Have you ever needed to have a tooth repaired with a dental crown, only to find out that the process was going to involve at least two separate appointments, two weeks apart?
Our Concord dentist offers Same Day CEREC Crowns so that you can complete all of your treatment in just a single visit.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over your tooth to restore its shape and size, improve its overall appearance, or reinforce it. They are used to fix broken teeth, restore dental implants, conceal imperfections, and anchor fixed bridge work.
CEREC dental crowns are made of high-density materials that mimic natural tooth enamel. They function better and longer than other types of ceramics. Plus, we can make them right here in our office using a 3D “impression” of your teeth… no gooey molds are needed!
Traditionally, a crown requires two appointments before completion. In the first appointment, the dentist will shape the tooth and take impressions for the laboratory to use in creating the crown. In the second appointment, the patient returns to have the crown placed over the tooth. However, we offer our patients the convenience of same-day crowns! Instead of waiting two or more weeks for their new restoration, they can leave the dental office with their completed smile on the same day as their procedure.
While traditional crowns are still a viable option for patients who prefer them, there are certainly many benefits to a same-day crown. For one, the procedure is completed in a single appointment, so there’s no need to wait around for multiple appointments. Additionally, because there’s no need for two separate appointments, the entire treatment time is reduced dramatically. This means that instead of spending two weeks with a temporary crown in place and then needing an additional visit to have your permanent crown placed, you can have your finished smile in one trip to the dentist’s office!
A root canal is a procedure that removes infected tissues from inside the tooth, cleans and disinfects the canals inside the root, then seals the tooth to prevent future infection.
During a root canal, a dentist or endodontist will first administer an anesthetic to numb the area surrounding the tooth. Then a small hole is drilled into the affected tooth to gain access to the nerve chamber inside. The nerve and pulp are removed and then disinfected using an antimicrobial solution. Finally, the canals are cleaned, then sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha.
When bacteria penetrate through your tooth enamel and into the pulp, it can cause an infection that results in the need for root canal treatment. If left untreated, the infection will spread through the tooth root and cause the tooth to die due to a loss of blood supply. When this occurs, the only option is to extract the tooth. However, this can be detrimental to your overall oral health as nearby teeth can shift out of place and create problems with your bite alignment. There are a few signs you can watch for to indicate the need for root canal treatment. These include:
If you’re suffering from an abscessed tooth, a large cavity, or a severe toothache, you may need a root canal. Dr. Dokko is able to perform high-quality endodontic therapy and place your same-day CEREC crown during the very same appointment.
At Brighter Day Dental, we’ve invested in the latest rotary endodontic equipment so that we can perform efficient and accurate root canals without referring our patients to a specialty practice. Plus, our in-house Sirona 3D x-rays allow us to plan out the treatment by assessing your root anatomy before treatment ever starts.
There’s never been a more comfortable way to get a root canal.
Need an evening or weekend appointment? We’re open late so that you can complete your root canal and crown after work or on the weekend. Contact Dentist in Concord CA today for more information.
For patients who would like a whiter smile, Dr. Chul Dokko is proud to offer Zoom!® Teeth Whitening.
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