Same-day crowns provide a quick solution to repair damaged or severely decaying permanent teeth. At Select Dental & Orthodontics in Torrance, California, the skilled team of restorative dentists and oral surgeons offers same-day crowns made from strong, tooth-colored ceramic. These crowns blend in with your smile and restore your biting and chewing abilities. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about same-day crowns.
A same-day crown is a synthetic cap that the Select Dental & Orthodontics team bonds on top of a severely decaying or worn down tooth. The crown restores your tooth to its near-original size and shape while preventing additional damage.
Traditionally, getting a crown takes two dental visits spaced several weeks apart. However, at Select Dental & Orthodontics, you can get a new crown in under an hour. The practice has an on-site milling machine capable of designing and creating high-quality dental restorations like crowns.
At Select Dental & Orthodontics, the team uses same-day crowns to:
You might also be a candidate for a same-day crown if you undergo root canal therapy. During a root canal, the team removes the pulp from the center of a damaged or decaying tooth.
At Select Dental & Orthodontics, a same-day crown visit begins with a review of your dental records, a discussion of your symptoms, and an oral exam. The team also takes a series of digital X-rays to get a closer look at your tooth roots, jaw, and alveolar bone.
If your X-rays reveal a damaged or severely decaying tooth, you qualify for same-day crowns. The team numbs your mouth with an anesthetic and uses special tools, preparing your tooth to receive the crown.
Next, they take digital impressions of your tooth with an intraoral scanner. Then, they upload your scans to a computer program and design a crown specifically for your tooth. After finalizing the design, they transfer it to the milling machine. The machine creates your crown from a block of ceramic.
You can read a book, take a nap, or watch videos on your phone while you wait. When your crown is ready, the team bonds it on top of your tooth, checks your bite, and provides care instructions.
Call Select Dental & Orthodontics today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about same-day crowns.