Same Day Crowns Huntington Beach
Although teeth are designed to last a lifetime, dental trauma, infection or decay can compromise the structural integrity of a tooth. When the damage is more than can be corrected using a filling, inlays or onlays, crowns may be needed. Crowns, which are also called caps, are designed to cover the surface of the tooth above the gum line. They are usually made of porcelain, which closely mimics dental enamel. Our expert in same day crowns in Huntington Beach, Orange County, can restore your tooth in a single day.
Traditional crowns are usually made in a dental laboratory. This means that your tooth is first prepared, and then a temporary crown is applied to protect the tooth. The temporary crown can be uncomfortable and noticeable. Patients will then need to return at a later date to have the final crown placed. This process can take weeks. Same day crowns mean that you can have your tooth prepared and your crown placed at the same appointment. Our expert in same day crowns in Huntington Beach, Orange County can help you decide if same day crowns are an option for you.
Huntington Beach Same Day Crowns
If you are a candidate for same day crowns, our Huntington Beach same day crowns dentist can complete both steps in a single appointment. Once the tooth is numbed using a local anesthetic, the decay or damaged area will be cleaned and prepared. The tooth will then be shaped to ensure a comfortable restoration. Once the area is prepared, we will take 3-dimensional images. These images will be used to generate your new crown. We mill the crown right in our office and generate your restoration as you wait. There is no need for a temporary crown, and as soon as your new crown is ready, we can bond it right away.
Just like traditional crowns, same day crowns are made from high-quality dental porcelain that has been carefully matched to your natural teeth. Once it has been bonded into place, the crown will provide additional support to the damaged tooth and protect it from further damage or infection. Contact our office today to learn more about available restoration options or to schedule an appointment with our Huntington Beach same day crowns dentist.