American Dental Clinic
Emmanuel Aguilar, DMD
Cosmetic Dentistry & Implants and Orthodontics located in San Diego, CA
Just like the rest of your body, your teeth tend to weaken with age. Thanks to same-day crowns, available at American Dental Clinic in San Diego, California, you can cover and protect your teeth and maintain a healthy-looking smile with just one visit. To schedule a consultation for same-day crowns with cosmetic dentist Emmanuel Aguilar, DMD, by calling the office or booking online today.
Same Day Crowns Q&A
What are same-day crowns?
Dental crowns are protective coverings for individual teeth. They look very similar to your natural teeth in their healthiest, most intact state. Even if the tooth you’re covering is heavily damaged, you can keep it in place and protect it from further damage with a custom same-day crown.
During your visit for same-day crowns, the American Dental Clinic team uses an intraoral camera to scan the inside of your mouth and a computer-aided design to create a crown that both looks natural and fits over your prepared tooth.
To prepare the affected tooth for its new crown, the team files down the enamel to reduce the size.
The team manufactures your crown and cements it to the tooth during the very same visit. It only takes about 15 minutes to mill the crown with the in-office machine. After installing it, the team polishes the crown and makes sure it looks consistent with your natural teeth.
What can same-day crowns fix?
Dental crowns can protect, repair, or replace teeth that are weak or damaged in some way. After reviewing your concerns and performing an exam, the team might recommend a crown as part of your treatment for:
- Tooth decay
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Heavy discoloration
- Worn-down teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Teeth with root canal treatments
A crown can hold together pieces of a broken tooth and prevent further damage to teeth that are cracked, chipped, or without their inner pulp. In cases like these, crowns allow you to keep the natural tooth and its root, preventing bone loss in your jaw.
Dental crowns can also attach to dental implants, which sit in your jawbone for a sturdy tooth replacement option.
What are my options for the material of my same-day crowns?
The American Dental Clinic team creates your same-day crowns using a durable ceramic material that mimics many of your teeth’s natural qualities. Your dentist can match the shade of the ceramic to the color of the original tooth so that it doesn’t stand out among the others.
Ceramic same-day crowns are resistant to abrasion and other forms of wear. This means you won’t have to worry about replacing or repairing them for 10-15 years, depending on how well you care for them.
You should continue brushing your teeth daily, flossing between them, and coming to American Dental Clinic for regular dental exams and cleanings.
To schedule a consultation for same-day crowns, call American Dental Clinic or book online today.