Too Busy for Multiple Dental Visits? Consider CEREC® Same-Day Crowns
Cracked, fractured, and decay-riddled teeth can lead to discomfort and further oral damage. Commonly, individuals may be issued a dental crown to reinforce the tooth. However, traditional dental crowns require several office visits for measurements and fittings. At Sierra Gate Family Dental, Dr. Ardalan (Ardy) Keshtkar provides patients with CEREC same-day crowns so that men and women with busy schedules do not need to participate in multiple dental visits to receive their much-needed treatment. Dr. Ardy works with patients throughout and around Roseville, CA, offering preventive and restorative services to achieve healthier smiles.
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns are restorations that cap over damaged or fractured teeth to reinforce and protect what’s left. Crowns are made from medical-grade material that can be naturally colored to match existing teeth for a fine, radiant finish. Traditionally, dental crowns require multiple visits to allow the dentist to properly measure and fit the patient for their customized crown. However, Dr. Ardy with Sierra Gate Family Dental offers CEREC same-day crowns so patients can be measured and fitted during a single office visit.
What are CEREC same-day crowns?
Like traditional crowns, CEREC same-day crowns serve the same purpose: to cap over and reinforce damaged teeth. The difference is that CEREC same-day crowns utilize innovative technologies to measure and mill a medical-grade crown during one visit, removing the need for a temporary crown and driving back to the office for just the fitting. CEREC same-day crowns are created using digital imaging to customize the crown with precision, decrease the risk of poor fits, and reduce the need for follow-up appointments and remeasurements.
Benefits of CEREC same-day crowns
CEREC same-day crowns come with numerous benefits, including:
- Better, highly tailored fit compared to traditional crowns
- Single-day treatments with no need for follow-up appointments
- Long-lasting, durable restorations
- No need for uncomfortable dental molds to get measurements
- Easy, relatively painless fitting experience
Am I an ideal candidate for CEREC same-day crowns?
You may be a viable candidate for a CEREC same-day crown if you:
- Have extensive damage or decay to your tooth
- Need more reinforcement than what a cavity filling can provide
- Are unable to attend multiple dental appointments for a traditional crown
- Have relatively stable oral health
Dr. Ardy will assess your teeth and dental history to determine if a CEREC same-day crown is right for you. Patients with certain oral infections or diseases may need to get these issues resolved first.
How the treatment process works
A patient attends a scheduled appointment at Sierra Gate Family Dental, where Dr. Ardy will collect digital images of your teeth. During the same appointment, the digital results will be sent to the laboratory to create your custom-fit crown. Once the crown is ready, Dr. Ardy will sanitize the tooth, remove harmful debris or decay, and fit the new crown that same day. Once your appointment is complete, you are free to resume normal daily activities without the need for a follow-up appointment.
After receiving my CEREC same-day crown
Once you’ve received your crown, you can return home and eat regular meals with very little need for modification. Patients may experience some tooth sensitivity for a day or two. To allow your crown to settle into place, avoid excessively chewy or hard foods. If you have any concerns about what to expect after receiving your crown, consult with Dr. Ardy or any member of his dental team.
How long do CEREC same-day crowns last?
With the right care and dental hygiene practices, your CEREC same-day crown can potentially last for many years. Consider applying the following tips to get the most mileage out of your new crown:
- Brush and floss twice daily
- Use mouth rinse to remove harmful oral bacteria
- Minimize sugar intake
- Avoid excessively chewy, sticky, crunchy, or hard foods
- Attend routine dental exams and professional cleanings
Learn more about the benefits of CEREC same-day crowns
If you reside in or near Roseville, CA, and would like to learn more about reducing your dental visits with CEREC same-day crowns, contact us at Sierra Gate Family Dental and schedule an appointment today. Dr. Ardalan (Ardy) Keshtkar and his team look forward to working with you to restore your smile.