How Long Does It Take To Get A Dental Crown?

How Long Does It Take To Get A Dental Crown?

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A dental crown can often save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted due to severe decay or damage. It is one of the most common restorative procedures used in dentistry. It can allow your natural tooth and root to remain in place in your mouth with a protective covering over it to prevent further damage. 

If you’re considering a dental crown restoration, you may have some questions, such as how long the procedure takes. Read on to learn more about crowns and the process for getting one.  

What is a Dental Crown? 

A dental crown is a protective covering for a tooth that is severely decayed or damaged. It is shaped like a natural tooth to blend in with the rest of your teeth. A visible crown is typically made of porcelain because it resembles natural tooth enamel in texture and sheen. Less visible crowns can be made of metal for greater chewing strength and longevity. 

What is the Process for Getting a Crown?

The tooth enamel must be shaved down to make room for the crown. Impressions are taken of the teeth before and after the reduction of the tooth to create a crown with the best possible fit. The crown is tried on for proper fitting and then cemented into place for a permanent restoration. 

Average Timeline for Getting a Dental Crown 

The process for getting a traditional crown can take a few weeks and multiple appointments. The first appointment will include an evaluation and consultation. The next appointment will involve preparing the tooth for a crown. Impressions will be taken and sent to a lab to create your crown. A temporary crown will be placed while you wait for your permanent crown to be shipped, typically between 1 and 2 weeks. When it arrives you will return to the office for a fitting. If it fits properly you will go home that day with your permanent crown. If not, it will need to be shipped back to the lab for further adjustments, which could take another 1-2 weeks. 

Can I Get a Crown in One Day?

Does the process for getting a traditional crown seem too long for you? Now there is a faster option. CERECⓇ Same Day Crowns are created right in your dentist’s office, making it possible to get a crown placed in as little as one appointment. The process for a Same Day Crown typically involves an evaluation and consultation to determine whether or not you are an ideal candidate for this procedure. If so, an appointment will be scheduled for you to receive your crown. 

During your crown appointment, impressions will be made of your teeth to get an accurate idea of the natural shape and color. Then the tooth enamel is reduced and more impressions are taken to create a crown that will fit properly. The crown is made in our office using specialized technology. The crown is fitted and any necessary adjustments can be made immediately. Then the crown is permanently placed. The entire process is streamlined into a single appointment. 

Where Can I Get a Crown in One Day? 

Doctors Lake Family Dental has the advanced technology to provide Same Day Crowns. We offer this service as a convenience to our patients. No longer do you have to come back and forth to our office and wait weeks for your crown to be shipped from a distant lab. We can provide you with a quality restoration in a single appointment. 

To learn more, call 904-264-6700 or contact us to schedule an appointment.