If the tooth has cosmetic problems that are bothering you when you look in the mirror or see pictures, you may be a candidate for dental crowns. While many dentists require two separate visits in San Diego, your dentist at Modern Dentistry can provide crowns on the same day, lessening the number of times you need to see your dental professional. It also keeps you from having to wear a temporary crown while waiting for a permanent one to be made and fitted onto your tooth.
Many patients still do not know that they can visit our office and get a crown installed for their tooth on the same day. The crown will fit over the tooth, acting as a barrier from trauma and adding structural integrity to the tooth when it has been weakened. They can be made of several different materials, including metal fused to porcelain, gold, or porcelain on its own. They encase the tooth, acting as a natural replacement for the crown of it. So, yes, same-day crowns are real, and they can be applied to your teeth with ease and precision.
Crowns are used to keep teeth safe and secure during their daily tasks, such as eating or speaking. They’re often recommended when the teeth have had dental work done, or when the enamel has been weakened by bacteria and decay. They can also be used for cosmetic reasons, brightening your smile and keeping the mouth from showing signs of aging or discoloration.
Your dental professional will use a camera attached to a special device, known as a wand, to take pictures of your teeth and their structure. This is much more comfortable than traditional impressions, so many patients are happy during the process. When it is done, your dentist can craft a crown that perfectly fits onto your teeth and doesn’t need to be replaced like a temporary crown would.
If you’d like to learn more about your options for restoring your smile using same-day dental crowns, contact our office to schedule an appointment with a dental professional today.