Same-Day Crowns in Van Nuys, CA
A damaged or decayed tooth is not only uncomfortable; it also threatens the well-being of your oral health. Your dentist will likely recommend that you get a crown to restore the damaged tooth structure.
With traditional dental crown placement, the entire procedure takes two or three visits to the dentist over a period of several weeks. But now you can get a crown placed the same day you visit the dentist with CEREC same-day crowns at The Dental Care Center. You no longer have to wait for an outstanding, natural-looking crown!
When Might I Need a Dental Crown?
One of the most common reasons for needing a dental crown is to restore a tooth that has deteriorated or fractured because of an old filling, particularly those of the silver amalgam variety. When the tooth structure has become so compromised that a filling cannot restore it, a crown is generally recommended. Another reason is when a tooth has cracked or broken and needs to be repaired.
Traditional dental crowns involve two or three visits to your dentist before the final crown can be placed. There is the initial impression that needs to made, as well as a temporary crown that needs to be placed while the lab creates the final, permanent crown. This usually takes place over a period of two or three weeks. Not only is it a hassle to take the time for several visits to the dentist, but temporary crowns can fall off or break, creating even more inconvenience for patients. With CEREC same-day crowns, however, this process is condensed into just one visit to the dentist.
What Is CEREC Technology?
CEREC technology has been around since the late 1980s, and it has revolutionized restoring decayed or broken teeth with a strong, natural-looking crown in just one appointment. As technology has improved, more and more dentists are using it, and The Dental Care Center in Van Nuys, CA is proud to offer this convenience to patents.
CEREC is an acronym that stands for the following:
Chairside—Because the milling unit for the crowns is located in our office, we can make the dental crown while you wait.
Economical—We can avoid outsourcing the creation of the crown to a laboratory with the associated shipping and handling costs, which means that we can pass along the savings to our patients.
Restoration—Your tooth will be restored and will not only look natural but will also function just like your natural tooth.
Esthetic—No one will know you have a dental crown except you! CEREC same-day crowns contain no metal and look completely natural.
Ceramic—Ceramic is a strong material that mimics the structure and durability of your natural tooth.
The CEREC technology procedure is simple: An optical impression is taken of your tooth using a tasteless powder and digital camera. The three-dimensional software creates a model of the needed restoration. We can adjust and customize the restoration as needed before sending the specifications to the milling unit located in our office. Your perfect-fitting crown is made and ready for bonding in just about 15 minutes! Say goodbye to goopy impressions, ill-fitting temporaries, and repeat visits to our office to get your new tooth.
Please call The Dental Care Center to schedule your appointment for a fast, natural-looking dental crown!