If you have immediate dental needs but can’t wait days for a restoration to be finished, consider same day crowns. The treatment option fabricates and places crowns during a single dental visit, helping complete your smile and return strength to your bite.
Through an investment in advanced dental technology, Dr. Robert M. Solow can offer same day crowns to Woodland Hills and Calabasas patients. This means that you can receive the care you need without a second appointment. Whether you’ve damaged a tooth and are leaving town on business or have an important social event and want to feel confident about your smile, same day crowns can help.
Understanding Same Day Crowns
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers your own tooth to restore strength and an aesthetic appearance. Dr. Solow may recommend that you receive a crown to protect a damaged or decayed tooth or to restore a tooth that has broken, is misshapen, or is discolored.
Traditional crowns usually require two separate appointments. The first visit allows Dr. Solow to create a mold and prepare the tooth to receive the crown. The second visit takes place only after the crown has been fabricated by a dental technician.
Dr. Solow offers same day crowns to speed up this process for Woodland Hills and Calabasas patients. Our practice has invested in the CEREC® system, which can fabricate a dental crown in-office and in a short amount of time. This means you can receive a dental crown in the same dental visit, allowing you to leave your appointment with a complete smile and more functional bite.
Dr. Solow’s Approach to Same Day Crowns
While the CEREC system is incredibly useful, its effectiveness relies on your dental team. In addition to Dr. Solow’s four decades in professional practice, you will benefit from an efficient, highly trained, and caring staff. The combined knowledge of our team and personable approach we bring to the patient relationship mean you can expect an excellent outcome and a positive experience.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Solow, you will have the opportunity to discuss your dental concerns and to talk through options for your care. Dr. Solow will conduct a full examination to determine a course of treatment, potentially to include X-rays.
If you have a tooth or teeth that require restoration with dental crowns, he will advise you whether he recommends same day crowns or a traditional approach. Woodland Hills and Calabasas patients who choose the same day approach can typically receive their crowns the day of this consultation.
How Same Day Crowns Work
The crowns Dr. Solow provides are typically porcelain restorations, which are durable and offer a very lifelike appearance. The fees associated with same day crowns are comparable to the fees of the traditional laboratory approach.
Here is an overview of the process:
Numbing. Dr. Solow will anesthetize the tooth and gum tissue so that you can stay comfortable throughout the treatment.
Preparation. Dr. Solow will revise the tooth that is going to receive the crown. This will help create the best fit and aesthetic appearance possible.
Scan. Using a small handheld device, Dr. Solow will take a digital scan of the site.
Design. The software for same day crowns will create a 3D image with proposed restoration options. Our team will refine the design to fit your unique needs.
Production. In a manner of minutes, the CEREC system will fabricate the crown. You can even watch as your tooth is automatically shaped and smoothed.
Fitting. Dr. Solow will place the crown, ensure that it fits comfortably over the existing tooth, and cement it into place.
Our practice will offer some guidelines for care immediately following treatment, but within a short period of time, you should be able to eat, speak, and smile with your crown as though it is a natural tooth.
If you need to restore a damaged tooth and prefer a fast and effective solution, consider same day crowns. Woodland Hills and Calabasas patients can schedule an appointment with Dr. Solow by contacting our offices online or by phone at (818) 999-0104.