Our teeth are impressively strong. They are designed to withstand an immense amount of pressure from biting and chewing for a lifetime.

However, they are not indestructible.

Teeth can become damaged or structurally compromised for many reasons. They can become chipped from an impact, cracked from biting a hard material or decayed from improper care. Whatever the reason may be, these issues can have unpleasant effects. They can impact the appearance of your smile or make teeth unsightly, affecting your self-confidence or self-esteem. They can also become painful or uncomfortable and disrupt your quality of life. Additionally, they can worsen and lead to costly and painful dental procedures such as root canals or even full tooth extractions.

Fortunately, if you are affected by a damaged or compromised tooth, you can avoid these complications by acting quickly and seeking a same-day dental crown.


What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a protective covering or “cap” that is customized just for you. It is attached to the tooth to fix a damaged or affected area. It can restore the appearance of your tooth and prevent further damage or decay, preventing the need for more serious and involved procedures down the road.

Crowns are often made from cast gold, which many dentists prefer due to its strength and durability. Because of these factors, gold crowns can last an incredibly long time – in some cases up to 50 years! Depending on your preference and situation, crowns can be made of other materials such as porcelain or ceramic. These materials may not be as strong as gold, but they can more closely match the natural color of the tooth.


What is a Same-Day Crown?

A same-day crown is a dental crown that is designed and produced for you on the same day of your appointment. They are generally only available at dental offices with the necessary equipment, which many do not have. These machines can “mill” or craft the required materials into a crown that is customized perfectly to fit your affected tooth. With this equipment, your dentist can complete and cement your crown in just a few hours.


Why are Same-Day Crowns Important?

When you have a dental issue that requires a crown, it is important to act fast. Even though your teeth are strong, their condition can deteriorate quickly once they become damaged or start to decay. Same-day crowns allow you to address the problem promptly, meaning you will not have to continue living with pain or discomfort. They also help prevent issues from worsening and requiring more unpleasant treatment options in the future. What’s more, getting a same-day crown is much more convenient for you and your schedule, as you will not need to wait for it to be produced by a third-party laboratory.

If you would like to learn more about same-day crowns, contact Redding Dental Arts. We are a full-service practice with the proper technology and expertise to create same-day crowns. Give us a call at (530) 222–0920 or book an appointment online today!


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