Typically, no, the process of receiving a same-day crown is quite comfortable. It requires less of the tooth structure underneath the crown to be shaved down or reshaped, which means less sensitivity or potential discomfort. Additionally, you won’t need a temporary crown because the final crown is created and placed in just one day.
Traditional porcelain or steel crowns typically take 2-3 weeks and multiple visits to our office to complete. This includes the initial visit, getting impressions taken, fabrication at a third-party lab, and placement. With same-day crowns, the entire process takes place in just a few hours.
Yes, a same-day crown is just as effective as traditional porcelain or stainless steel crowns. You can use a same-day crown to repair a chipped, cracked, broken, or discolored tooth, restoring it to its natural strength and appearance.
The materials we use in our same-day crowns are just as durable as those used in traditional porcelain crowns. This means you can expect your crown to last 10-15 years with good at-home care and regular checkups.