Damaged teeth can make chewing difficult and can detract from your smile. Luckily, we can use dental crowns to repair teeth that have been broken, chipped, or otherwise damaged. This isn’t the only use for dental crowns. In fact, crowns are used in both dental implants and the dental bridge procedure.
Here at A Shop for Smiles, we take pride in our top-of-the-line dental crown procedure. Dental crowns present a number of benefits, including protecting the root of the tooth or implant, and increasing functionality.
The Dental Crown Procedure
The first step in the dental crown procedure is to prepare the damaged tooth. This often requires reshaping the original tooth structure to ensure the dental crown is attached to a healthy portion of the remaining tooth. If the tooth is exceptionally damaged, the root may need to be removed and replaced with a dental implant.
If a dental implant is needed, you may need to wait longer to get your dental crown attached. This is because the dental implant procedure is more extensive and can require multiple appointments.
While many dentists in La Mesa, California use laboratories to craft their crowns, we are able to craft replacement dental crowns in our office the same day of your appointment with CEREC same day crowns.
Before CEREC, it would take several appointments to place a dental crown. The impressions we take can be used to make the dental crown in our office rather than at a third party laboratory. CEREC also eliminates the need for a temporary crown. You can walk out of your appointment with your permanent dental restoration.
In fact, your appointment time doesn’t even have to be extended with CEREC. It can take as little as 20 minutes for our CEREC machine to mill a high-quality, porcelain dental crown! During this time, we can prepare the damaged tooth and get it ready to receive the dental crown.
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As you can see, the dental crown procedure at A Shop for Smiles – Richard J Hagstrom DDS has been innovated thanks to our CEREC machine. Call to schedule an appointment in our office.