Patients who need dental restorations such as crowns, veneers, or bridges may find that the process requires several visits with a traditional dental office. Instead, the team at Huntington Dental Excellence of South Pasadena, California, offers alternative solutions such as one-visit dental crowns. One-visit dental crowns are porcelain caps made during a single appointment instead of requiring patients to attend several visits for preparation and placement.
Same-day dental crowns and other restorations are created using CEREC technology. Drs. Gin Goei and Sharon Gabriel of Huntington Dental Excellence use this digital technology and system to fabricate dental restorations while patients wait. Instead of messy impressions, digital 3D imaging of the prepared tooth is done and sent to the CEREC system. A milling machine will create the final restoration from a block of porcelain within 20 minutes or so, allowing patients to wait for their dental crowns and restore the smile without having to have a temporary restoration placed or having to return at a later time to obtain their final crown.
A regular dental crown requires multiple visits for fabrication and placement. It is made off-site in a laboratory and then cemented onto the tooth during a separate appointment. On the other hand, a same-day dental crown is made and placed in just one visit using advanced technology such as CAD/CAM software and milling machines.
Typically, the process from start to finish for a one-visit dental crown takes about an hour.
The cost of a same-day dental crown can vary depending on factors such as location and the specific materials used. Additionally, patients with dental insurance plans may find their out-of-pocket expenses for a one-visit dental crown to be less than a patient who does not has coverage. The most suitable way to determine the cost of a dental crown is by undergoing an initial evaluation at our office, Huntington Dental Excellence, with our doctors Dr. Gin Goei and Dr. Sharon Gabriel.
If you seek a team that offers CAD/CAM creation of dental crowns using CEREC technology, now is the time to book an appointment with the team at Huntington Dental Excellence in South Pasadena, CA.