Sacramento, CA natural dentist office makes same day crowns that last with CEREC
Crowns, dental onlays (partial crowns), and inlays are a natural fit with a practice that celebrates restoring the tooth back to its vital health, function, and appearance. Crowns and conservative alternatives like onlays and inlays are not only natural looking and biocompatible (tissue-friendly), but they can also be made efficiently without sacrificing the quality of the restoration used to build up a decayed or otherwise damaged tooth.
We offer Same Day Crowns in Sacramento CA. As the name suggests, Sacramento Natural Dentistry makes a durable, stunning crown while you wait, within the same appointment as your initial crown visit. Using the same type of technology that has been used by builders to design homes, our experienced dental team can design your new tooth. Gone are the many complaints that are associated with the traditional crowns process.
- No wait – Crowns are made onsite in a matter of minutes, not days or weeks.
- No temporary crowns – Since crowns are designed, made, and placed in one visit, you don’t have to wear a fragile crown to protect the prepared treatment site.
- No hassles – Avoid the delicate temporary crowns, which tend to break and may require additional trips back to the dentist for repair of the temporary (in addition to the return appointment once the permanent crown is ready for placement).
- No complaints – Since Sacramento Natural Dentistry has everything that’s needed to make a crown, adjustments to the color, size, fit, and other specifications can be completed effortlessly, in no time.
Just how are you able to prepare, design and make crowns in a day?
Technology has changed pretty much every aspect of our lives. The world is quite literally at our fingertips with the swipe of a screen or within a few keystrokes. Dentistry has also been able to create a more convenient, pleasant, and comfortable experience by using technology.
Traditionally, dental practices did a lot of common procedures manually, which was both inefficient for the dentist and staff, as well as for the patient who may already be stressed-out about his or her upcoming treatment. For instance, the impressions that Sacramento Natural Dentistry uses to make your same day crown and other types of restorations, are digital. The image that is used to create a detailed, 3-Dimensional model of your mouth doesn’t require the traditional process of biting down on an uncomfortable tray and sticky, putty-like goo. The imprint left behind in this gooey material was conventionally used to create restorations and oral appliances. Many patients hated this aspect of the process, because it was uncomfortable, and tended to induce gagging. This traditional, manual process is also less precise than the digital process made possible with the technology behind your same-day crowns: CEREC.
Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) is a straightforward technology. Instead of using gooey putty and gag-inducing trays, Sacramento Natural Dentistry’s team takes optical impressions of the damaged tooth with a specialized camera. Computer-Aided Design (CAD) meets Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) techniques; CAD software allows accurate, precision design that can’t be achieved with models made from messy materials, and CAM allows the creation of a natural looking and feeling tooth made from a top-quality ceramic block that is perfectly shaped to CAD specifications.
For many of Sacramento Natural Dentistry’s patients, the best part of the CEREC process is that the process happens while they wait in our comfortable office. A portion of the damaged tooth may be built up with inlays and onlays, retaining a significant amount of healthy tooth structure. Likewise, with patients who need a full-coverage crown, every effort is made to retain as much natural structure as possible. After the porcelain crown is made on site with our in-house milling machine, it’s fitted over the prepared and shaped tooth. Again, there is no need for a temporary crown that tends to fail early. You can enjoy your new and improved tooth right away, without fear of breaking the crown on a sticky or chewy food.
CEREC crowns done right at a natural, biological, and holistic dental practice are a great value. Since they’re made from the highest quality, durable, and biocompatible materials, you can enjoy your new tooth for years to come with proper home care and regular visits to Sacramento Natural Dentistry.
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