Life is busy. To make restorative dentistry a more convenient fit for your schedule, we offer same-day crowns at our Alamogordo, NM, practice serving greater Otero County. Traditional crowns require two or more visits to the dentist. Now, thanks to CEREC® technology, our dental practice can deliver a natural-looking custom crown in just one visit. Mountain View Dental & Orthodontics has several highly trained dentists on-site to efficiently repair your smile in a way that looks totally natural.
How Does the Technology Work?
Rather than having to take putty impressions of your teeth, wait weeks for an off-site lab to create your crown, and wear a temporary crown in the meantime, CEREC technology uses digital impressions and computerized tools to give you a custom crown in one visit. Once your tooth is treated, we will take a digital impression that will be used to guide special hardware that creates your crown from a single block of porcelain in about an hour.
Benefits of Same-Day Crowns
The doctors of Mountain View Dental and Orthodontics in Alamogordo invested in CEREC technology because it delivers the same quality as traditional crowns in a fraction of the time. Same-day dental crowns save our patients valuable time while restoring oral function and protecting teeth from further injury or decay. CEREC crowns are also incredibly natural-looking.
Same-day crowns can allow you to experience many outstanding benefits.
What Will My Treatment Be Like?
Before your dental crown can be manufactured, your tooth will need to be prepared. This process requires the resolution of any tooth decay or other issues, as well as the reduction of the tooth in order to accommodate a crown. Local anesthesia will be applied to completely numb the treatment area before this process begins. Our office also offers oral conscious and nitrous oxide sedation options to help patients feel comfortable during treatment.
Once the tooth is ready, a digital impression of the tooth will be taken and sent to our advanced CEREC machine. Over the course of the next hour, the CEREC machine will manufacture your crown from a ceramic block that has been color-matched to blend in with your natural teeth.
Once your crown is ready, one of our doctors will ensure that it is a proper fit before placing it using a strong cement. Once the procedure is complete, you can return to work and normal daily activities. There is no recovery time associated with dental crowns, although some patients experience minor temporary side effects like sensitivity for a few days.
Life is busy. To make restorative dentistry a more convenient fit for your schedule, we offer same-day crowns.
Schedule Your Same-Day Crown Procedure Today
Mountain View Dental & Orthodontics has several highly trained dentists onsite who are ready to meet your cosmetic and restorative dental needs. To schedule your same-day dental crown consultation, please contact our office online or call (575) 437-7900. Our office works with most insurance plans, and accepts CareCredit® and LendingClub® financing options to help patients afford treatment.
"Great customer service and care! For once in my life, I don't dread going to the dentist! All of the staff is very knowledgeable and thoughtful."Kristin L.