If you want to rapidly restore broken, cracked, or worn-out teeth, then look no further than our same day dental crowns. All it takes is one visit for you to have a stronger, functional smile. RB Dental Excellence has helped many patients transform their smiles with our same day dental crowns in Rancho Bernardo – and we’d love to help you, too!
What Are Same Day Dental Crowns?
First, let’s review how traditional dental crowns work. Crowns are restorations that we place over and around your natural teeth. Unlike veneers, crowns cover the entire tooth. At RB Dental Excellence, we make our dental crowns from porcelain so that the teeth look and feel like natural teeth.
Same day dental crowns work the same way. But you may be wondering how they are different than regular crowns?
The process of prepping a tooth and installing a traditional crown can take some time. It requires at least two visits, which are usually at least two weeks apart. During your first visit, a dentist will prepare your tooth and place a temporary crown over it. You will only get your permanent crown after the lab creates it offsite. But if the models are chipped or lost, you have to come back to be re-fitted again.
Same day crowns only require one trip to our Rancho Bernardo practice, and you can have your new tooth the very same day!
Reasons to Get Same Day Crowns
Single visit dental crowns save you valuable time. Instead of making multiple trips to our office, we can combine everything into a single appointment. These procedures also allow an opportunity for you to schedule other necessary procedures for the same day.
Digitally designed same-day crowns prevent the risk of human error in lab manufacturing. They offer a precise fit without any extra appointments to replace or re-fit your “cap”.
A crown is made to protect and strengthen teeth that have been compromised by damage or decay. That said, crowns can also be used for aesthetic reasons to give you a more attractive smile.
You may want same day dental crowns for functional or cosmetic reasons like:
- Worn, uneven teeth
- Severe tooth decay
- After undergoing root canal therapy
- Cracked or fractured teeth
- Severe dental staining
The Same Day Crowns Process
The RB Dental Excellence team does our best to make getting same day dental crowns in Rancho Bernado as simple and comfortable as possible.
During your visit, Dr. Lozano will clean your tooth out to remove any decay or fractured tooth structures. After that, we’ll create a digital impression of your tooth using high-resolution CEREC© optical imaging. Rather than taking a messy, uncomfortable impression, we use a special optical scanner to capture a 3D replica of your mouth.
Next, our team uses the image to create a ceramic crown that matches the shape and color of your prepared tooth. Then we select the appropriate shade of ceramic and the crown is milled right here in our office. Dr. Lozano will ensure it fits properly over your tooth and then bond it in place with a permanent cement-like agent.
Your dental crown will look and feel like part of your natural smile. It will be practically unnoticeable to anyone who sees it, unless you specifically point it out.
Benefits of Same Day Crowns
Same day crowns are certainly faster than traditional crowns, but the advantages of this option don’t end there.
Here are some additional benefits of same day dental crowns include:
- No messy impressions. Traditional crowns require the use of a large impression tray filled with putty, which can be uncomfortable for people who have a sensitive gag reflex.
- A better fit. Digitally made CEREC crowns practically eliminate human error during the manufacturing process.
- Fewer injections. Same day crowns only require one visit, so you don’t need to have your mouth numbed more than once.
- No visible metal. Our crowns are made from high-grade ceramics, making them perfect for both functional and aesthetic purposes.
- With proper upkeep, your crown can last up to 10 years or more.
- Easy maintenance. Cleaning your crowns is a breeze. Just brush and floss each day to keep them clean and avoid recurring decay.
Same Day Crown Consultations
If you live in the San Diego area and want to renew your smile with a same day CEREC crown, get in touch with our team. Dr. Lozano is happy to discuss these and other treatment options. Call today to book your next appointment!