The evolution of dental crowns
Dental crowns are custom-made caps that are placed over imperfect teeth to hide chips, cracks and other damage. In this way, they restore your oral health, infuse much-needed strength to broken teeth and deliver an impeccable and natural-looking smile.
In the past, receiving a dental crown required two office visits and several weeks of waiting time while your custom crown was created in an off-site lab. However, with same-day dental crowns, the future of dentistry is upon us – and you no longer have to wait to receive the restorations you need. Today, we’re able to create your crown in our office during a single visit – so you walk out with the healthy and flawless smile you deserve.
Are same-day crowns right for you?
Many of our Northridge & Woodland Hills patients are interested in receiving same-day crowns, mainly because of the convenience and cosmetic benefits offered by this innovative treatment technique. And the good news is that the procedure can be an ideal way for many individuals to transform their smiles and address a number of cosmetic and oral health issues. To be considered an ideal candidate, you should have healthy gums and want to fix issues that dental crowns can treat, like teeth that are decayed, cracked, broken or oddly shaped. In addition, same-day crowns can help you cover intrinsic stains and address minor bite problems and imbalances.
Restoring your flawless smile in a single office visit
Your appointment to receive your dental crowns will take place entirely in the comfort of our Northridge office. To begin, we will carefully evaluate your teeth to determine if a dental crown is the ideal restoration for you. If it is, we will apply a powerful local anesthetic to the area to ensure you’re completely comfortable throughout the treatment experience.
We will then prepare your tooth to receive the crown by carefully removing any decay that may be present and reshaping the tooth. From there, we will take 3D digital impressions of your teeth and design your custom crown using powerful CAD/CAM software. We will then fabricate the actual crown while you wait using the E4D milling machine in our office. Once your custom crown has been created, we will evaluate it for shape, color and fit, ensuring a completely flawless look, before using dental cement to permanently affix it to your damaged tooth.