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Same Day Crown Q&A

Same Day Crown services offered in San Leandro CA

Thanks to modern technology, it’s possible to design and manufacture a custom dental crown in a single day. At Davidson Dental Group located in San Leandro, California, general dentist Elena Davidson, DDS, uses same-day crowns to preserve smiles and encourage optimal oral health. Using the on-site milling machine, the process is quick, convenient, and hassle-free. To make an appointment, call the office today or book online.

What is a same-day crown?

A same-day crown is a custom dental restoration bonded on top of a damaged or severely decaying tooth. Once placed, the crown covers all of the enamel above your gum line, restoring the tooth to its near-original shape, strength, and condition.

Traditionally, getting a dental crown took at least two appointments. At Davidson Dental Group, Dr. Davidson has a computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) machine on-site. The technology allows her to create a custom crown that fits perfectly in less than an hour.

Why would I need a same-day crown?

At Davidson Dental Group, Dr. Davidson uses same-day crowns to:

  • Protect weak or damaged teeth
  • Hold a dental bridge in place
  • Restore a dental implant
  • Cover a tooth treated with a root canal
  • Restore a severely worn down tooth

You might also benefit from a same-day crown if you have a stained or discolored tooth that doesn’t respond to traditional teeth whitening.

What does getting a same-day crown involve?

At Davidson Dental Group, getting a same-day crown is a quick and convenient procedure.

First, Dr. Davidson reviews your dental health history and asks about your symptoms. Next, she conducts an oral exam and takes X-rays. If you have a damaged, decaying, or worn down tooth, Dr. Davidson moves forward.

She administers a local anesthetic and prepares your tooth to receive a crown. To do that, Dr. Davidson removes a thin layer of enamel from the top and sides of your tooth. Then, she takes digital scans of your tooth and uploads them to a computer design program.

Dr. Davidson uses the program to design a custom dental crown. Once she’s completed the design, Dr. Davidson uploads it to the on-site milling machine. The milling machine uses Dr. Davidson’s design and manufactures a custom crown from a block of ceramic.

While the machine creates your crown, you can read a book, take a nap, or play on your smartphone. Once your crown is ready, Dr. Davidson bonds it in place, polishes your tooth, and provides care instructions.

How long do same-day crowns last?

Same-day crowns typically last about a decade* on average, but it’s possible to extend their use by practicing good oral hygiene. Dr. Davidson recommends:

  • Brushing your teeth twice daily
  • Flossing before going to bed
  • Visiting Davidson Dental Group every six months for an oral exam and teeth cleaning
  • Avoiding bad habits like biting hard items, such as ice or your nails. Avoid opening packaging with your teeth
  • Wear a mouthguard, if you have been diagnosed, to address TMJ and biting problems

To see if you qualify for a same-day crown, make an appointment at Davidson Dental Group by calling the office today, or scheduling online.

*Individual results may vary.