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Dental crowns can help you restore confidence in your smile by covering broken or cracked teeth. At Legacy Dentistry of Virginia, our same-day crown procedure will help you transform your smile in as little as one office visit.
If you’re considering a crown to cover up damage to your teeth, call our office today to book an appointment. At Legacy Dentistry of Virginia, your health is our priority and we will help you find a convenient time to come in for a same-day crown procedure.
Types of Crowns
There are many different types of permanent crowns that each have different benefits. Crowns made of certain materials can last longer, cost more, and feel better in your mouth. Your dentist can help you weigh all the options and decide which type of crown is best for you.
Common types of crowns include:
- Gold alloy crowns
- Metal alloy crowns
- Ceramic crowns
- Resin crowns
- Porcelain crowns
Additionally, temporary crowns made of acrylic or stainless steel may be used by your dentist if you opt for traditional dental lab crowns. If you choose same-day crowns, there will be no need for temporary crowns.
E4D Same-Day Crowns
The best type of crown, E4Dcrowns, relies on advanced medical imaging technology. E4D crowns, made with strong ceramic, can be designed and applied to your tooth in one day. E4D crowns last as long as traditional crowns and are even better at resisting damage.
When Should You Get a Crown?
You should consider getting a dental crown if you have suffered severe damage to your teeth. Crowns can repair and mask cracks, breaks, and fractures that make you feel less confident about your smile, particularly if your front teeth are affected. You should discuss getting a crown with your dentist if you have any of the following:
- Cracked teeth
- Weakened teeth as a result of gum disease, etc.
- Worn-down teeth
You will also likely need a crown to protect your tooth following a root canal procedure or placement of a large filling or dental implant. To discuss your need for a crown, schedule a dental visit at our office to get an expert opinion. If you want to minimize your need for crowns in the future, practice good oral hygiene at home by consistently brushing your teeth and flossing.
Advantages of Same-Day Crowns
Compared to crowns made in a dental lab, E4D same-day crowns offer some distinct advantages. Same-day crowns are stronger and last longer than traditional crowns. E4D crowns also lack a metal core and blend better with your teeth than traditional crowns.
The biggest advantage of E4D crowns is that your dentist can finish them on the same day as your initial appointment. You won’t have to worry about missing work or clearing your schedule because we can do the procedure at a time that’s convenient for you.