A dental crown transforms your tooth, treating a variety of restorative concerns and offering cosmetic results. However, you may assume the treatment process requires multiple visits. Fortunately, this is far from the truth. In fact, our Walnut Creek, CA, dental practice can provide same-day crowns using the advanced CEREC system!
A dental crown caps your tooth and covers the entire visible portion. With that in mind, we can use them to correct a wide array of restorative concerns. Using lifelike materials to craft them also means we provide these restorative improvements with a cosmetic approach. A dental restoration can help treat advanced decay, preventing infection. If you have an infected tooth, they can complete a root canal treatment. We’ve used them to repair cracked and chipped teeth, lengthen worn down teeth, and to reshape malformed ones too. With our same-day crowns, we can offer improvement in only one sitting!
Restorations have been created from a number of different materials from amalgam and gold to porcelain-fused-to-metal. Our team creates all-porcelain crowns. Porcelain can handle daily bite forces with ease, and provide a durable chewing surface. The material is also translucent like natural tooth enamel, and we can shade it to blend with the rest of your smile seamlessly. As a result, you have a new restoration that not only returns function and health, but can offer an attractive appearance too. We never want you to hesitate to show off your smile.
How do we design, craft, and place them all in one visit? The CEREC system uses CAD/CAM technology, and involves our team first gently removing structure from the tooth and then taking a series of digital images from multiple angles. We then use these to create a detailed impression, so we can design your new restoration. The information is then uploaded to an onsite milling machine, which crafts your custom restoration from a solid block of porcelain. We then check the fit and attach the new restoration with a powerful bonding agent. No need for multiple visits, you leave with a stronger and healthier smile, and results that make you feel confident. In fact, you can even return to work or school, or drive yourself home afterward.
If you have any questions about our same-day dental crowns, or if you would like to make an appointment, then contact our team today.
For more information on our approach to restorative dental care, call our Walnut Creek, CA dental practice at (925) 930-8465. We’re ready to help return your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty, often in only one appointment.