Same Day Fix: Get a Beautiful Smile with Same Day Crowns
Same day crowns are perfect for anyone who wants a beautiful smile but doesn’t want a treatment that will take weeks or months of waiting and appointments. Crowns are a great way to improve the appearance of your teeth and preserve tooth enamel, but the traditional methods of making crowns is time consuming. Thankfully, Dr. Ania offers same day crowns — which can restore your smile in about two hours!
What are Same Day Crowns?
Same day crowns are the best option for patients who want to restore their smile, but don’t want to waste much time. Crowns improve the appearance of teeth and protect your tooth enamel. The old way of producing crowns is time consuming. Fortunately, modern technology now allows specially trained dentists to take digital impressions of patients’ mouths and create the perfect crown in the office, same day. In Boulder, Dr. Ania is one of the only dentists to offer this cutting-edge service.
Same Day Crowns: The Process
Digital scanners and in-office milling machines make same day crowns possible. First, Dr. Ania will scan your teeth to create an exact impression of the existing bite. This digital scan replaces the need for an old-fashioned impression. From this point, Dr. Ania will use the image to create a digital crown. This image will then be sent to the milling machine to create the crown. Then, it goes to an oven to crystalize as the patient waits. In all, the same day crown process will take about two hours. You won’t have to go through the process of having a temporary crown either — everything is fixed the same day.
Benefits of Same Day Crowns
The biggest benefit of this type of crown is that it is all done in one day. However, that is not the only benefit. Other benefits of same day crowns include:
- Appearance: people will not even be able to notice that your tooth has a crown. These crowns tend to look more natural, and very closely resemble your natural surrounding teeth.
- Strength: these kinds of crowns are sturdy and resist abrasion, which means they are more likely to last.
The biggest con of same day crowns is the lack of availability. Thankfully, Boulder has Dr. Ania that is able to offer same day crowns to the community.
Caring for Crowns
Most dental crowns last between 5 to 15 years, however, the lifespan is dependent on your lifestyle and how you care for your crown.
While a crown doesn’t require special care, it is critical to have a good oral hygiene routine. Even if your tooth has a crown, you will still be susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. To prevent these conditions, follow this oral hygiene routine:
Brush your teeth twice a day
For two minutes each time — once in the morning and again at night. When you brush, use a gentle-bristled toothbrush and move it in small, circular motions to clean all surfaces of your teeth. You should hold the brush at a slight angle, and be careful to not hit the gums directly as it can injure them and cause further issues.
Floss once a day
If you don’t floss, there could still be food and other debris stuck between your teeth. Your toothbrush bristles can’t fit in these tight spaces, so flossing is an essential part of your dental hygiene routine. This helps remove plaque that is between the teeth, that could otherwise contribute to decay and gum disease.
Another way to improve your oral hygiene routine is to use a mouthwash that can help protect your mouth and kill bad bacteria that can cause mouth odor and other issues.
When choosing a toothpaste, find one that has fluoride in it. Further, some communities have fluoride added into the tap water, so you will get the benefits of fluoride just by drinking tap water. Fluoride can help fight tooth decay and cavities and strengthen your tooth enamel.
Limit sugar and acidic food and drinks
Sugar and acids in food and drinks can buildup with bacteria in the mouth and attack your teeth. This can cause your enamel to weaken, and you will experience symptoms like tooth sensitivity and pain.
See your dentist every six months
No matter how healthy your smile is, you still need to see your dentist twice a year for an exam and cleaning.
Doing each of these things can help protect your natural smile — and your new crown.
Make an Appointment with Dr. Ania
If you’re ready to improve your smile with a same day crown, contact our office for an appointment today!