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Dr. Jon Skare
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Same Day Crowns: Saving Time Without Sacrificing Quality

December 9, 2019
Posted By: Wood Park Dental
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Have you heard about same-day crowns? Do you wonder how it’s possible to take what used to be a two-week, two-visit process and streamline it down to one dental appointment?

Same-day dental crowns give patients near Eagan a way to walk into Wood Park Dental with a damaged, decayed, or broken tooth and walk out the same day with a durable dental crown in place. 

Are Same-Day Crowns Just as Strong as Other Dental Crowns?

Dentists consider same-day crowns to be as durable as traditional ceramic crowns. If you grind your teeth excessively, however, a lab-fabricated crown made of a stronger material like gold may be a better choice to provide adequate protection for your tooth.

Do All Same-Day Crowns Take Just One Day to Complete?

Yes. That’s the beauty of same-day crowns! Once you and your dentist determine that you need a dental crown, the process is straightforward. Instead of uncomfortable impressions of your teeth taken in the past, your same-day crowns dentist uses digital impressions.

Using 3-D imaging technology, your dentist plans and designs your new crown virtually with CAD/CAM software. The details and specifications are sent to a milling machine located on-site that works like a 3-D printer to mill your new same-day crown from a block of tooth-colored ceramic.

The entire process for creating same-day dental crowns in Eagan, MN takes about two hours.

Does "Same Day" Include the Day of My Initial Dental Work or Root Canal?

If your dentist performs a root canal, they will place a temporary filling on the tooth and allow it to heal for about two weeks. At that point, you would be scheduled for a separate appointment for your CEREC same-day crown. 

Call our Eagan Dentist Office to Schedule an Appointment

Offering our patients the convenience of same-day crowns at our Eagan dentist office is just another way we can make your dental care easy and convenient. Call us at (952) 431-5088 to schedule an appointment and learn more about this fascinating process!

Wood Park Dental is located at 4355 Nicols Road, near Rahn Park in Eagan, MN. Patients driving near Burnsville should take Highway 13 East and turn right onto Diffley Road. Our dental office is past the intersection of Diffley Road and Nicols Road.


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