A crown is a type of restoration that covers the whole visible part of the tooth, or the crown of the tooth, that sits above the gum line. The crown is made of sturdy dental porcelain and strengthens the tooth’s structure while protecting it from further damage. Previously, dental crowns could take from two to three visits to complete, but today Dr. Lozada, Los Angeles same day crowns expert, can finish the job in just one visit.
CEREC is an acronym that stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Dr. Lozada, expert in same day crowns in Los Angeles, uses CEREC technology to effectively restore damaged teeth with natural-looking ceramic crowns to spare you time, discomfort, and inconvenience. During a single appointment, we can prepare your tooth, create your crown and cement it into position.
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CEREC uses Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing, or CAD/CAM technology. CAD/CAM technology involves the use of a special intraoral camera, a computer, and an in-office milling machine. At your appointment, Dr. Lozada, Los Angeles same day crowns expert will prepare your tooth as usual. We use a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable, but because your tooth will be prepared and restored in a single appointment, you will only need one shot. Then, your tooth will be prepared, which means we will remove the damaged tissue and shape the tooth so that the crown can be placed.
While your tooth is still numb, Dr. Lozada, expert in same day crowns in Los Angeles, will scan the tooth with the handheld scanner. This device is about the size of a pen and takes an accurate picture of your tooth. The optical impression is transferred to a color computer screen, where we use the special CAD technology to design your new crown. Once the design is completed, the CAM completes the milling process, and your new crown is ready to put on your tooth. The entire process takes about an hour and means less chair time, fewer appointments and greater convenience for you.
Call us today to learn more about same-day crowns or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Lozada at our dental office in Los Angeles.