Revitalize Your Smile with Dental Crowns
Missing or damaged teeth can significantly impact your self-esteem and overall well-being. The solution? Same-day crowns from the Southern California dental offices of Dr. Sam A. Lavi are a game-changer that can revitalize your smile and enhance the way you navigate daily life.
Discover how Dr. Lavi and our cutting-edge CEREC technology can transform your dental experience by offering same-day crowns, ensuring you have a stunning smile in no time. To learn more, call our Studio City office at (818) 980-8472 or our Los Angeles office at (213) 623-2212.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns, also known as dental caps, are tailor-made coverings that conceal and fortify a damaged or decayed tooth, restoring its appearance and functionality. Beyond aesthetic improvements, they’re a barrier against further harm or bacterial intrusion, safeguarding oral health.
What are Same-Day Crowns?
Same-day crowns are a revolutionary dental solution that offers the convenience of obtaining customized crowns in a single appointment. These crowns, designed to match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth, ensure a seamless appearance. They restore your natural tooth front’s structure and present a cost-effective and minimally invasive alternative to tooth extractions.
The Power of Advanced CEREC® Technology
Say goodbye to lengthy dental procedures! Dr. Lavi introduces the cutting-edge CEREC (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramics) technology, ensuring your smile can be restored in a single appointment. The CEREC system brings high-quality 3D imaging of your whole mouth into play, enhancing precision like never before. You can enjoy all the perks of a gorgeous smile in as little as one hour.
Benefits of Same-Day Crowns
Opting for CEREC crowns is the ideal choice for individuals seeking swift smile restoration in a single dental visit. This popular treatment boasts numerous unique benefits, such as:
- Comfortable, No-Mess Experience: Say goodbye to messy dental impressions.
- Enhanced Comfort and Convenience: Experience the utmost in comfort and convenience.
- Unmatched Precision and Accuracy: Benefit from precision that surpasses all others.
- Minimized Chair Time: Spend less time in the dentist’s chair.
- Minimally Invasive Procedure: Embrace a procedure that’s gentle on your oral health.
Candidacy for Same-Day Crowns
Dental crowns are the ideal solution for those wishing to rejuvenate their smiles while preserving their natural teeth. Dr. Lavi typically suggests dental crowns for patients with:
- Cracked, Chipped, or Broken Teeth: Often caused by accidents or trauma.
- Severely Decayed Teeth: For teeth in dire need of salvation.
- Root Canal Therapy Recipients: A common choice for those with teeth treated with root canal therapy.
- Crooked or Misshapen Teeth: To enhance the aesthetics of your smile.
- Stained or Discolored Teeth: A solution for teeth discoloration issues.
Dental crowns are most suitable for dental problems determined by the severity of the issue. Dr. Lavi will guide you toward the treatment that ensures the best patient outcome.
How Do Same-Day Crowns Work?
The process of obtaining CEREC crowns can be broken down into several key steps:
- Consultation: Your journey begins with a comprehensive consultation to assess your oral health. During this visit, Dr. Lavi will determine whether you are a suitable candidate for same-day crowns.
- Tooth Preparation: If approved, Dr. Lavi will initiate the procedure by preparing the target tooth. This entails cleaning the tooth and removing any plaque or decayed tissue that may pose complications. Additionally, he’ll skillfully remove a portion of the tooth’s enamel to create space for the crown.
- Digital Impression: Advanced technology, such as CEREC, comes into play, capturing a precise digital impression of your mouth. This eliminates uncomfortable and messy traditional impressions.
- Custom Crown Creation: With the digital impression, your customized dental crown is crafted right within the dental office. This state-of-the-art technology ensures precision and efficiency, as you won’t need a temporary crown while you wait for your permanent crown.
- Crown Placement: Dr. Lavi will attach the dental crown to your tooth using a dental composite. This process ensures a comfortable and natural fit with the surrounding teeth.
Aftercare for Dental Crowns
After receiving dental crowns, practice diligent aftercare to maintain their longevity and overall oral health. Here are some aftercare tips:
- Oral Hygiene: Continue a strict oral hygiene regimen, including regular brushing and flossing, to keep your crowned teeth and natural teeth healthy.
- Dental Check-Ups: Schedule routine dental check-ups to ensure your dental crowns remain in excellent condition. Your dentist will assess their status and provide necessary maintenance.
- Avoid Chewing Hard Objects: Refrain from chewing on tough objects or foods, as this can damage the crowns.
- Dietary Considerations: Be mindful of your diet; avoid excessive consumption of overly sticky or sugary foods, which can affect your natural teeth and crowns.
Frequently Asked Questions
Insurance coverage for a same-day crown may vary depending on your plan. Discuss your coverage and potential costs with your dental provider. Your dentist may also offer in-office financing plans.
Dental crowns don’t respond to teeth-whitening treatments. Consult your dentist to explore other options for enhancing the appearance of your smile. It may be ideal to whiten your teeth before getting a dental crown.
Same-day crowns offer numerous benefits, including convenience and efficiency. Their quality and durability are on par with traditional crowns. Discuss with your dentist to determine the most suitable option for your case.
The process of getting a same-day crown is generally painless. Local anesthesia is often used to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Your dentist will guide you through discomfort or post-procedural care instructions.