Picture this: a dental crown you can have completed in about two hours. It’s made out of natural-looking porcelain, so it works as well for teeth in the front of your smile as in the back. With benefits like those, the treatment has got to be more expensive, right? Wrong — there is actually no extra cost associated with a same day crown in Houston! Keep reading to learn more about how the technology works, and how you can benefit from it, too.
Traditional Crown vs. CEREC
While the end result is the same — a sturdy, long-lasting restoration — the process for a one visit crown differs substantially from the traditional method. Thanks to CEREC technology, we can control the entire process in-house. That means there is no need to work with an outside lab for the creation of the crown . And, since only one appointment is needed to complete the process, you don’t have to worry about wearing a temporary restoration in the time between visits. Temporary crowns may break or be very visible against your surrounding tooth enamel.
The Cost of a Same Day Crown
The total cost of your dental crown may be influenced by certain factors, including where in the mouth it is located and if you need any additional treatments like sedation dentistry.
However, whatever your dental crown costs, it will be on par with a traditional restoration. There is usually no added expense associated with same day dentistry. In fact, because the entire process is completed in just one visit, you could actually save money in the long run. There is no need to schedule a follow-up appointment or take additional days off work for the treatment’s completion.
If you have an aching, injured, or decayed tooth, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment to find out whether or not it can be restored with a same-day dental crown. We will be happy to talk to you about how much you can expect it to cost after we see your case.
Let Insurance Cover It!
If you need a dental crown for a broken or decayed tooth and also have dental insurance, we have even better news. Most plans cover up to 50% of one-visit restorations, too! And because we are just now wrapping up the month of October, there is still plenty of time to schedule an appointment and take advantage of your unused insurance benefits before they expire at the end of the year. Don’t wait to get started — most dental offices get busy during November and December. Contact our practice today to make sure you receive the most convenient scheduling!
About the Author
Dr. John Krell is the family and cosmetic dentist Houston families and friends turn to for exceptional dental care in a state-of-the-art environment. To learn more about his comprehensive dental services or to schedule an appointment, you are invited to contact the office at 713-877-1775.