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 Van Nuys dentist will likely recommend that you get a dental 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 tooth 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?
- What Is CEREC Technology?
- Your CEREC Same-Day Appointment
- Your New CEREC Dental Crown Will Be Ready in Under Two Hours
- Taking Care of Your CEREC Dental Crown
- Are You Interested in CEREC Dental Crowns?
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 dental 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 Dr. Suh places the final tooth crown. We don't need to make an initial impression, as well as a temporary crown while the lab creates the final, permanent dental 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.
CEREC same-day dental crowns are typically used for:
- Stabilize a fractured or broken tooth
- Protect a tooth from enamel erosion from bruxism and grinding
- Reinforce a tooth that has a cavity that’s too large for a filling
- After root canal therapy
- The visible tooth portion of a dental implant
- Secure a dental bridge into place
A dental crown is a helmet we fit over your entire tooth. When we bond a dental crown to your tooth, we restore the appearance of the tooth and bring back its function, so Van Nuys patients can chew, eat, and speak like normal.
If you have a cracked or broken tooth, call The Dental Care Center at (818) 781-1533 to make a CEREC same-day crown appointment to learn more. Dr. Suh will be able to determine your candidacy and whether this is a good option for you. During this dental appointment, we can also explain the CEREC process and answer any questions you may have.
What Is CEREC Technology?
CEREC technology has been around since the late 1980s, and it has revolutionized restoring decayed or broken teeth with a durable, 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 rin 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 durable material that mimics the structure and durability of your natural tooth.
Your CEREC Same-Day Appointment
CEREC as a technology is not too complex: once we determine your eligibility for this dental restoration, Dr. Peter Suh takes a visual impression of your oral structure using a handheld digital scanner to take high-quality 3-D images of the compromised tooth. Then he uses specialized software to create a visual 3-D model of your tooth; we can customize the restoration; at this stage, we can make changes to the restoration design right in front of you, so we can get it perfect together!
Once we complete this step, we send all the specs to the milling machine located right in our dental office. It works similar to a 3-D printer, creating your very own dental crown out of a block of porcelain. Your personalized dental crown is made to fit perfectly and is ready to bond in just 15 minutes! This same-day dental technology alleviates you from messy impressions, awkward temporary dental crowns, and multiple visits to the dentist that detract from your busy schedule.
Many Van Nuys patients are completely surprised at how quick this process is; the 3-D milling takes about 10 to 15 minutes; you are welcome to watch the process or relax in front of the TV. Consider this a moment of time you can relax in. In no time at all, your new CEREC dental crown will be fabricated and ready to use.
Dr. Suh will fine-tune it so that it fits perfectly before bonding it to your tooth. In just one dental visit, you will be able to walk out of The Dental Care Center with a brand new, sparkly dental restoration.
Please call The Dental Care Center to schedule your appointment for a fast, natural-looking dental crown!
Your New CEREC Dental Crown Will Be Ready in Under Two Hours
You would be surprised at how quick the process for a new CEREC same-day dental crown actually is. Traditionally, it can take weeks to wait for us to complete your dental crown, and in the meantime, you wear a temporary dental crown while you wait.
Some patients don’t enjoy having to make multiple visits to the dentist to fit the dental crown; you can completely bypass this with CEREC crowns. Placing the CEREC crown directly onto and over your tooth is a smooth process since it’s perfectly measured to fit tightly. Once we bond the dental crown to your tooth, Dr. Suh will go through the same steps as with a traditional dental crown, where he will confirm that the fit is correct, make any bite adjustments, and ensure that it is cemented securely in place.
It’s exciting that you can just come into our office because of a broken or chipped tooth, and leave with a beautiful, brand-new tooth that is strong and will last you for many years. The whole process of preparing your tooth, making digital impressions and designing your crown, milling it, and bonding it takes two hours or less!
You don’t even have to wait to eat, drink, or chew–you can do anything you like immediately after leaving our dental office.
Taking Care of Your CEREC Dental Crown
Your CEREC dental crown is certainly an investment in your smile and quality of life; it’s natural to want to extend the shelf-life of your new dental restoration. Fortunately, it’s incredibly easy to keep your dental crown nice and happy.
The best way to keep your CEREC crown as clean as possible is by brushing and flossing daily, just like you would with your natural teeth. It’s also essential to maintain regular dental check-ups and exams every few months so that Dr. Suh can keep an eye on your dental crown and check for a loosened fit or compromised crown.
Are You Interested in CEREC Dental Crowns?
If you have a chipped and damaged tooth or need a root canal or have a cavity that is too large for a filling—you may need a dental crown to keep your oral health in tip-top shape. You might be interested in same-day dental crowns so you can save yourself time and effort. Give Dr. Suh a call at The Dental Care Center today!