If you have ever had a traditional dental crown placed, you probably remember a weeks-long process, needing to care for a temporary crown, and uncomfortable putty impressions. At Mark A. Wong, DDS Family Dentistry, we are proud to offer a time-saving alternative to patients in the Walnut Creek, California area: same-day dental crowns.
While traditional crowns are made from physical molds of your teeth that are sent off to a laboratory, same-day crowns are made using advanced Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology called CEREC. This CAD/CAM system enables us to take comfortable, quick digital impressions of your mouth and then mill your new crown out of a block of dental ceramic right in the office while you catch up on email, read a good book, or take a quick nap. Once your crown is ready, Dr. Wong will bond it onto your tooth, making any minor adjustments needed, and you are free to enjoy the rest of your day!
Many patients love CEREC same-day crowns because of their convenience and comfort. No waiting for weeks, no messy impressions, and no temporary crowns are necessary. But dentists also love CEREC technology because it offers multiple advantages:
At the dental practice of Dr. Mark A. Wong, CEREC is just one of the many state-of-the-art technologies that we have invested in to enhance the level of care we provide to our patients. To schedule your consultation at our Walnut Creek office, call (925) 678-5600 today!