Same Day Crowns
Same-Day Crowns have arrived!
With PlanScan Same-Day Crowns, Dr. Montee can create and install your new crown in as little as a few hours. You will walk out of our Antioch dentist office with a new crown that fits perfectly, looks like a natural tooth and offers strength and durability. Contact us for more information.
Same Day Crowns in Nashville - Antioch, TN
Getting a crown used to be a long process, especially since it required two visits. The first visit was to make an impression of the tooth and add a temporary crown until the final crown could be created. The second appointment involved installing the permanent crown. Now your permanent crown can be fitted, fabricated and applied in the same appointment.
Dr. Stan Montee has been watching the evolution of the same-day crown technology over the past decade and finally feel that it has reached a point where the quality and look of the crowns are equal to, if not better than, standard crowns. We are finally ready to open up the same-day crown service to our Antioch patients.
Dr. Stan Montee has some good news for his patients: Same day crowns in Antioch have arrived! By participating in our office’s PlanScan, you can receive a new crown placed by Dr. Montee and his team of dental professionals in just a few hours. You can expect to walk out of our Antioch, Tennessee office sporting a new crown that fits perfectly on a weakened or worn down tooth. Contact our office for more information about how Dr. Stan performs a same day crown service that gives you a naturally looking tooth that delivers unsurpassed strength and durability.
Overview of Same Day Dental Crowns
Dental crowns, which also go by the name caps, cover compromised teeth to make the faulty teeth appear exactly like the other healthy teeth inside the mouth. Although crowns are often recommended for cosmetic purposes to enhance your smile, Dr. Montee also performs the same day crowns procedure to protect injured teeth from further decay.
Here are a few of the reasons Dr. Montee recommends same day crowns:
· Enclose a cracked tooth to prevent additional damage
· Not enough left of a tooth to support a filling
· Weak tooth that requires protection against a complete break
· Support dental implants that are attached to the jawbone
Dental implants involve inserting screws into the jawbone to support replacement teeth. The procedure often goes hand in hand with the addition of one or more crowns. If you need a dental implant, Dr. Montee will probably recommend a multi visit treatment regimen, instead of opting for same day crowns.
What is the Procedure for Same Day Crowns?
As with a standard crown, the teeth and gums are numbed and the tooth is drilled and shaped to accept the new crown.
Now comes the cool part! A laser, utilizing 3D technology, makes a 3D model of your tooth and sends the information to our in-house milling machine that creates the new, custom-fitted, same-day crown.
Finally, your new crown is bonded to your tooth, giving you a strong, natural-looking crown in only a few hours.
Benefits of Same Day Crowns
You have one or more damaged teeth that require crowns. The lengthy process of installing crowns tests your patience or it exacerbates your anxiety of having to sit in a dental chair for a couple of hours at a time. Moreover, your dental insurance policy might frown upon multiple visits to perform a procedure Dr. Montee can perform on the same day.
Why should you choose to undergo a same day crowns in Nashville procedure? Let us count the ways.
Say Goodbye to Temporary Fillings
The traditional method for installing crowns creates a lag time between when you walk into a dental office and when you leave the office with your new crowns intact. This means you have to endure temporary fillings that represent more of a band-aid than an actual solution that protects damaged teeth. Same day crowns in Nashville eliminate temporary fillings by delivering the optimal dental solution in just a few hours.
Save Time and Money
As we mentioned, insurance companies frown on dental practices that require a considerable amount of time to perform. Traditional crown installations require multiple visits that take too much time, which translates into a costly procedure Dr. Montee can perform during a one-day session. Moreover, traditional crown procedures are not the most pleasant experience because of the extended time it takes to complete the procedure. With same day crowns in Antioch, Tennessee, you spend less time in a dental chair.
Ceramic Delivers Optimal Quality
Just because same day crowns take less time does not mean the procedure replaces damaged teeth with inferior quality fillings. Dr. Montee uses the highest grade of ceramic to keep potentially troublesome metal crowns out of your mouth. Metal crowns can irritate the gums and surrounding teeth, while ceramic reflects the natural appearance of tooth enamel. Ceramic also does a better job of biting into hard foods and interacting with water.
Temporary fillings can produce imperfect fits that make it more difficult to chew food properly or speak without slurring words. Same day crowns ensure an exact fit because Dr. Stan implements milling and digital scanning techniques to fit the crowns properly on the first attempt. We account for your bite pattern and replicate the bite pattern perfectly, as well as install crowns that mimic the contours of the teeth to be replaced.
Healthy Smile Boosts Appearance and Confidence
Let’s face it: Temporary fillings are not the greatest incentive to break out into a wide smile. Our same day crowns restore your vibrant smile instantly, which gives you more confidence to speak with colleagues at work and with loved ones at home. The traditional crown procedure can leave unsightly black lines at the bottom of the gums and the materials used to recreate damaged teeth typically look nothing like the originals.
Are There Drawbacks to Same Day Dental Crowns?
One of the reasons Dr. Montee receive positive reviews from patients is his upfront approach to discussing dental procedures. If you prefer to have crowns installed on the same day, Dr. Stan will make that happen. However, he reminds his patients of the limited number of drawbacks that you should know about before you decide to undergo this procedure.
How to Care for Dental Crowns
A properly crafted crown should last you between five and eight years, with minimal, if any maintenance required to sustain healthy teeth. However, you can extend the life of one or more crowns by following a few dental crown care tips.
Try not to chew hard foods, such as raw vegetables, that can chip or completely break off a crown.
Follow a daily dental care regimen that includes brushing and flossing your teeth two times a day, as well as scheduling at least two teeth cleaning appointments per year with Dr. Montee and his team of highly rated dental professionals.
Do not grind your teeth and if you have a habit of grinding your teeth, speak with Dr. Stan to come up with a strategy to stop the tooth damaging habit.
Use inter dental cleaners, which are picks, sticks, or brushes, that do a better job of accessing hard to clean spaces between your teeth.
You want to take care of your new crowns just like you take care of the natural teeth still flourishing inside the mouth. This means following a regular brushing and flossing schedule to prevent bacteria from accumulating between a new crown and adjacent natural teeth.
Dental appointments should be scheduled between three and six months apart help prevent gum disease, which often leads to tooth decay and other dental issues. You also might want to consider eliminating sticky foods like candy from your diet. Sticky foods can dislodge a perfectly fitted new crown.
We’ve Done Our Homework
Dr. Montee and his team of experienced dental professionals have received extensive training for placing same day crowns. Moreover, our dental team thoroughly understands how to use PlanScan dental crown equipment to ensure the completion of same day crown procedures.
Dr. Stan has watched the evolution of same day crown technology over the past decade and he has determined the new process has arrived to the point where you can expect optimal tooth replacement quality. Find out about new crowns in Antioch by contacting our dental office today to schedule an initial consultation.