Pacific Dental Care knows how anxious you can be when you want to have a dental crown ASAP. The crown is the replacement for the top of a natural tooth, the part we chew with, and flash when we smile. It may have been lost to decay of the core of soft dentin surrounded by hard enamel. Or it might cap off a dental implant, necessary if the tooth has fallen out, been knocked out, or needs to be extracted. The top of the tooth could just be cracked or have been worn down by grinding your teeth at night.
But whether due to a slow process or an emergency, once you need that new crown, you want it fast. Unfortunately, the traditional process takes a long time. You have to come in to be examined, have x-rays taken, and the remaining tooth or the teeth adjacent need to be filed down to create space.
Then an impression is made of the area where the permanent crown will go, a temporary one of acrylic is placed for protection, while the impression and detailed instructions are sent to a dental lab to craft it. When the new crown is sent to the dentist, it is usually 2-3 weeks later and requires another appointment to put it in. Meantime, you have to chew on the temporary very carefully.
But Pacific Dental Care has the same day CEREC machine, the advanced technology to enable you to come in and have everything done during one visit. No need to take off work, find someone to pick up the kids at school, or get a babysitter twice. You also don’t have to sit in the dental chair and be numbed another time.
We use an infrared camera to create a digital image of the dimensions for the crown, it is designed on a CAD/CAM computer, and color-matched to the neighboring teeth. Then CEREC goes to work creating your replacement out of a solid block of dental porcelain. Shortly, it is inserted, cemented in place, polished, and the bite is checked for comfort and adjusted if needed.
You walk out of our office with a CEREC crown, able to chew immediately. You are also happy to have your oral health restored. And you smile with the confidence that no one will ever know you didn’t have all these teeth naturally.
The one-day CEREC dental crown is a miracle of modern same day cosmetic dentistry as practiced by Pacific Dental Care.