CAD/CAM Crowns Huntington Beach
CAD/CAM refers to computer-aided design and manufacturing. Over the last two decades, this technology has become more widely used in dentistry and can play an important role in restoring your smile conservatively and attractively. Our expert in CAD/CAM crowns in Huntington Beach can help you decide if this advanced dental technology is right for you.
If you are a candidate for a crown, our Huntington Beach CAD/CAM crowns dentist can design your restoration right in our office. Your tooth will first need to be prepared. Decayed tissue will be removed, and the tooth will be carefully shaped and cleaned. A scanner will digitally capture the measurements and shape of your tooth, eliminating the need for conventional dental impressions or molds.
Huntington Beach CAD/CAM Crowns
These images are then used to design your final crown. This process can take just a few minutes to about an hour to ensure a proper fit and attractive design. Our expert in CAD/CAM crown in Huntington Beach takes the time to ensure the highest-quality restoration for your dental health needs. Once the design is finished, the crown is milled from a single block of porcelain. The color and appearance of the crown can be further refined using pigment and glazing, and then the crown will be fired, finished and polished. The completed crown can then be immediately bonded to your tooth.
CAD/CAM dentistry offers several benefits over traditional dental crowns. Because they are made from a single block of porcelain, they can be stronger and less likely to fracture than crowns made in other ways. They can also be placed in a single visit, which means less anesthesia and less chair time for you. You will not even need a temporary dental crown because the tooth is shaped and the crown is placed in a single appointment.
While CAD/CAM crowns are an excellent option, they may not be right for every patient or every restoration. Some patients may still need traditional crowns based on the tooth and the type of damage involved. We can help you determine if CAD/CAM crowns are right for you. Give us a call today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our Huntington Beach CAD/CAM crowns dentist.
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