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Same Day Crowns

Everything You Need To Know About Dental and Same Day Crowns

Crowns are among the most common dental procedures. Besides improving one's smile, they're also used to enhance the function of an individual's teeth. This piece covers more information about dental crowns, including what they are, the various types of crowns, what one can expect during a dental crown appointment, and more.

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What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap placed over a tooth. One can use crowns if they have broken, decayed, or weak teeth.

Crowns are made from materials like ceramic, porcelain, and metal.

When selecting a suitable crown, one can consider things like:

  • Durability
  • Cost
  • Strength

Patients can have crowns installed on the same day (same day crowns) or over two appointments, depending on the material they choose.

Various Types of Crowns

Here are some of the materials used in crowns:

  • Ceramic
  • Porcelain
  • Metal
  • Zirconia
  • Composite resin

In some instances, the crown can contain a combination of materials; for instance, a ceramic crown fused to metal.

The dentist will consider these factors while deciding on the material for the crown:

  • The tooth’s location
  • Area of the tooth that will be
  • visible when one smiles
  • Color of the adjacent teeth
  • Location of the tooth

Personal preference and the above factors will help determine the kind of crown one will pick.

Same Day Crowns

With the help of technologies like computer-aided manufacturing and computer-aided design, a patient can get same day crowns, a procedure done in one appointment. The crown is designed and fixed at the dentist’s office.

Temporary Crown

As the name suggests, a temporary crown is meant for short-term use. Unlike a permanent crown, temporary crowns are attached to the tooth using an adhesive, making removing them easy.

Temporary crowns are usually needed when the permanent crowns are being made, usually on the first day of the appointment and partly on the second day when the permanent crowns are placed on the tooth.

Onlay Crown

Not all crowns cover the whole tooth. Onlay or ¾ crowns are suitable when not requiring a full crown.

Caring For Dental Crowns

One should take good care of crowns to ensure they last long. The following are tips to prolong the life of a dental crown:

  • Brush teeth regularly. One should carefully brush teeth at least twice a day for healthy crowns.
  • Floss teeth every day.
  • Avoid chewing hard foods, as it can cause the crown to break.
  • If the crown accidentally cracks, it’s critical to get a dental check-up as soon as possible.
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The Dental Crown Procedure

The procedure varies depending on whether one gets same-day crowns or if it’s a multi-day process.

Same-Day Crowns Procedure

Same-day crowns procedure is less complicated as it doesn’t involve a temporary crown. Here are the steps:

  • The dentist begins by taking digital pictures of the patient’s mouth.
  • The dentist designs the crowns with the help of the pictures. Crowns may take about 2 hours to create.
  • Lastly, the dentist puts the crown over the tooth when ready. The procedure may take approximately 2-4 hours.

Same-day crowns require advanced technology to fix, meaning some dentists may not offer the service.

Multi-day Process Involving a Temporary Crown

For traditional crowns, one has to visit the dentist twice. The procedure is as follows:

  • The dentist checks and examines the tooth to be fitted with a crown.
  • Upon examining and preparing the tooth, the dentist removes and trims a section of its outer layer.
  • An impression of the trimmed tooth is created.
  • The dentist adds a temporary crown to the tooth.
  • The tooth’s impression guides the dentist in making the temporary crown.
  • The patient returns for the second appointment, which allows the dentist to cement the crown to the tooth.
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Complications Associated With Dental Crowns

Although dental crowns help fix various tooth problems, having them can come with complications such as:

  • Allergic Reactions

Some people may develop allergies to the metal used in crowns.

  • Tooth Sensitivity

Crowned teeth may experience heat or cold sensitivity, which can be considered normal. If the tooth is sensitive to pressure while biting, the problem could be the crown fitting. One must see a doctor to have this issue fixed.

  • Loose Crown

Crowns sometimes get loose and may even fall out. Visiting the dentist if a crown starts to feel loose is advisable.

  • Chipped Crowns

Crowns like the ones made from porcelain are prone to chipping. Small chips can be repaired, but a replacement could be the only option in case of excessive chipping.

  • Gum-Related Issues

The gum area around the crown could start feeling sore and irritated or even begin bleeding, leading to gum disease.

Frequently Asked Questions About Same Day Crowns

Crowns can be used for various purposes, including fixing worn, weakened, and cracked teeth. Anyone with a massive cavity can also consider getting crowns to fill it.

Crows can last between 5 to 15 years. Because some crowns are stronger, they have a longer lifespan.

While porcelain and ceramic crowns appear more natural, metal crowns are more sturdy.

Notwithstanding the kind of crowns, they can all last many years when treated with care.

Crowns may vary in price depending on the material used, but one can expect to pay between $800 and $1,500. Crowns like gold can be more expensive, costing up to $2,500.

Metal crowns are the most affordable, costing less than porcelain and gold crowns.

Other factors that can affect the cost of crowns include the work to be done before fitting them. If one needs a dental implant, this will require more prep work which means more price.

Sometimes dental insurance can cover the cost of crowns, but you must verify this in advance because some crowns may not be covered, or the insurance plan may only pay for some expenses.

People with crowns should visit a dentist regularly for check-ups. However, loose, damaged, or worn-down crowns shouldn’t wait. Instead, one must contact the dentist immediately. Swelling near the crown, excessive sensitivity, and tooth pain are other conditions that deserve quick dental attention.

Simply put, one should contact their dentist if they notice any unusual signs resulting from having dental crowns.

Our Services

Preventive Care

Preventive Care

Dr. Klose emphasizes preventive care to help her patients maintain healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime. With the help of our Dental Wellness Program, you and your family can maintain your smiles in a cost-effective manner. Afterall, good oral health is essential for overall health.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Klose can help you achieve the smile you've always wanted with a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as teeth whitening, veneers, and crowns.

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Klose routinely performs tooth colored fillings and bondings. Dr. Klose also utilizes our dental milling machine to custom create dental Inlays, Onlays and Crowns in a single visit!



If you are experiencing a severe toothache, you may need a Root Canal. Dr. Klose treats root canals and other endodontic emergencies such as dental abscesses. Our 3D imaging technology allows Dr. Klose to clearly diagnose and map out the anatomy of your tooth. If you are in pain, please do not hesitate to contact us.



Dr. Klose and her highly trained Dental Hygienists treat gum disease and other periodontal conditions to keep your mouth healthy. Using the latest technology, we are able to care for your gums in a comfortable and efficient manner.



In some cases, a tooth may need to be removed. Dr. Klose is well versed in removing teeth and performing select bone grafting procedures. Using our 3D imaging technology, we are able to safely and comfortably remove your tooth and offer replacement options if needed.


Invisalign ®

Clear aligner therapy such as Invisalign® is a popular option for people who want to straighten their teeth without having braces. Clear aligner therapy is also a relatively comfortable option, and it can be completed in as little as six months. Dr. Klose has received extensive training and successfully completed several hundred invisalign® cases, earning her the title "Invisalign® Gold Provider." With the help of our 3D imaging, we can show you a 3D rendition of your straighter smile!

Your Journey to a Beautiful Smile Begins at Naples Dental Boutique

Dental crowns help fix tooth problems like decay and weak teeth. Dentists can make crowns from various materials, including metal, porcelain, and resin.

One should maintain proper dental hygiene to increase the lifespan of crowns, and any crown-related complications should be reported to the dentist.

If you need same day crowns or general information on dental crowns, contact Naples Dental Boutique in Naples, FL, today.