Traditional, crowns require two visits to a dentist. The first visit is for a tooth impression and the second is to apply the crown after it is created in a lab. But with advances in technology, some dentists are now able to create same day crowns.
First, a small camera is used to take a picture of the tooth, then a computer creates a ceramic crown that is customized for your tooth. With this procedure, the waiting time in between appointments is eliminated and is generally preferred by patients who may feel anxious about the procedure.
When the complete treatment happens in one visit, patients do not need to schedule an additional appointment and have the assurance that the procedure is just as good as crowns made traditionally.