Crowns and Bridges in Valencia, CA
One-Visit CEREC Crowns and Bridges
When you have a tooth that’s chipped or severely stained, we may recommend that you have a crown placed over your tooth to protect it from further damage and to improve its appearance. If you’re missing some teeth, you can replace those unsightly gaps with dental bridges. Crowns and bridges usually require at least two visits, but here at Shawn Javid, DDS, we can accomplish everything in one visit.
Why Does It Usually Take So Long?
When you need a crown or a bridge for your teeth, your dentist will have to make sure that it will fit perfectly. To do that, many dentists will take an impression of your teeth during your first visit, and then send the mold to a lab where the ceramic crown or bridge will be manufactured. After several weeks, you will need to return to the clinic so the dentist can attach your crown or bridge.
Technically, it stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. With our state-of-the-art CEREC technology, we have a very advanced 3D camera as well as a special computer program and a milling machine to make the creation of crowns and bridges much quicker.
When you opt for a CEREC crown or bridge from Shawn Javid, DDS, the CEREC camera will take a 3D image of your teeth. The computer program will use that image to create a blueprint for the proper shape of your crown or bridge ensuring that these devices will fit perfectly.
With this technology, you only need a single visit because the milling machine immediately uses that blueprint to create your custom crown or bridge. We use high-quality ceramic to mimic the look of your natural teeth. We also use a color to match the rest of your teeth.
The entire process won’t take long at all. In fact, it can take as little as an hour. The cost is also quite reasonable. That’s because you won’t have to pay for lab services like you would for a traditional crown or bridge.
If you need a crown or bridge and you can’t wait several weeks to get them, When you come in for your appointment, you’ll only need to wait a short time for the procedure to be finished. When you leave our clinic, you’ll have a healthier set of teeth and a more attractive smile.
Dr. Shawn JavidDDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)
Dr. Shawn completed his undergraduate studies at California State University Northridge (CSUN) where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biological sciences.