Dental crowns help you preserve your natural teeth and improve the structure and appearance of your smile. Ramin Ghassemi, DDS, MS, Nina Mojaver, DMD, and the team at Fifth Avenue Dental Arts in Downtown San Diego, California, offer custom same-day CEREC® crowns, which are a convenient and effective alternative to traditional dental crowns. To learn more same-day crowns and to see if they’re right for you, call the office or request an appointment online today.
A crown is a cap used to cover a damaged tooth. Crowns are used in a variety of applications to preserve the structure of damaged teeth and prevent further complications. Crowns are used to treat several different issues, including:
Crowns are also frequently recommended after root canal treatment. If you need a crown, Fifth Avenue Dental Arts provides convenient, natural-appearing CEREC crowns.
CEREC or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics is a new and innovative technology that allows your dentist to create custom ceramic crowns in just one visit.
Traditionally, crowns require multiple visits and a waiting period while your crown is constructed at an off-site lab. With CEREC, your dentist constructs and places your crown during the same appointment, saving you time and preventing the need for an uncomfortable temporary crown.
CEREC crowns offer the same structural and aesthetic benefits as traditional crowns with the added benefit of convenience.
During your appointment, your doctor examines your teeth to determine if a crown is the right solution for you. In addition to crowns, Fifth Avenue Dental Arts offers several other restorative services, including dental implants and porcelain bridges.
After the oral exam, your dentist trims the affected tooth to make room for the crown. Your doctor then takes digital impressions of your tooth and uses the CEREC software to develop a virtual model. The virtual model is then fed into an in-office milling machine that constructs your crown from a high-grade ceramic material.
Once the crown is made, your dentist makes final alterations before permanently cementing the crown into place.
To get the longest wear out of your new crown, you should care for your crown in the same way you care for your regular teeth. Brushing and flossing daily is the best way to avoid complications — not only with your crown but with your overall oral health, too.
You should also keep up with your regular dental visits. Routine visits give your dentist the opportunity to detect any issues with your crown.
To find out if a CEREC crown is right for you, request an appointment at Fifth Avenue Dental Arts by phone or online today.