Now, you have an alternative to a traditional metal restoration when repairing a damaged tooth. You can choose a convenient and natural-looking solution with same-day crowns in Boiling Springs. There is no need for a second appointment or a temporary crown because the entire process is performed in a single visit. Although their benefits are appealing, you are concerned about their price. They may cost more than metal restorations, but they are more cost-effective in the end.
What is a Same-Day Crown?
The latest advancements in dentistry allow you to get dental crowns in Boiling Springs in a single visit. In the past, an impression was taken to get the specifics needed to create your crown. It was then sent to an off-site dental lab to be crafted to meet your needs. This could take a couple of weeks, so you would need a temporary one while you wait. After the lab sent it back to your dentist, you would have a second appointment to have it bonded in place.
Same-day crowns resolve the disadvantages of the traditional method. Instead of using a messy, foul-tasting material to take an impression, 3D technology quickly scans your mouth. This provides highly-detailed images to allow your dentist to view your tooth.
The images integrate with CAD/CAM software, which is used to set the specifics of your restoration to ensure it meets your size, shape, and color needs. The information is then sent to an in-office milling machine. It cuts your crown from a single block of all-ceramic material. In less than an hour, your permanent crown is ready to be bonded to your tooth.
You will have the high-quality restoration you need to save your tooth. Although it is made in one day, it will be strong and durable to last for several years to come.
How Much Do Same-Day Crowns Cost?
The price of a traditional metal crown starts at about $500, while a same-day restoration is about $800. Although it costs more, it is more affordable. You will not pay the costs of the impression material or the temporary crown. You will also save money by not needing to pay the fees for the dental lab or a second dental visit.
To help lower the price, you can use your dental insurance. Depending on your specific policy, your benefits may cover as much as 80% of the cost after paying your yearly deductible.
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Skip the headache and hassle of traditional crowns. Rehabilitate your tooth in just one appointment with a same-day crown.
About Dr. Thomas Neslund
Dr. Thomas Neslund received his DMD degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1990. He continued his training in areas of specialty dentistry, including restorative and endodontic. He provides the advanced services you need to save damaged teeth. He uses the latest technology to deliver superior care to improve your oral health, including same-day crowns. If you have a damaged tooth, he can help. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.