Most of the time, a tooth that gets damaged due to tooth decay or dental trauma may need to get crowned to restore its function again. A crown acts as a covering or cap that is customized according to your tooth's shape to fit perfectly. It is usually fabricated in a dental lab, but now the advanced technology has come up with a very convenient alternative with same-day crowns made in the comforts of the dental practice.
At Sun Park Dental, we use CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) to create high-grade crowns in just a few minutes. This means to get your crowns placed; you don't have to make two or three dental appointments, instead just get it done in a day. The same-day crowns fabricated using this technology look exactly like your tooth, which means no one will know you got your tooth restored.
How does it work?
The process of getting a dental crown begins just like having a traditional crown placed, i.e., the "preparation" of the tooth. For this, our dentist will remove any decay inside the tooth present, then clean and shape it using a dental drill.
The next step is wholly different from getting a traditional crown. We will put a light dusting of reflective powder and take digital pictures of your mouth with the help of a small scanning wand. Then, the computer will create a precise 3D model image of your teeth.
Then comes the role of the CAD/CAM software, which helps to design your crown. After that, we choose the dental ceramic material that matches the color of your teeth and then, the milling machine uses the digital design to carve the crown. After fabrication, we will check its fit, make aesthetic enhancements to the crown's surface, and bond it to your tooth.
How can we care about your same-day crown?
Take care of your crowned teeth, just as you do for your natural teeth.
- Brush twice a day and floss at least once a day between your teeth.
- Schedule your regular dental cleaning.
- Avoid damaging teeth for purposes like opening packages or bottles.
- If you have the habit of teeth grinding, then wear a nightguard.
Find out more about same-day crowns as you visit our office. Call Sun-Park Dental today at (916) 435-1155 or request an appointment online.