Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN
For decades, getting a dental crown involved two separate appointments to your Nashville dentist in which you had to wait two weeks or more while a dental laboratory handmade your crown. All the while you wore a temporary crown to protect your tooth. This method is still widely practiced in dentistry today. But, your Nashville dentist at Devine Dentistry offers same day crowns for your convenience. Here’s how our same day crowns work and what it means for you as a patient.
What’s a same day crown?
Same day crowns results in the same finished product as a crown made by a lab, except it is all done within one day while you wait at our office. When you come in for your dental crown appointment, the dentist prepares your tooth, and we take special images of your teeth so that we can use them as a guide for your crown. Using state-of-the-art technology through a CAD/CAM machine, we take digital images of your teeth. CAD/CAM stands for computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. The digital images are scanned by the CAD software.
Then, those images are sent to the CAM milling machine that actually makes the crown, paying attention to special details. Just like a crown that is made by a lab, we can be sure to choose a shade of porcelain that blends in with your natural teeth.
Advantages of same day crowns
Same day crown procedure has its added benefits for patients. Receiving a crown in a single visit saves you time away from work or school, means fewer injections, and less drilling. Plus, digital scans means less amounts of radiation exposure than compared to traditional dental X-ray systems. When you save time by getting your final crown in one visit, which means you have time for more important things in life.
How do I know if I need a crown?
This is really something that only a dentist can tell you. However, generally speaking, patients who experience a broken tooth, have a root canal, get a dental implant, or have a tooth in need of an extensive repair, may require a same day crown. It may be difficult to tell just by looking at your tooth, but your Belle Meade dentist will know which treatment option is best by conducting a thorough oral evaluation.
At Devine Dentistry, we strive always to provide elite dental care and do so by preserving as much of your natural tooth structure as possible. With that being said, if we can, we prefer to restore teeth using the least invasive procedure. However, if a dental crown is recommended, it will provide your tooth with stability and protection against further damage.
Same Day Crowns in Nashville
To learn more about same day crowns in Nashville, contact Devine Dentistry by calling (615) 269-4209.
Devine Dentistry is proud to provide total oral care for patients in the middle Tennessee communities of Belle Meade, Green Hills, and Nashville.