Since CEREC allows Dr. Shim to craft your dental restorations in-office, you won’t have to wait weeks for the final placement like traditional crowns. This comes with a few key benefits: a proper-fitting crown immediately, only one visit need instead of two, and restored functionality and appearance to your teeth.
Same-Day Crowns vs. Traditional Crowns
Both same-day crowns and traditional crowns come with some pros and cons to each choice. Depending on your preferences, you might prefer one option over the other. Below we compare the two in a few different categories.
The Treatment Process
As stated by its name, same-day crowns involve a quicker process than getting a traditional crown. Since the CEREC machine allows Dr. Shim to design and create a crown in-office, it eliminates the second visit needed during the traditional crown process. Once the crown is created with either option, however, the application process is very similar with both.
In most cases, ceramic crowns have similar price tags attached whether or not they’re made in-office or sent to a lab, but it’s ultimately up to your insurance how much you’ll have to pay. In general, though, same-day crowns are typically more cost-effective since they eliminate outside lab fees and the cost of temporary crowns. By taking advantage of our same-day crowns with CEREC, you’ll also only have to pay for one visit instead of two.
With proper care, CEREC crowns can last several years, with patients taking excellent care of them lasting 10 years or more. While the material used to create same-day crowns is highly-durable, it is usually weaker than the porcelain or metal material typically used to create traditional crowns.
Summary of Same-Day Crowns Benefits
In the end, it’s up to you whether you’d like a same-day crown or a traditional crown. Many of our patients opt for our CEREC crowns due to the increased convenience, comfort, and typical cost savings.