Crowns can repair or replace a damaged or missing tooth. Unfortunately, many practices can't provide a crown in fewer than two visits.
But at Gooch Family Dental in Birmingham, AL, we can create and place custom dental crowns in a single visit.
Find out why so many patients choose Dr. Burton Gooch when they need a dental crown...
Top Three Benefits of Dental Crown Treatment at Gooch Family Dental
1. Same-Day Treatment
Our dentists offer a more efficient dental crown placement treatment process. This expedited treatment option is possible due to advanced dental technology. Some of the advantages of same-day crowns include:
No Messy Impressions
Digital impressions use advanced 3-D technology, so there is no need for you to have uncomfortable impressions taken with messy putty.
No Temporary Crowns
You will not need to wear a temporary crown, which saves both time and money.
You can undergo a root canal or other treatment and receive your permanent crown in one visit for more streamlined treatment. There is no need for follow-up appointments, so you can fit your dentistry needs into your busy schedule.
No Wait Time
With traditional crowns that are made in a lab, dentists have to wait two weeks or more for crown delivery, and a second appointment is then needed to place the crown. As a patient of Gooch Dental, you'll be able to resume chewing, enunciating, and feeling good about your smile before you leave our office.
Many patients get nervous and feel apprehensive when visiting the dentist. We want to make the dental crown treatment process as comfortable as possible for patients. That is why we offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation. We also use a desensitizing agent with any crown that we place to reduce discomfort during and after treatment.
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is inhaled during the appointment to help you feel more relaxed. Our dentists can administer nitrous oxide throughout treatment as needed to alleviate any fear or anxiety you may experience. After your dental crown is placed, the effects of this sedation option wear off quickly so you can safely drive yourself home.
With oral sedation, we use medications like Valium or Ativan to put patients into a relaxed state. The medication is taken before treatment so the calming effects have set in by the time you arrive for your appointment. The effects of the medication also take time to wear off, so patients who choose this option need to have a driver for safety reasons.
Our Crowns Make a Positive Difference
For High-Quality Same-Day Porcelain Crowns
All-porcelain crowns are strong and look extremely natural. At our Birmingham practice, our dentists typically use traditional dental porcelain for crowns that are placed over the patient's front teeth.
For the back teeth, we may recommend e.max® porcelain, which is five times more durable than traditional porcelain. The dental crowns are fabricated using the CEREC system, which combines 3D imaging, design software, and milling technology into one machine.
Wonderful experience! They were all so kind working me in for a broken tooth-very impressed with their technology used and greatly appreciated the same day crown. Dr Claire Wood was personable and professional!Read More Google Reviews
From scheduling to payment - each step was seamless. I was able to be seen the day after I called to make an appointment, completed new patient intake online, and was greeted promptly by a friendly team member when I arrived. Dr. Duncan and the dental assistant, Liz, were very friendly and made my experience getting a crown very comfortable. It was a great experience overall!Read More Google Reviews
Do You Suffer from Any of the Following?
A Closer Look At Dental Crown Uses
If you have a damaged tooth, it becomes increasingly vulnerable to further breakage and bacterial invasion. That is why we often recommend a crown to treat a broken tooth, a cavity that is too large for a filling, or a tooth that has undergone a root canal. To restore your tooth to its full beauty and function, our dentists can place a crown, which protects and strengthens the tooth by completely covering it down to the gum line.
If you have a single missing tooth, there are two restorations that can replace it: a traditional bridge or a dental implant-supported crown. Of these two restorations, an implant-retained crown is considered the superior option. The dental implant is placed in the jawbone and becomes permanently fused during the healing process. Because the implant replaces the roots, it provides the stimulation necessary to halt the bone atrophy that follows tooth loss.
The Same-Day Crowns Timeline
Whether you have a single broken tooth or several damaged teeth, CEREC crowns can restore your smile in just one appointment. This is how the CEREC system makes same-day crowns possible:
How Long Do Crowns Last?
With proper aftercare, your crown can last as long as 15 years. All you have to do is care for your crown and oral health like normal. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and visit our Birmingham office every six months for an exam and cleaning. It is also important to avoid biting down on hard objects that can damage, crack, or dislodge the dental crown.
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Brenda was OUTSTANDING!!! Very compassionate and caring ~ checking to make sure I was OK during the entire visit!!! Dr. Andrews and Brenda were VERY considerate and kept me informed during the root canal and crown process by addressing all my questions! When needed, I look forward to their assistance again!!!Read More Google Reviews
Wonderful visit. Had to get a crown for a broken tooth and it was done perfectly on the same day. Took about 2 hours total. All of the employees were wonderful and very nice and helpful. Highly recommend!Read More Google Reviews