As dental technology advances, so do the options available to patients seeking dental restorations and treatment in Mesa. One remarkable innovation is the ability to provide same-day crowns. This option is a convenient and efficient solution for dental repairs, reducing the number of trips you make to our Mesa dental office. Dr. Huynh proudly offers same-day crowns for our patients, providing them with a beautiful and functional smile in a single appointment.
Experience cutting-edge dental technology and innovative care to rejuvenate your smile and maintain a lifetime of great oral health. If you’re curious about same-day crowns vs. traditional crown treatments, here’s what you want to know:
How Same-Day Crowns Work
Traditional dental crowns have been a reliable method for restoring damaged or decayed teeth for many years. However, the process often involves multiple appointments and the use of temporary crowns while waiting for a laboratory to fabricate the permanent ones. Same-day crowns, also known as CEREC crowns, streamline this process using cutting-edge 3D technology.
The CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) system enables Dr. Huynh to design, create, and place a custom dental crown in just one visit. The process begins with a digital scan of the patient’s teeth, which replaces the need for messy impression materials. This 3D scan provides Dr. Huynh with a detailed and precise representation of the patient’s tooth and surrounding structures.
Using specialized CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) software, Dr. Huynh can design the crown to fit perfectly with the patient’s existing teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural-looking result. The software’s advanced capabilities allow him to customize the crown’s shape, size, and color to match the patient’s unique dental characteristics.
Once the design is complete, the CEREC milling unit fabricates the crown from a solid block of high-quality dental ceramic. This process is completed while you wait or catch up on other dental work.
Why Choose a CEREC Crown
Opting for a same-day CEREC crown at Eastport Dental offers numerous advantages over traditional crowns:
- Time-saving Convenience: One of the most significant benefits of same-day crowns is the time saved. Traditional crowns often require multiple visits over several weeks, with temporary crowns in place during the interim. CEREC crowns eliminate the need for multiple appointments and temporary restorations, allowing patients to walk out of the dental office with their permanent crown in place on the same day. That means less time off work!
- Accurate Fit and Function: The digital scanning and CAD/CAM technology used in same-day crowns ensure an incredibly precise fit. Dr. Huynh can tailor the crown to match the patient’s bite and surrounding teeth accurately, leading to enhanced functionality and comfort.
- Aesthetically Pleasing Results: CEREC crowns are made from high-quality dental ceramic, which closely resembles natural tooth enamel in color and hue. This results in an aesthetically pleasing restoration that seamlessly blends with the patient’s smile.
- Metal-Free and Biocompatible: CEREC crowns are crafted from metal-free materials, making them an ideal choice for patients with metal allergies or sensitivities. The biocompatible nature of dental ceramics ensures a comfortable and safe fit for the patient’s oral health.
When You Might Need a Same-Day Crown
Same-day crowns are a versatile and effective solution for various dental issues. Dr. Huynh may recommend a same-day crown for the following situations:
Severe Tooth Decay: When a tooth has extensive decay or a large cavity, a same-day crown can restore its structure and prevent further damage.
- Chipped or Fractured Teeth: Cracked, chipped, or fractured teeth can be protected and strengthened with same-day crowns, restoring their appearance and function.
- Root Canal Treated Teeth: After a root canal procedure, a tooth may become weak and prone to fracture. A same-day crown can protect and strengthen the tooth, extending its lifespan.
Cosmetic Improvements: Same-day crowns can be used for cosmetic purposes where veneers might not be appropriate, such as covering discolored or misshapen teeth, improving the overall appearance of the smile.
More Comfortable for Patients: The comfort of your digital scan is great if you have a sensitive gag reflex or feel claustrophobic with impression trays in your mouth
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you’re in need of a dental crown in Mesa, look no further than Eastport Dental. Dr. Huynh is committed to delivering exceptional dental care, and with same-day crowns, you can achieve a healthy, beautiful smile in a single visit.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Huynh at Eastport Dental today and discover the benefits of same-day crowns for your own smile!