Posts for: May, 2017
Dental crowns are a crucial part of many dental procedures and can restore or even preserve your tooth’s natural structure. However, traditional crowns take several dental appointments with weeks in between, causing you time and effort. Luckily, Provo Dental in Provo, UT, provides same day crowns, saving you that extra dental visit and cutting down your wait times significantly. Find out more about same day dental crowns with Dr. Gary Wiest.
What can a dental crown do for me?
A dental crown is a versatile dental restoration which can provide many treatments. Depending on your situation, a dental crown can:
- restore the biting surface of a worn tooth
- protect a tooth against damage after a large filling
- stabilize a damaged or broken tooth
- preserve a tooth’s natural structure and prevent extraction
- hold a dental bridge in place
- cover a dental implant to replace a missing tooth
How is a same day crown different from a traditional crown?
A dental crown fits over the tooth, requiring your dentist to prepare the tooth beforehand by removing parts of its enamel from the sides and top. If placing a traditional crown, your dentist will require two appointments. The first appointment will include preparing the tooth and taking a physical impression to send to the dental laboratory. Then, over the course of about two weeks, the lab creates the crown based on the impression. When the crown returns to your dentist’s office, you will have a second appointment to fit and place it onto your tooth.
Same day crowns cut out the laboratory step entirely, allowing your dentist to prepare the tooth, design and create the crown, and place and fit the crown all within the same appointment. This saves you time, effort, co-pays and even the additional fees associated with using the dental laboratory.
Same Day Crowns in Provo
If you think you can benefit from same day crowns, you should consult with Dr. Wiest to determine if this is the best treatment option for you. For more information on same day dental crowns, please contact Dr. Wiest at Provo Dental in Provo, UT. Call 801-374-8205 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Wiest today!