Thanks to same-day crowns, it’s possible to receive a custom oral prosthetic in just one treatment session. At Dental Arts of Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, California, Xuan Yue, DDS, offers same-day crowns on-site using the advanced CEREC® scanner. To schedule your appointment at the Los Angeles-based practice, call the office or book online today.
A same-day crown is a dental crown that you receive in a single appointment. In the past, getting a dental crown required several appointments.
The process involved your provider taking impressions of your affected teeth and sending those impressions to a dental lab. After receiving your impressions, the lab would create a custom crown and send it back to your dentist. A week or two later, you’d return to your dentist’s office, where they would bond the crown in place.
With same-day crowns, these same steps occur in a 2-3-hour period. Instead of sending your impressions to a dental lab, Dr. Yue uploads your impressions to a milling machine called the CEREC scanner. The scanner uses your impressions to develop a custom crown on-site.
After the machine finishes, your provider bonds the crown in place. The process is quick, painless, and incredibly convenient.
Same-day crowns can address a variety of common oral health problems. Dental Arts of Beverly Hills might recommend a same-day crown to:
You might also benefit from a same-day crown if you have severely discolored or misshapen teeth.
The CEREC scanner is quite versatile. Aside from same-day crowns, Dental Arts of Beverly Hills uses the CEREC scanner to manufacture veneers and onlays.
Veneers are custom-crafted shells of composite resin or porcelain. Your provider bonds them to the front of your permanent teeth, improving their size, shape, color, and appearance. It’s possible to get one or two veneers, but most people get six or eight. This ensures you have a balanced, symmetric smile.
If you develop a minor cavity, Dr. Yue might recommend an onlay. An onlay is a single piece of composite resin or porcelain that covers the points of a molar or premolar. Once placed, an onlay prevents further decay and keeps harmful bacteria from entering your tooth.
To determine if you’re a good candidate for a same-day crown, schedule an appointment at Dental Arts of Beverly Hills. Following an oral exam, a review of your oral health history, and a discussion of your goals for treatment, Dr. Yue can develop a custom treatment plan that aligns with your needs.
To explore same-day crowns further, schedule an appointment at Dental Arts of Beverly Hills by phone or online today.