Same Day Dentistry and Dental Crowns
If you have significantly damaged your tooth, you may likely need a dental crown to restore its appearance and to strengthen it. It is critical that you visit our dental office as soon as possible after damaging your tooth. If you leave the damaged area exposed, bacteria can infect the center of your tooth. This can create the need for a root canal to be completed. If the infection becomes severe, like a dental abscess, more drastic steps may be required to drain the pus. This is an unfortunate but entirely avoidable situation. If you simply have the damaged tooth restored immediately, the risk of a bacterial infection goes down significantly. At Alamo Family Dentistry, we offer same day dentistry and dental crowns for patients throughout the Simi Valley area. We do so using advanced technology. When a crown is traditional created, it is a process that involves the dental lab. First, an impression is taken of a patients' mouth, and measurements are taken. That information is then sent to the dental lab for the crown or crowns to be created which can take weeks to complete. In the meantime, the tooth is prepared by removing a portion of the enamel so that the crown will lay flat without irritating the surrounding teeth. To then protect the tooth, a temporary crown is placed around the prepared tooth and worn until the new one is ready. Due the multiple steps involved with this process, a patient could have one or two appointments before the permanent crown is secured to the tooth. While effective, the entire process is time-consuming and not within the reach of those with demanding work schedules or a busy home life. To address this issue, we offer same day dentistry where dental crowns can be created in our office, the day that you come in needing a restoration.
If you live in the Simi Valley area and have a damaged tooth, we recommend that you call (805) 259-1149 to schedule an appointment with our dental office. There is no need to wait for the dental lab to create a permanent crown for you when we offer a solution that can be completed in one day. This will allow you to walk in with a cracked or chipped tooth and leave with one that looks natural and is fully functional. Since crowns are also used for cosmetic applications, we can use this same technique to change the shape and size of your teeth, close gaps in between your teeth, cover dark stains, and more - all within one day. For those that need an immediate smile improvement, this is an excellent solution to explore.
The process works using advanced technology. We take a digital image of your mouth and upload it to our CAD/CAM software. The software then goes to work creating a 3D model of the tooth that is being restored. The model includes the exact dimensions of the crown. Our 3D printer then goes to work printing the crown while your tooth is being prepared. This is perhaps the most convenient way to restore your damaged tooth or to change the appearance of your smile. To learn more, call 805-259-1149 and visit our Simi Valley dental office today.