Typically, no, the process of receiving a same-day crown is quite painless. It requires less of your existing tooth structure underneath the crown to be shaved down or reshaped. This means less sensitivity or potential discomfort for you while we work. Additionally, you won’t need a temporary crown because the final crown is created and placed in just one day.
Traditional porcelain or steel crowns typically take 2-3 weeks and multiple visits to our office to complete. This includes the initial visit, having impressions of your teeth taken, receiving a temporary crown, the process of fabricating the crown at a third-party lab, and the placement of the final crown. With same-day crowns, the entire process takes place in just a few hours.
Yes, a same-day crown is just as effective as traditional porcelain or stainless steel crowns. We use same-day crowns to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, broken, or discolored, restoring them to their natural strength and appearance.
The porcelain used in same-day crowns are just as durable as those used in other crowns. This means you can expect your crown to last 10-15 years with good at-home dental hygiene and regular cleanings.