Dental crowns are often used in cosmetic dentistry in San Pablo for addressing several types of dental problems. Crowns restore the functionality of a tooth, protect the natural tooth, restore an aesthetic appeal to a tooth, and are used for dental implants. Sometimes, they are used to protect a weak tooth. A weak tooth can occur as the result of several fillings, a cracked tooth, or one that has been subject to lots of decay. A crown may also be used to restore a worn down or broken tooth. They help improve your appearance and smile as well as the functionality of your teeth. A dental crown may be used for numerous restorative or cosmetic reasons.
What’s the Difference in Same-day Crowns and Traditional Crowns?
As far as function, there isn’t a lot of difference in traditional and same-day dental crowns. They are basically the same when it comes to protection and restoration, but the procedure is different. Same-day crowns save you a lot of time and you only have to schedule one trip to your San Pablo dentist. You won’t have to juggle your calendar and events trying to make multiple trips to the dentist, it’s conveniently done in one appointment on a single day.
The other big difference is that there is no need for a temporary filling or crown to hold the space until the final crown is prepared. Same-day crowns alleviate the discomfort that can often be present when temporary crowns are placed and removed. The crowns are custom made and placed all in one visit. They will look more natural and blend in with your other teeth.
How do Same-Day Dental Crowns Work?
The same day crown CEREC procedure is an advanced restorative system that your San Pablo dentist can use. CEREC is an acronym that stands for Chairside Economical Restorations Esthetic Ceramic. Once Dr. Edwin Kim or Dr. Jacqueline Lee determines that a dental crown is the appropriate treatment, he will begin to prepare the tooth for the restoration. An anesthetic is administered and any decayed or weakened tooth tissue is removed.
Then your San Pablo dentist will take an optical impression of the tooth that will receive the crown. With the use of modern technology, this is as simple as taking a digital picture of the tooth. It’s done in a matter of just a minute or two. The CEREC machine will then help Dr. Kim make a dental crown that will fit your tooth precisely. The tooth-colored restoration is made out of ceramic and will match your other teeth. The crown is then polished and bonded to the tooth being restored. This is all done in just one appointment.
How long will a CEREC dental crown last?
CEREC dental crowns are constructed from exceptionally durable porcelain. As long as you observe good oral hygiene habits like brushing and flossing as recommended, and see your San Pablo dentist for regular exams, a dental crown can last for decades. You can protect a dental crown by not biting on objects that could crack or chip them.
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Do you have more questions about dental crowns and if a same day crown would be a good option for you? Please don’t hesitate to call your San Pablo dental care professionals. We will be happy to answer your questions and set you up with an appointment. Let us know how we can help you!