Do Same Day Crowns Work for Me?

Same day dentistry allows patients to restore decayed and damaged teeth in just one appointment. What once took two or even more visits can now be done without ever having to leave the office. This is accomplished with CEREC milling machines and CAD/CAM technology, which processes 3D images to create the perfect dental crown. What’s more, this technology can create restorations using whatever dental material the patient and our San Francisco dentists agree upon.

You may be a candidate for same day crowns if you have:

  • Moderate to advanced tooth decay that cannot be treated with a filling
  • A tooth that has been weakened by decay or damage, and is no longer structurally stable
  • A tooth with enough damage to make speaking and eating difficult
  • Cosmetic imperfections, such as severe wear or misshapenness
  • A tooth with a crack, chip, or fracture
  • A tooth replacement, such as an implant or dental bridge, that requires capping or support
  • Severe intrinsic stains and discoloration that cannot be eliminated with a whitening treatment

Seeing our expert in same day crowns in San Francisco is also best for those with busy work or social schedules, who cannot return to our office to complete the restoration process. Talk to our expert to see if same day technology will work for you and your smile.

What are Same Day Crowns?

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Crowns are possibly the most commonly used restoration in dentistry. They are made to specifically look like your tooth that they are being placed over, and cover from the gum line to the top of the cusp. They not only make the tooth look great again, but fortify and protect it from further damage.

In the past, molds and images of an affected tooth would need to be sent out to a lab, where your crown would be made. This would take at least a week, necessitating more than one appointment, resulting in time away from work, school, or social activities. In the meantime, you would have to wear a temporary crown, which is much less stable and can be uncomfortable at times.

Why wait to get something as simple as a dental crown? Our dentists in Orange County are proud to now offer their patients same day crowns. These restorations are made right in our office and can be placed in just one appointment.

Same day crowns are made using new milling technology. Just as before, impressions and pictures are taken of the affected tooth. This information is then sent to our CAD/CAM machine, which can create your restoration from the material chosen in less than an hour. Our same day crowns dentist in Orange County can then place it on the tooth, allowing you to return back to your normal schedule right away.

What are the Advantages of Same Day Crowns?

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Many know the inconvenience and frustration of having to miss work, school, or other engagements to go to a dentist appointment. If you require treatment such as a dental crown, you likely have had to attend several appointments before the restoration is complete. With same day crowns, this annoying process is no longer necessary. You can get your teeth capped and protected in just one appointment.

CEREC technology speeds up the process that used to take at least two appointments with a whole week wait in between. After preparing the tooth by ridding it of any decay, our cosmetic dentist in Agoura Hills will take an impression of the tooth. Using this, the CEREC machine can make a crown out of porcelain or ceramic resin while you wait.

You may be the perfect patient for our expert in same day crowns in Agoura Hills if you have:

Weak or decaying teeth

  • Broken teeth that need to be restored
  • Discolored teeth that would benefit from the uniform color of a crown
  • A tooth with a filling that needs support

Our cosmetic dentists in Agoura Hills used to cap a tooth with a temporary crown to protect the tooth in between appointments. But these were not as strong as permanent crowns, and not custom designed to fit. Now you can skip the long, frustrating process and get a crown in a day.

One Visit Dental Crowns

A dental crown is used to give strength to a tooth that has been weakened by injury or decay. A crown can also be used to make a cosmetic improvement to a tooth that is discolored or misshapen. It used to be that two visits were required in order to have a crown placed. On the first visit, the tooth was prepared, impressions were taken and then sent to the lab, and a temporary crown was then placed. A recent development in modern dentistry now allows dentists to place crowns in just one visit.

The first step is that the tooth in question is prepared so that it can be fit with a crown. Next, the dentist uses a special tool to digitally scan the tooth. The data is then sent to a computer that is connected to a milling machine. The milling machine uses the data to carve a crown out of a block of porcelain. Once the crown has been manufactured, it is placed onto the prepared tooth at the same visit. As a result, there is no need for the patient to return for a second visit.

If your tooth is in need of a crown and you would rather not do it over the course of two visits, contact our expert in same day crowns in Agoura Hills to schedule a consultation.