Newport Beach, CA patients discover the benefits of same-day dental crowns
No one plans to chip or break a tooth, but life happens. When the unexpected occurs, you want to correct your smile quickly and easily. In Newport Beach, CA, Dr. John Ravera offers dental crowns to address damaged teeth effectively and efficiently.
Dental caps treatment
A dental crown is a cap that is placed over a damaged tooth. This protects and restores the tooth so it can once again function naturally without further interfering with the tooth’s structure. Traditional crowns are fabricated at an off-site laboratory using impressions of the patient’s teeth and detailed notes from the dentist regarding the size, shape, and color of the adjacent teeth. Since the crown is created off-site, a temporary crown may be placed while you wait. Once the permanent crown is completed, it is cemented into place at a later dental visit.
Same-day dental crowns are made and placed all in one appointment. These crowns are created using an in-office milling machine and CAD/CAM technology. This dental advancement allows your dentist to create your crown on the same day as your visit using digital impressions. No more waiting or using temporary restorations.
Benefits of same-day dental caps treatment
Advantages of same-day caps include the following:
- One appointment – There is no need to make multiple appointments. The crowns are placed during your initial appointment. Patients save time and money by only making one trip to the dentist.
- Durable – A single block of ceramic is used so the crown is sturdy and less likely to chip. The material also makes the crown more closely resemble a natural tooth so no one else is aware of your restoration.
- Natural appearance – A crown improves a tooth’s appearance. The CAD technology ensures the crown matches the adjacent teeth in color, size, and shape. The end result appears to be a natural tooth.
- Safe – The restorations are metal-free and biocompatible.
- Protective covering – Dental crowns protect and restore a tooth keeping it from further damage. They preserve the health of the natural tooth.