Posted by Dr. Daniel Vasquez on Aug 31 2020, 02:44 AM
Visiting the dentist may put some individuals in a state of worry. There could be a misconception that all dental procedures are painful and involve spending long durations in the dentist’s office. However, this isn’t true, as we take every necessary measure to ensure our patients feel absolutely comfortable during the procedure. What’s more impressive is that we offer same-day dentistry at our dental practice, which significantly reduces chair time.
Conventional methods of fabricating oral restorations involved taking a precise mold of the teeth by making the patient bite into a putty-like substance. This physical impression of the tooth would be used as a reference for fabricating the restorations. Additionally, the dentist would take x-rays and scans of the mouth to determine the placement of the teeth and get a better view of the underlying jawbone. Also, photographs of the teeth would be taken to replicate their color. All of this sounds like such as hassle, doesn’t it?
As an alternative, we offer same-day dentistry at our dental practice. In this method, the dentist will scan the teeth using a hand-held digital scanning tool. The images captured by it will be projected on a computer screen, which will be used to analyze and discuss the treatment plan with you. The data from the scans will be shared with a chairside CAD/CAM machine, which mills out the restoration using highly precise technology within a few minutes. The dentist may have to make minor adjustments to the restoration, after which it will be bonded to the teeth using dental adhesives. Patients can walk into our dental practice in the morning, have the restoration bonded in place, and walk out with a happy smile by evening.
The technology used in the fabrication of same-day restorations is quite advanced. The scanning tool used by the dentist is simple, comfortable for the patient, captures high-resolution images, and projects this on the computer screen. It captures the color, contour, and size of the teeth perfectly, which helps to create a highly accurate digital impression. Computer-Aided Drawing/Machining (CAD/CAM) meticulously carves out the restoration from a block of ceramic within a few minutes. All of this is done within our dental practice, making it quite convenient for the patients.
Dental crowns, veneers, and bridges would usually require multiple visits to the dentist’s practice to get them done conventionally. But, with same-day dentistry, the restorations can be completed in a single visit to our practice. The restorations would look so similar to your natural teeth that even you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the natural teeth and the ceramic restorations.
A missing tooth can not only hinder your oral functionality but also result in a displeasing smile. Patients with missing teeth may find it too embarrassing to talk, laugh, or smile, fearing their missing teeth would be visible. One of the best ways to restore a missing natural tooth is by using a dental implant. According to dentists from all around the world, a dental implant is the closest alternative to a missing tooth, as it is composed of a metal implant stud and a visible ceramic crown. These components replace both the tooth root and the crown. Implants are known to be highly stable, durable, long-lasting, and can be customized to a great extent to mimic the exact appearance of the natural teeth.
You may not have a naturally pleasing smile that attracts a lot of compliments, but you can definitely get one, thanks to cosmetic dentistry. At our dental practice, we emphasize on treating each patient’s conditions according to their individual needs. Oral restorations are fabricated according to the color, texture, contour, and size of one’s teeth, thereby keeping them indistinguishable. All our treatment procedures will be personalized to cater to each patient’s needs, which is why our dental practice is one of the most sought-after ones in Oceanside, CA.
Please feel free to reach out to us on-call 760-529-5339 or schedule an online appointment, and we’ll be happy to guide you further.
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