At Broadway Mall Dental Center in Hicksville, NY, we provide same-day crowns to make our patients’ lives easier and more convenient. Instead of having to come in twice over several weeks for a traditional crown, you can just visit us once for under two hours and receive your same-day dental crown.
We have the equipment and machines necessary to perform same-day dental crowns here at Broadway Mall Dental Center. Our priority is to maximize patient comfort while also ensuring that our patients receive the best types of services available in dentistry.
The most obvious and glaring advantage of same-day crowns is that they take one visit and very little time to complete. When a patient visits us, and a same-day crown is planned, we’ll create a 3D image of the affected tooth using an intraoral camera.
The image will then be transferred to and used by a printing machine that creates the crown. Same-day crowns are almost always made of ceramic. After the crown is printed, we’ll apply it to your tooth, and you’ll be on your way home. The entire process can take less than one to two hours.
Traditional crowns need two visits to the dentist. That’s because they’re made in a lab, and it takes most labs several weeks to send the crown back to us. Patients have to come in for a second time, so we can apply the crown.
The main disadvantage of same-day crowns is that most of them are made of ceramic, unlike traditional crowns, which can also be made of metal and porcelain. Ceramic is relatively weaker compared to these other materials. If taken care of properly, however, and our recommendations are followed, your ceramic crown can last several years without needing to be replaced.
The difference in price isn’t significant, and how much you pay out-of-pocket depends on your insurance and coverage plan. To find out more about same-day crowns and inquiries related to pricing and insurance, don’t hesitate to call our office and we’ll be more than happy to answer your questions.