Same-Day Dental Crowns – Bloomfield, CT
Smile Repair in a Single Day
At Family Dental Practice of Bloomfield, our team is pleased to offer patients increased convenience in restorative dentistry with same-day crowns. Thanks to state-of-the-art E4D technology, your dentist can perform the entire procedure for a crown in a single appointment. That means we can plan for, prepare for, and then place your dental crown, all in just a little over an hour! Keep reading to learn more about same-day dental crowns in Bloomfield, CT.
Why Choose Family Dental Practice of Bloomfield for Same-Day Dental Crowns?
- Efficient, Time-Saving Treatment
- High-Quality, Natural-Looking Restorations
- Experienced and Empathetic Team
Why You May Need a Dental Crown
A dental crown is the recommended treatment when repairing tooth decay or damage requires more help than a filling or inlay/onlay can provide. Below are several purposes that a same-day crown may serve:
- Restoring significant decay or damage
- Holding together a broken tooth
- Repairing the size, shape, and strength of a tooth
- As the final step in root canal therapy
- Tooth replacement (implant-retained or as part of a fixed bridge)
- Making significant cosmetic improvements to a front tooth
Because E4D crowns are manufactured from natural-looking dental porcelain, they are especially effective for teeth in the front of the mouth. The material is customizable to match the shade of your surrounding dentition.
Procedure for Same-Day Dental Crowns
The procedure for an E4D restoration uses CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and manufacturing) technology. First, your dentist will examine the extent of the damage or decay and put together a treatment plan. Then your tooth is reshaped to accommodate the new restoration. Local anesthesia is available for your comfort throughout the procedure for a one-visit crown.
After tooth enamel is removed, digital impressions are taken of the tooth. This information is sent to the E4D software, with which your dentist draws up a blueprint for your new crown. The personalized plan is sent to the in-house milling machine, where your crown is manufactured within a matter of minutes.
After the crown is ready, your dentist will check it to make sure it fits and functions like it should. Necessary adjustments are made and then the crown is bonded securely on top of your tooth. In all, the procedure takes less than two hours — and you never have to leave the comfort of our dental office!
Benefits of E4D Technology
When your dental restoration is completed in just one visit, there is no need to spend any extra time at the dentist’s office — and you will not have to wear a temporary crown in the time between appointments, either.
The advantages of an E4D same-day crown include:
- One-visit dentistry saves you time away from school or work.
- Digital impressions are more comfortable for you.
- No need for a temporary crown, which may break or cause discomfort.
- Treatment planning is greatly improved with digital dentistry.
- One-visit crowns last as long as those prepared the traditional way.
Same-Day Dental Crowns FAQs
Are you curious about same-day dental crowns? When you visit us for a consultation, our Bloomfield team will be happy to answer all of your questions. In the meantime, we invite you to read the answers to some FAQs about this service. Make a note if you have any questions that are not addressed here; we will be happy to personally satisfy your curiosity!
What Are Same-Day Dental Crowns Made Of?
Traditional dental crowns can be constructed out of a range of materials, including various types of metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and 100% porcelain. Same-day dental crowns, however, are almost exclusively made out of porcelain, which is a type of ceramic. Porcelain is incredibly strong, and it has a lifelike appearance, making it an ideal choice for many image-conscious patients who need to have one or more teeth restored.
Are Same-Day Dental Crowns Permanent?
In order to support a dental crown, a tooth must be permanently modified. In that sense, then, it does require a permanent commitment to receive a crown. However, crowns themselves do not last forever. Your same-day crown may endure for 5 – 15 years before it needs to be replaced (with proper care, some crowns last even longer).
You can help your crown live up to its potential by taking good care of it. For example, you should adhere to a thorough daily oral hygiene routine and regularly visit our office for checkups and cleanings.
How Do You Know When a Dental Crown Needs to Be Replaced?
Here are some indications that you should visit a dentist to ask about replacing your crown:
- A crown has visible signs of damage or wear and tear.
- You have a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown that has developed a dark line at its base.
- You are experiencing pain or sensitivity in the tooth beneath a crown.
- A crown feels loose.
During your appointment, our team can let you know for sure whether your crown needs to be replaced.
Does It Hurt to Get a Same-Day Dental Crown?
When we are preparing your tooth to support your crown, we will administer a numbing agent, so although you might notice some pressure, you should not experience any pain. Once your crown is in place, you may experience a temporary increase in sensitivity, as well as some soreness in your gums. These issues should resolve within a few days or a few weeks. If you experience any extreme pain or other worrisome symptoms, you should contact us right away.
Because the same-day crown process is streamlined, it is often more comfortable than the traditional crown process.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
If you have an aching or seriously damaged tooth, or if you know you need a dental crown but have been delaying treatment, do not put off your care any longer. Your dentist in Bloomfield can help you with a same-day crown! Contact our dental office to book a visit today.