Same-day Crowns: What you need to know

Dec 13, 2022 | General Dentistry

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Everyone wants to get the best dental care possible, and sometimes, you need it in a hurry. When it comes to the installation of crowns, the method used over the years has been a time-consuming procedure. Considering how busy the world has become, it has been inconvenient for most people. Thanks to technology that brought the emergence of same-day crowns. You can restore your smile and return to your daily activities. Here is what you should know about same-day crowns:


Same-day crowns also referred to as single-visit crowns, are a type of dental crown made to fit the patient in a single appointment. Thanks to state-of-the-art E4D dentistry, the dentist can make fast crown impressions and CEREC technology for accurate and fast crown formation.


Same-day crowns are made through CEREC technology which stands for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramics. These crowns are custom milled from ceramic solid blocks using a machine. The dentist chooses the color of the ceramic according to the color of the existing teeth to achieve a natural look.


Time and convenience

Same-day crowns help save time and are more convenient, as dentists use CEREC technology to fabricate crowns quickly. You don’t have to wait several weeks for lab-made crowns while using temporary ones. With same-day crowns, you can save time and return to work and other daily activities.

For traditional crowns, you need an appointment and a series of other visits. In your first appointment, the dentist will get the impression of your teeth, so present it to the lab for crown making. The process in the dental lab takes several weeks, which can be inconvenient to people who are in a hurry or require an emergency.

Material used

Same-day crowns are made of ceramic. But the traditional crowns can be a combination of metal, ceramic, porcelain, and porcelain fused to metal. The materials used in traditional crowns, such as metal, make them more durable than same-day crowns.

Temporary crowns

If you choose same-day crowns, you’ll not require temporary crowns, as the crown will be fully installed during the first visit. However, for traditional crowns, you’ll require temporary crowns as you wait for the lab to complete the process of making your permanent crown.

Temporary crowns tend to cause discomfort, especially when they move from their installation position. Also, some don’t fit accurately, which leaves gaps for food to rest, leading to tooth decay.

Attention to detail

Same-day crowns are pleasing and accurately positioned to the eye. But if you need a crown that looks similar to other teeth, a traditional crown made of porcelain is the best fit. This is because an expert hand-crafted traditional crown in the lab, so it can look more natural than same-day crowns.


Traditional crowns are stronger than same-day crowns due to their make.  They are made using more durable materials, making them less prone to wear and tear, such as porcelain and metal. Despite the strength, traditional crowns aren’t aesthetically attractive compared to ceramic, especially for the front teeth.


Same-day crowns can be so convenient if you have a dental emergency. You don’t even have to wait until the next day! If you’re ever in need of an emergency crown, be sure to speak with your dentist right away. He or she can assess your situation and determine whether a same-day crown is right for you. At Briargate dental center, we offer same-day crown services with advanced technology to ensure your crown restores your smile perfectly. If you have any questions, contact us or schedule an appointment today.