Maine Family Dental Practice
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Travis Buxton, DDS

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Are same-day crowns as good as traditional crowns?

NDental Crowns | Bangor ME Dentistothing beats the convenience of getting a dental crown fitted, fabricated, and placed—all in the same appointment. But this also leaves people wondering if they are getting the same quality as a traditional crown with one that is created in just one dental appointment. It may come as a surprise to learn that convenience is really the only difference between the two types of crowns.

How Traditional Crowns Work

With a traditional dental crown, you made one appointment to see the dentist to get your tooth prepared to receive a crown. A mold is taken of the prepared tooth, then sent off to the lab where your crown would be made. In the meantime, you would be fitted with a temporary dental crown while you waited a couple weeks for your crown to be ready. 

How Same-Day Crowns Work

With a same-day crown, your tooth is prepared, but instead of a goopy impression being taken, a sophisticated, state-of-the-art CAD/CAM machine precisely measures the tooth to be crowned. These measurements are sent to the fabrication machine so a custom crown can be carved from a block of ceramic. This material is the same quality and material of a traditional drown. Soon your new crown will be placed—all within just a couple of hours.

If you have more questions about same-day crowns, be sure to contact our Bangor, ME practice, Maine Family Dental.

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The safety and health of our Patients and Team are too important for us to remain open during this time. Effective today, our office is postponing all appointments until further notice for non-essential dental treatment based on the recommendations from the American Dental Association. We will continue to see patients with dental emergencies so please call our office today if you are experiencing a dental emergency. Please click here for more info! Thank you so much for your understanding and please be safe!