What To Expect When You Get A Same-Day Crown – Understanding The Basics

What To Expect When You Get A Same-Day Crown – Understanding The Basics

If you have a broken tooth, a large cavity, or a crown that’s fallen out, Dr. Ajay Amin is here to help! With our CEREC same-day crowns in Point Loma, we can restore your smile in just a single appointment, and ensure you get relief from your pain and discomfort, as well as peace of mind.

Not sure what to expect from CEREC same-day dentistry? Read on to learn more about the process of getting a same-day crown at Lighthouse Dental.

How Do Same-Day Crowns Work? Understanding The Same-Day Crown Process

To understand how same-day crowns work, it’s important to know how traditional lab-made crowns work. Traditional crowns require at least two appointments over a period of 2-3 weeks.

At your first appointment, your tooth will be trimmed and prepared for a crown. Then, dental impressions of your mouth will be taken and sent to a dental lab, where the crown will be made.

Then, the finished crown will arrive at your dentist’s office in a couple of weeks, and you’ll come back to have it placed on your tooth, which completes the procedure. Between your appointments, you must wear a resin temporary crown to protect your tooth until your final crown is attached.

CEREC same-day crowns are a bit different, because everything can be done in one appointment. First, your tooth will be trimmed and prepared by Dr. Amin, and then he will use a hand-held 3D scanner to take a 3D image of your tooth.

This will be sent into our in-office CEREC CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Manufacturing) machine. Dr. Amin will adjust and design a crown that fits perfectly into your mouth, and then the CEREC machine will trim the crown out of a solid block of porcelain in just a few minutes.

Once the crown has been built, Dr. Amin will check the fit to make sure it’s perfect. Then, the crown will be permanently bonded to your tooth. The entire process usually takes just 1-2 hours.

The Benefits Of Same-Day CEREC Dentistry At Lighthouse Dental

Choosing to get a same-day crown at Lighthouse Dental has a number of great benefits, including:

  • No temporary crown – You won’t need to wait between your appointments, so there’s no need for an uncomfortable temporary resin crown.

  • No need for goopy dental impressions – Since CEREC uses a 3D scanner, you don’t have to get dental impressions taken with putty and trays, which some patients find to be very uncomfortable.

  • Enhanced convenience – You can treat your smile and restore your teeth in one day, which makes it easier to schedule the dental treatment you need in Point Loma.

Natural appearance – Your CEREC crown will look and feel just like a natural tooth, and will last for years to come with proper oral hygiene.

Schedule Your Appointment Today & Get A Same-Day Crown In Point Loma

Dr. Ajay Amin is proud to offer same-day crowns with advanced CEREC technology in Point Loma, Old Town, and Ocean Beach. If you need a new crown or think you need to replace a loose or damaged crown, our team is always here to help. Contact us online or give us a call at (619) 224-2204 to schedule a consultation and get started.

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