Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentistry located in Laurel Heights, San Francisco, CA
Gone are the days of your crown procedure requiring more than one visit. At Pastel Dental in San Francisco, California, Alex Pastel, DDS, Leah Life, DDS, and the expert dental team offer same-day crowns to restore your teeth. If you have a damaged tooth, call the Laurel Heights office for an appointment or use the online booking tool.
Same-Day Crown Q & A
What are same-day crowns?
Dental crowns are placed over your damaged, natural teeth to protect them. They mimic the look and feel of your very own teeth.
In the past, traditional crowns required at least two visits to your provider. In some cases, the process could take weeks or even months.
At Pastel Dental, the team uses highly regarded CEREC® one-hour porcelain crowns. With state-of-the-art technology, your provider can create custom crowns for you in just one visit in about an hour.
Am I a candidate for same-day crowns?
Same-day crowns fix a host of dental issues, including:
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Tooth decay
- Worn teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Teeth with root canal treatments
A porcelain crown allows you to keep your natural tooth and its root, preventing tooth loss and avoiding bone loss in your jaw, as well.
How do same-day crowns work?
Before creating your crown, your provider prepares your tooth. The team at Pastel Dental then creates your same-day crown by:
- Taking a 3D image of your damaged tooth that requires the porcelain crown
- Using a computer-aided design (CAD) to create a precise model of your teeth
- Refining the image before milling the crown
- Matching the restoration to your natural tooth color
- Using machinery to create your crown from a durable ceramic material
- Removing the restoration and completing the final trimming
The final step involves placing the crown over your prepared tooth, securing it with an adhesive.
What are the benefits of same-day crowns?
Most notably, CEREC porcelain crowns eliminate multiple trips to the dentist’s office. The one-hour treatment also means you don’t have to wear a temporary crown between visits. The process saves you time and discomfort.
Additionally, to create the impression of your teeth for your crown, you don’t have to bite into the sticky, plastic mold once used for traditional molds. The advanced computer scanning technology does all the work and produces a more precise impression than the former ones.
To schedule your tooth restoration with same-day crowns at Pastel Dental, schedule your appointment at the Laurel Heights office today. Call or use the online booking tool.