Dental Crowns & Cerec
At Ontario Dental Center, you will find many technologies that you cannot find at other dentists’ offices in San Bernardino County. From high-tech Cerec Machine ( In Office crowns) and laser dentistry to digital x-rays and advanced CT Scan options, these investments have all been made with your comfort, safety, health, and satisfaction in mind. When dental crowns and CEREC in Ontario, CA, come together at the office of Dr. Mukesh Patel, you can restore your tooth to its natural health and beauty in just one visit.
What makes this approach so special?
Traditionally, should you need a crown to rebuild a damaged tooth structure, at least two visits would be required. The first visit would involve preparing the tooth to “accept” the overlying crown and collecting information about your tooth. So that way, the information could be sent to an outside dental lab tasked with fabricating your crown. The prepared tooth would be covered with a temporary crown. You would wait for around two weeks while the lab makes your permanent crown. You would return to the dentist’s office for the temporary crown to be removed and replaced with the lab-made one. If all looked right, it would be cemented to the underlying tooth structure. If the crown’s fit or appearance was “off,” the lab would make the crown a second time, which means yet another trip back to the dental office and an even longer wait.
CEREC stands for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics,” which pretty much sums up exactly what the technology does. At Ontario Dental Center, we can make your crown in a single visit, while you wait at our office. After the tooth to be treated is prepared, Dr. Patel uses specialized software to design your tooth based on the information that he collects. This software is similar to the Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) products that architects use to design a house. Instead of designing a building, we design your crown digitally, manipulating a 3-dimensional model of the tooth to create restorations to your unique specifications. Using this information our onsite milling machine shapes the tooth structure from a block of quality dental porcelain that is built to last. Once the crown is ready, Dr. Patel will assure it fits properly and looks great before bonding it to the rest of your tooth. Additional refinements can be made in a matter of minutes, thanks to onsite technologies.
Same-day crowns and benefits explained by Dr. Mukesh Patel at Ontario Dental Center
What are same-day dental crowns?
Hello, I am Dr. Patel from Ontario Dental Center. We are going to talk about same-day crowns today.
Same-day crowns are a new technology that makes it possible to make a crown within a day while you are still in the office.
The crowns are typically used to fix broken teeth, replace any missing teeth, or even change the color or size.
Traditionally the process of making a crown takes about two to three weeks. But this advancement in technology makes it possible to make it in less than an hour.
How does the process of same-day crowns work?
The tooth is prepared just like the old days, but instead of taking the molds with the gluey stuff, we use the high-tech 3D camera and scan your teeth.
The file is transferred to the computer, and the crown is digitally designed the way you want. The design is then transferred to the special milling machine which makes the crown in less than an hour.
What are the advantages of same-day crowns?
The main one is the crown’s perfect fitting because it’s completely computerized, and there is no human error.
The second advantage is you don’t have to take Impressions with the gluey stuff, which most people feel uncomfortable and gag.
The other advantage is there is no second appointment, and it saves you time.
The most significant benefit is the patients don’t have to get on the shot. They don’t have to get numbed again because you get the crown ready on the same day.
With CEREC tooth caps, inlays, and onlays (partial crowns), there is:
- No wait
- No return visits
- No fragile temporary restorations
- No need to numb you more than once
- No headaches
It is time to discover the same-day dental crowns that can be completed, precisely, in no time. Call Ontario Dental Center at (909) 414-3535 to schedule your appointment.