At Vineyard Dental Group, we understand that situations may occur within the smile that require additional attention from a professional dentist. Santa Rosa, California, area patients who are dealing with a large area of decay or have received trauma to their natural tooth structure may require a restoration called a dental crown. Dental crowns are custom-fitted restorations that are made of porcelain and are often called “caps” because they are used to cover the exposed part of a tooth.
What are the benefits of obtaining quality crowns from Vineyard Dental Group?
Dr. M. Reza Saeidi of Santa Rosa, California, is dedicated to ensuring patients have access to the restorations they need to maintain a healthy smile. This includes dental crowns. One of the primary benefits of obtaining dental crowns from our practice is the ability to obtain same-day crowns. Most dental practices require several visits to complete a dental crown from start to finish. The dentist prepares the tooth and then takes impressions, which are mailed off to a dental laboratory for fabrication of the final restoration. In the meantime, patients wait a week or two and wear a temporary restoration until their permanent one arrives at the dental facility. Then they return for bonding of the crown in place.
The benefit of same-day dental crowns is faster, more convenient placement. At Vineyard Dental Group, we start with a consultation appointment and evaluation to determine if the dental crown is the appropriate restoration for an individual. Then, the dentist prepares the tooth by removing the surrounding natural tooth enamel. A digital impression is taken using our special scanning device right in the dental chair, which creates a digital image of the prepared teeth and converts it into our CAD/CAM software. The digital image is then used by our CEREC device to mill a dental crown from a block of porcelain right in the dental office. This eliminates the need for a temporary restoration or for patients to leave the office and wait for their final repair. During the same visit, within 20 minutes, patients obtain a custom-made, quality dental crown for their smile.
When might I need a dental crown?
Various situations may arise in which a patient might need a dental crown. They include:
- A tooth that has been impacted by a large cavity and does not have sufficient structure to function at its best
- A tooth that has undergone root canal therapy and may have a weak or brittle structure
- A tooth that has been damaged by trauma or injury to the mouth
- A tooth that is permanently stained and needs to be covered for aesthetic purposes
Learn more about same-day, custom-made dental crowns
Are you seeking quality restorations for your smile? If you are ready to discuss the advantages of same-day custom-fitted crowns for your smile, call Dr. M. Reza Saeidi and his team at Vineyard Dental Group for an appointment. The office is located at 90-A Doctors Park Drive in Santa Rosa, California, and accepts new and current patients who call to schedule a visit at (707) 545-0944.