If you damage a tooth or develop a cavity, same-day service can provide a new crown in one single appointment. Same-day appointments cut down the need for multiple office visits and restore your smile quickly and effectively. At Playa District Dental, in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Dr. E (Erik Ligans, DDS), and the team use various technologies, including an on-site intraoral scanner and a milling machine for zirconia crowns, to provide same-day service. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
A same-day dental service uses advanced technologies to manufacture dental restorations like zirconia crowns. Traditionally, getting a crown took at least two appointments spaced a week or two apart. Same-day service allows you to receive a complete, fully functional restoration in just one appointment, saving you time, money, and hassle.
Same-day services begin with a comprehensive oral exam and a review of your oral health history. Dr. E then orders oral digital X-rays to determine the health of your gums and to assess the damage or decay affecting your tooth. Afterward, Dr. E uses the iTero machine, an intraoral scanner to take detailed impressions of your teeth and their supporting structures.
Dr. E uploads your impressions to a special computer-aided design (CAD) program. He uses the CAD program to design a custom crown that fits the unique curves and cusps of your tooth.
After approving a design, Dr. E transfers it to the milling machine. The milling machine takes a block of zirconium oxide and shaves it down to create a crown. The milling process takes about 45 minutes. While waiting, you can take a nap, read a book, or scroll through your phone.
Once the machine completes your crown, Dr. E lines it up over your damaged or decaying tooth and bonds it in place with dental cement. He assesses your bite, polishes the crown, and sends you home with a list of care instructions.
Anyone who leads a busy lifestyle can benefit from same-day services. This is especially true if you have a damaged or decaying molar or premolar that requires prompt repair. By covering up your affected tooth with a crown, it’s possible to prevent further harm while promoting good oral health.
You care for a zirconia crown like you would your natural teeth. Playa District Dental recommends brushing twice a day, flossing regularly, and visiting the office twice a year for an oral exam and professional cleaning. To prevent chips, cracks, or other damage, avoid bad habits like nail-biting, chewing on ice, and opening packages or other objects with your teeth.
To learn more about the benefits of same-day services, request a consultation at Playa District Dental. Book online to schedule an appointment or call the office today.