Your time is valuable. That’s why we offer same-day dental crowns, a revolutionary solution for restoring damaged teeth quickly and efficiently. With our state-of-the-art technology and the expertise of our skilled dental professionals, including Dr. Nathan Dustin and Dr. Dillon Moya, you can enjoy the convenience of receiving high-quality ceramic crowns in just one visit in Portland, Oregon.
What Are Same-Day Crowns?
Same-day crowns, or CEREC crowns, are custom-designed dental restorations fabricated and placed in a single appointment. Traditional crowns typically require multiple visits, with temporary crowns placed while the permanent crown is being created in a dental laboratory. Same-day crowns eliminate the need for temporaries and the waiting time associated with off-site lab work.
The Same-Day Crown Process
During your initial visit, one of our experienced dentists will thoroughly examine your damaged tooth to determine if a dental crown is an appropriate treatment. They will evaluate the extent of the damage and discuss your goals and expectations.
Our dentists will take a digital impression of your tooth using advanced digital technology. This process involves using a specialized scanner that captures detailed images of your tooth structure. The digital impression replaces the need for messy traditional dental impressions.
The digital impression creates a virtual 3D model of your tooth. Our skilled dentists will then use specialized software to design your custom crown, considering factors such as color, shape, and alignment to ensure a natural-looking restoration.
Once the crown design is finalized, our advanced CEREC milling machine will fabricate your crown right in our dental office. This process involves using a high-quality ceramic material that closely matches the color and clarity of your natural teeth.
Our dentists will carefully select the shade and apply stain to the crown to ensure a seamless blend with your surrounding teeth. This stain ensures the crown matches your natural teeth, resulting in a beautiful and harmonious smile.
Once the crown is milled and customized, our dentists will carefully place and bond it to your damaged tooth. They will ensure the crown fits perfectly and achieves optimal function and aesthetics.
What are the Benefits of Same-Day Crowns?
With same-day crowns, you can restore your damaged tooth in just one appointment. This convenience eliminates the need for multiple visits and the inconvenience of wearing temporary crowns.
Same-day crowns are made of high-quality ceramic material that closely mimics the appearance and strength of natural teeth. The result is a restoration that is both durable and aesthetically pleasing.
Digital impressions and 3D design technology allow for highly accurate and customized crowns that fit your tooth precisely. This technology ensures optimal function and comfort.
Our skilled dentists will carefully match the shade and stain of your crown to your natural teeth, creating a seamless and natural-looking restoration that enhances your smile.
How to Care for Your Dental Crown
Proper care and maintenance of your dental crown are essential to ensure its longevity and optimal oral health. Here are some guidelines on how to care for your dental crown:
Brush your teeth twice daily with a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Be gentle around the crown area, cleaning all surfaces thoroughly. Additionally, floss daily to remove plaque and debris between your teeth and around the crown. Using a floss threader or interdental brushes can help you clean hard-to-reach areas.
While dental crowns are durable, they can still be susceptible to damage. Avoid biting or chewing on hard objects such as ice, popcorn kernels, or pens. Sticky foods like chewing gum or caramel can dislodge the crown or damage its structure. Opt for softer and non-sticky foods to protect your crown.
Acidic and sugary foods can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease, which may compromise the health of your dental crown. Limit your consumption of acidic beverages like soda, fruit juices, and sports drinks. Additionally, reduce your sugary foods and drinks to maintain oral health.
If you have a habit of teeth grinding or clenching, also known as bruxism, wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard can protect your dental crown from excessive pressure and potential damage. Consult your dentist for a suitable mouthguard to alleviate the effects of bruxism.
Regular dental check-ups are crucial for monitoring the health of your dental crown and overall oral health. Your dentist will examine the crown, assess its fit and stability, and address any concerns or issues. Professional cleanings and routine exams help prevent complications and maintain the longevity of your crown.
If you experience discomfort or sensitivity or notice any changes around your dental crown, you must notify your dentist promptly. Early intervention can prevent further damage or complications and ensure timely adjustments or repairs.
By following these guidelines and maintaining good oral hygiene practices, you can extend the lifespan of your dental crown and promote the health of your natural teeth and gums. Remember to consult your dentist if you have any questions or concerns regarding the care of your dental crown.
Same-Day Crowns in Portland, Oregon
Don’t let damaged or decayed teeth compromise your smile and oral health. With same-day crowns at Portland Smile Design, you can restore your teeth efficiently and effectively. Our skilled dental professionals and advanced technology are dedicated to providing you with high-quality, customized ceramic crowns that blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and experience the convenience and excellence of same-day crowns.