When a dental crown must be fabricated at a dental lab away from your dentist's office, the process can take two weeks or longer. At the Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones, Baja California, Mexico, Dr. Jose Valenzuela uses the latest technology to provide same-day crowns. This option allows you to arrive at our office with a compromised smile and leave with completely restored comfort, function, and aesthetics.
Once your tooth has been prepared, we will take a digital impression that will be used to create your same-day crown.
If Dr. Valenzuela determines that an all-porcelain crown is the right solution for your needs, he can create a same-day crown to restore your smile. However, materials such as zirconia require a longer fabrication process. During your consultation, Dr. Valenzuela can recommend the type of crown that will provide you with the best and longest-lasting benefits.
The same-day crown process is made possible through CAD/CAM technology – computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing.
Same-day crowns offer several advantages:
The same-day crown process is made possible through CAD/CAM technology – computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. To begin the treatment process, Dr. Valenzuela will prepare the tooth. This involves removing any existing decay and slightly reducing the tooth structure.
Next, digital impressions will be taken using our intraoral scanner. If you are receiving a crown to restore a dental implant, this technology will be used to take an impression of the implant and surrounding teeth. The images that are captured by this handheld wand will be sent to our computer software program, which we will use to design your new restoration. Once approved by Dr. Valenzuela, these images will be sent to our in-office milling machine, which will craft your new crown while you wait. Once the restoration is complete, Dr. Valenzuela will check the fit, make any necessary adjustments, and bond your new crown into place.
If you require a dental restoration, achieving a repaired smile may be more convenient than you think. Schedule an appointment at our practice to find out if you are eligible for a same-day crown. Contact us online or call us at (866) 223-6147.
1005 2nd St
Los Algodones, BCN 21970
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