Dr. Harry Albers and his team are excited to offer our patients the convenience of One Appointment Crowns in Santa Rosa. Thanks to the latest in digital technology, you can be in and out of our office in a single visit with a permanent, all ceramic crown, onlay, or veneer. For you this means fewer injections, less drilling, and less time out of your busy schedule for dental care.
Traditionally, most methods of dental restoration require at least two appointments spaced several weeks apart. On the first visit your tooth is prepared, an impression taken and sent to the dental laboratory, and a temporary restoration is placed on your tooth. At the second appointment, your temporary restoration is removed and replaced by your permanent restoration.
But today, we can use state-of-the-art design and technology to mill and place your custom designed crown while you wait or later in the same day. With One Appointment Crowns in Santa Rosa, you get beautiful, strong and natural looking porcelain restorations in a single visit.
How do one appointment crowns work?
Preparation We prepare your teeth as we would for a traditional restoration.
Design We then take an optical impression of your teeth using a state-of-the-art 3D digital camera. This image is transferred to a computer screen, where we use it to precisely design every detail of your crown in line with your clinical needs.
Milling The design specifications are sent to our on-site milling machine, where your all porcelain, color-matched crown is made within about 15-25 minutes. Your new tooth is hardened under very high temperatures in a furnace, and then stained and glazed, so it is extremely strong and durable.
Bonding The last step with One Appointment Crowns in Santa Rosa is to bond the crown to your natural tooth to restore its natural form, function and beauty.
What are the advantages of one appointment crowns?
As well as being more convenient, a milled crown is also healthy. With milling technology, we can use strong, tooth colored ceramic materials that closely match the composition of natural tooth structure. This makes your tooth more resistant to cracks caused by changes in temperature and other wear and tear. What’s more, milled crowns strengthen your teeth through chemical bonding and allow us to save as much healthy tooth tissue as possible.
Using milled technology, dentists have placed more than15 million restorations around the world in the past 25 years. To benefit from this technology with One Appointment Crowns in Santa Rosa, please phone Dr. Albers’ office to make an appointment on (707) 575-1190 today.