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Why Wait? We Offer Same-Day Crowns

Jan 12, 2023
Don’t want to wait the traditional two weeks between office visits to get a new crown? You don’t have to! With same-day crowns, you can skip the wait and the temporary crown. Here’s how same-day crowns can work for you.

If you need a dental crown, you’re not alone. Over two million implant-supported crowns are made every year in the United States; millions more are made to cover a damaged tooth that requires protection, fortification, or cosmetic restoration. 

A conventional crown requires at least two dental appointments. During the first visit, the dentist examines your tooth, prepares it to receive a crown, and takes an impression of the tooth so an off-site dental lab can create a custom crown just for you. You get a temporary crown to wear for a couple of weeks until the permanent crown arrives from the lab, and your dentist installs the custom crown during your second office visit.

With advances in dental technology, though, our expert team at Select Dental & Orthodontics in Torrance, California, can eliminate the extra visit and waiting period by offering same-day crowns for your convenience and benefit. Here’s how the process works.

Why you need a crown

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” placed on top of a damaged tooth to protect and cover it while also restoring its shape. It’s designed to look and feel just like a natural tooth, so no one will be able to tell the difference. A crown can:

  • Protect a decayed tooth from further damage
  • Reinforce a weak, worn, or cracked tooth
  • Cover and support a tooth that has a large filling 
  • Conceal a misshapen or permanently discolored tooth
  • Cap a dental implant to restore a missing tooth

A crown can also be used to fortify a tooth that’s been weakened by an extensive root canal treatment.

How to get a same-day crown

Your visit begins with an oral exam and digital X-rays of the damaged tooth, its roots, and the underlying jawbone area. If a crown restoration is the best solution for your problematic tooth, we use an intraoral scanner to take digital impressions, upload the scans to a specialized computer program, and design your custom crown. The color of the crown is set to match the shade of your natural teeth for a flawless appearance. 

Then, we transfer the design to our on-site milling machine which fabricates high-quality crowns and other dental restoration products in about an hour. Once the crown is produced, we fit it to your tooth, check to make sure your bite is aligned correctly, bond it in place, and you’ll be on your way.

Why wait? If you need a crown and don’t have time to spare, schedule a visit for a same-day crown at Select Dental & Orthodontics in Torrance, California. Call our office at 424-999-1593 or click online to book an appointment today, and you’ll be back to normal in no time.