Same Day Dental Crowns in Singapore vs Traditional Crowns

Same Day Dental Crowns in Singapore vs Traditional Crowns

What if you faced a dental emergency, like breaking or chipping a tooth just before a significant event, such as your wedding or an important interview? Could your dentist repair it in time? With the right technology, the answer is a resounding yes!

Gone are the days when patients had to endure multiple visits to the dentist for a dental crown. It was once commonplace for individuals to navigate through a week or two with an unsightly shaved-down tooth or an unreliable temporary crown. Fast forward to the present, and we at DP Dental can perform the entire process – from preparing your tooth to crown installation – in just a few short hours!

Let’s explore the distinctions between same day dental crowns and traditional crowns and understand why more individuals are opting for same day dental crowns in Singapore.

What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns, also known as caps, are protective coverings that encase a damaged or weakened tooth, restoring its shape, size, strength, and improving its overall appearance.

When are Dental Crowns Needed?

  • After root canal treatment to help strengthen the tooth.
  • For strengthening of teeth weakened by decay or a large filling. By providing a durable outer layer, crowns protect the tooth from further damage.
  • To protect fractured, cracked and worn teeth.
  • To restore dental implants. The crown is attached to the implant, providing a natural-looking and functional replacement for a missing tooth.
  • To improve the shape, alignment and shade of a tooth.

What are Same Day Dental Crowns?

With same day dental crowns, you can address the restoration needs of damaged, decayed, cracked, or broken teeth—all in a single day. Unlike traditional crowns that involve multiple visits and an extended waiting period, same day dental crowns are crafted and placed in just one appointment.

Same day dental crowns use a digital scanner to take a picture of the damaged tooth. The image is sent to a computer to create a 3D model of the tooth. Using this model, a milling machine in the dentist’s office makes the crown. The whole process takes just a few hours, and the patient leaves with their permanent crown.

At DP Dental, we employ the revolutionary CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) technology. This cutting-edge system enables our skilled practitioners to design, mill, and place a custom-fitted ceramic crown during a single visit. This eliminates the need for uncomfortable temporary crowns and protracted waiting times.

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Advantages of same day dental crowns:

  • Restore the function of your teeth immediately:

Your teeth significantly impact your smile, speech, and eating patterns. Same-day dental crowns eliminate the need for temporary crowns, allowing you to resume normal activities immediately.

  • No need for temporary crowns: 

Patients do not need to wear temporary crowns while waiting for the permanent crown to be manufactured, which can be uncomfortable and require extra care.

  • Saves you money:

Same-day dental crowns reduce the number of dental visits and eliminate the need for temporary crowns, resulting in cost savings. It is ideal for people with busy schedules. Fewer appointments mean less time off work and reduced inconvenience. 

  • Comfort:

Unlike uncomfortable resin-based temporary crowns, CEREC® crowns are made of ceramic and fit perfectly, offering enhanced comfort.

  • Precise Fitting:

Highly precise and accurate fitting as the crown is created using digital scanning and milling technology. 

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What are Traditional Crowns

Traditional Crowns have been a standard in dental care for many years. However, the process typically involves two or more appointments. During the first visit, the dentist prepares the tooth, takes impressions, and places a temporary crown. The patient then returns for a second visit once the permanent crown is fabricated in an external laboratory.

One of the significant drawbacks of traditional crowns is the waiting time. Patients often endure days or even weeks with a temporary crown, risking discomfort and potential complications.

Traditional crowns rely on external dental laboratories for fabrication. This introduces an additional variable in terms of quality control and turnaround time, contributing to the overall duration of the procedure.

Why Choose Same Day Dental Crowns at DP Dental?

While both same-day dental crowns and traditional crowns serve the crucial function of preserving and restoring teeth, the choice between the two often comes down to individual preferences and priorities.

Crafted exclusively from ceramic, same-day CEREC crowns offer an impressive combination of strength, durability, and aesthetics. Studies indicate that well-maintained ceramic crowns can last as long as or even longer than traditional ones.

At DP Dental, our in-house dental laboratory, equipped with advanced 3D milling technology, ensures meticulous quality control, matching the standards of traditional crowns from external laboratories.

Our team of skilled clinicians believes in early interventions and prevention over cure. 

For those seeking a modern, time-efficient, and technologically advanced solution, same-day dental crowns at DP Dental offer quality without compromise and elevate the dental care experience for our patients. 

For more information about same-day dental crowns, connect with us at:

DP Dental Orchard: 6219 3082

DP Coast Dental Katong: 6440 4605

We look forward to serving you and enhancing your dental experience with cutting-edge technology and expert care.

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At DP Dental, our philosophy is to solve problems at their root cause. We also believe that prevention is always better than cure, hence, we practice early-intervention dentistry, and we aim to be as minimally-invasive in our procedures as possible.