Same Day Dental Crowns Specialist in Fresno, CA
Get a crown and a new smile in just one day! Call us or request an appointment online today with our team of dental professionals today at Prabhdeep K. Gill, DDS, Fresno CA, and let us help you smile with confidence again. We are conveniently located at 7215 N First St Suite 107 Fresno CA 93720.
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Crowns are an effective treatment used to hide a cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged tooth. The crown is essentially a cap that goes on top of the existing tooth to cover up the imperfection to prevent further damage from happening to it and to give the patient a sense of comfort and restore their self-confidence about the damaged tooth. The process to make a crown on the same day requires a high level of skill and advances in dental technology that are not available at all dental clinics.
But it is absolutely possible to have a crown crafted and then placed within the same day if the dental office has the right equipment and trained staff needed for the procedure. Crowns that are made the same day as the initial appointment are made using porcelain and are intended to fully encase the affected tooth, right down to the gum line.
Traditional crowns and same-day crowns have a few similarities and a few differences. Traditional crowns will typically take between two and four weeks to be made, as the dentist has to take impressions of the affected tooth or teeth, and then send them away to the proper team to make the crown. These types of crowns can be made out of either porcelain or gold. Once the crown is ready, it is sent back to the dentist and the patient has the crown fitted into their mouth.
All dental offices are able to provide their patients with traditional crowns, as they have the necessary equipment to take the impression of the tooth and then send it away to be built. Same-day crowns, on the other hand, are only available through select dental offices, including Dr. Prabhdeep K Gill, DDS, who have the advanced technology, necessary equipment, and proper training to capture the necessary imagery of the tooth and then build out the crown. Same-day crowns can only be made out of porcelain.
Crowns are a form of cap that fits over the top of an existing tooth that has been cracked, chipped, worn down, or otherwise damaged. They can be used to not only improve the appearance of the damaged tooth by covering it with a smooth, natural looking cap but also provide protection from further damage. Crowns can be made of an assortment of materials which include metal, ceramic, resin, porcelain, or a combination of metal and porcelain, often called porcelain-fused-to-metal.
Each different material has its own pros and cons, and your dentist can help you decide which one is best for you, and the tooth that you are putting the crown on top of. CEREC, short for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, are a form of same-day crowns. They are typically made out of a strong ceramic that can be designed, created, and put into the patient’s mouth, all in the same day, using an advanced form of computer-assisted technology.
There are multiple benefits to getting a same-day crown over a traditional crown. The biggest benefit is found in the name itself, that the crown can be properly measured, created, and fitted into the patient’s mouth, all in the same day. By having the crown taken care of within a single appointment, the patient doesn’t need to book a follow-up appointment, which would have potentially required taking time off work, there is no need for a temporary filling, the crown itself looks smooth and natural without the black line of traditional crowns, and the crown is measured to fit and fitted in the same day for a perfect fit.
Patients can leave their appointment feeling confident about their smile. To learn more about same-day crowns and see how they can benefit you, contact Dr. Prabhdeep K Gill, DDS. Call us for more information, or request an appointment online today! We are located at 7215 N First St Suite 107 Fresno CA 93720. We serve patients from Fresno CA, Clovis CA, Burness CA, Gordon CA, Calwa CA, and Easton CA.