Greetings from RB Dental Excellence in San Diego, CA! Today, we’re looking into an incredibly exciting topic that has revolutionized the field of restorative dentistry: CEREC same-day dental crowns. These remarkable advancements in modern dentistry allow us to create and place custom-made dental crowns in just a single appointment, saving you valuable time and providing immediate results. At RB Dental Excellence, we are committed to staying at the forefront of dental innovation and providing our patients with the most advanced treatments available.
What are CEREC Same Day Dental Crowns in Rancho Bernardo?
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic) is a revolutionary technology that allows us to create custom dental crowns right here in our Rancho Bernardo office – all in a single appointment! These ceramic restorations are aesthetically pleasing and extremely durable, making them a popular choice for patients needing dental crowns.
The Same-Day Crown Procedure
Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect during your same-day crown appointment at RB Dental Excellence:
- Consultation: During the consultation, our dental team will carefully evaluate your oral health and discuss with you whether a CEREC crown is the most suitable solution for you. We will take into consideration factors such as the condition of your tooth, the extent of damage or decay, and your overall dental history.
- Tooth Preparation: To ensure a proper fit for your new crown, our dentists will gently shape your tooth by removing a small amount of enamel. This step is essential to create adequate space for the crown and ensure a seamless integration with your natural teeth.
- Digital Impressions: We will use state-of-the-art digital imaging technology to capture a highly accurate 3D image of your tooth. This advanced technique eliminates the need for messy traditional dental impressions and provides a precise blueprint for the design and creation of your crown.
- Crown Design: Our talented dental team will utilize the powerful CEREC software to meticulously design a crown that fits flawlessly and blends seamlessly with your existing teeth. The software allows us to customize the shape, color, and size of the crown, ensuring a natural and aesthetically pleasing result.
- Crown Creation: Once the design is finalized, we will proceed to fabricate your crown using the cutting-edge CEREC milling machine. Crafted from a high-quality ceramic block, your crown will be precisely carved to match the specifications of the digital design. The milling process is quick and convenient, allowing you to have your crown created on-site while you wait comfortably.
- Crown Placement: We will ensure a perfect fit and color match before permanently bonding the crown to your tooth. Our dental team will make any necessary adjustments to guarantee optimal aesthetics and functionality. Once we have achieved the ideal fit, the crown will be securely cemented in place, restoring your smile’s strength, functionality, and beauty.
How Should I Clean and Maintain my CEREC Same-Day Crown at Home?
Maintaining a CEREC same-day crown is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Brush at least twice a day and floss once daily to keep your crown clean and free from bacteria. Regular check-ups and professional cleanings at RB Dental Excellence are also crucial to ensure the longevity of your crown.
Can I Brush and Floss Around my CEREC Crown Like Natural Teeth?
Absolutely! In fact, we encourage it. Brushing and flossing around your CEREC crown just like you would your natural teeth helps to keep the area clean and reduces the risk of gum disease or decay in the surrounding teeth.
What Foods or Habits Should I Avoid to Prolong the Life of my CEREC Crown?
While CEREC crowns are highly durable, certain habits can potentially damage them:
- Avoid Hard Foods: Chewing on ice, hard candy, or other hard foods can chip or crack your crown.
- Limit Sugary Foods and Drinks: These can lead to cavities in the adjacent teeth and undermine the health of the crowned tooth.
- Don’t Use Your Teeth as Tools: Using your teeth to open packages or bite nails can harm your crown and natural teeth.
- Stop Grinding and Clenching: If you grind or clench your teeth, let us know. We can recommend solutions to protect your crown and other teeth.
Reserve Your Appointment Today
Ready to experience the convenience and quality of CEREC same-day crowns? Or perhaps you need advice on caring for your existing crown? Either way, our team at RB Dental Excellence is ready to assist. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.