Same Day Dentistry
CEREC Same Day Crowns In San Diego
A dental crown is a specially designed “cap” that mimics the exact size and structure of your tooth. It’s used to cover a damaged tooth and restore the tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance.
Same day crowns serve the same purpose as traditional crowns, but they can be designed, created, and fitted in just a single appointment.
Altrock Fabb Dental proudly uses state-of-the-art Chairside Economic Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) technology to repair and restore damaged and weakened teeth in the most efficient way possible.
What Are CEREC Same Day Crowns?
The CEREC procedure uses computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to perform the entire dental crown process in one office appointment.
When you visit Altrock Fabb Dental for a same day crown appointment, here’s what you can expect:
– An intraoral scanner takes pictures of your teeth to create a digital impression
– The impression is sent to the CAD/CAM software machine that creates a digital tooth restoration
– The tooth restoration is sent to the CEREC milling machine that mills the new crown from a block of medical-grade porcelain in less than 15 minutes
– Your dentist polishes, prepares, and places the crown onto your affected tooth
The entire process is quick, simple, and efficient.
Are You a Candidate for CEREC Same Day Crowns?
Dr. Altrock and Dr. Fabb may recommend same day crowns if you are experiencing any of the following dental problems:
– Cracked or chipped teeth
– Deep discoloration that doesn’t respond to whitening
– Misshapen teeth
– Severely decaying or damaged teeth
– Uneven bite as a result of teeth grinding
As long as the structure of your original tool can still support a restoration, a same day dental crown is the best way to achieve stunning results.
Benefits of CEREC Same Day Crowns
Thanks to advanced CEREC technology, Dr. Altrock and Dr. Fabb can help patients enjoy the following benefits with same day crowns:
Your tooth can be fully restored in as little as one hour. There’s no need for temporary restorations or follow-up appointments.
Every CEREC crown is precisely customized to your tooth to preserve natural enamel.
Lower Treatment Costs:
Same day crowns reduce the need for temporary crowns and multiple dental visits, saving you time and money.
The porcelain used to create same day crowns mimics the appearance of natural enamel, right down to its sheen and translucency. Your dentist will carefully select the shade of porcelain that best matches your smile.
Comfort and Precision:
Digital technology provides predictable, accurate results and easy 3D imaging.
Overall, CEREC same day dental crowns create beautiful and customized restorations that last decades.
When decay damages the chewing surface of a molar, you may need more than a simple dental filling to restore that tooth.
In cases where a filling isn’t enough to repair the damage, but a full dental crown isn’t needed, Dr. Altrock and Dr. Fabb may recommend inlays and onlays instead.
– An inlay is bonded within the center of the tooth.
– An onlay extends over the edge(s) of the damaged tooth
Instead of taking the time to create our inlays and onlays in an off-site dental lab, the Altrock Fabb Dental team fabricates your customized solutions right in our office using the CEREC machine. This computer-aided manufacturing technology designs and crafts custom inlays and onlays in a single visit.
Call Altrock Fabb Dental today to learn more about this conservative restoration treatment and take the first steps to a healthier, pain-free mouth.