patients require a dental crown when one or more of their teeth need to be covered following an implant, root canal, a broken or cracked tooth, a weak tooth, or to anchor teeth that support a pre-existing bridge. However, since every patient has different needs, only your dentist can tell you if same day crowns are right for you.

East Village Dental Centre: Cosmetic Dentistry 

If you need crowns and you think same day crowns might be for you, set up an appointment with us by calling (773)278-6622.

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East Village Dental Centre

901 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

(773) 278-6622

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