OXNARD, Calif., June 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Esthetic Smiles in Oxnard, CA announced that the family dentistry practice provides same day crown service. This means that dental patients can be fitted for and receive their crowns all in the same visit. This streamlined dental procedure reduces the time required for cosmetic and implant procedures while delivering a precise fit that matches a patient's existing teeth. Same day family dentistry eliminates the need to wear a temporary restoration or schedule return visits for multiple fittings.
Oxnard dentist Dr. John Abajian announced that his practice, Esthetic Smiles, offers same day crown service. Dr. Abajian uses computerized technology to create a virtual restoration and precisely mill this restoration in-house. "Porcelain dental crowns are a long-term solution that corrects broken or fractured teeth," said Dr. Abajian. "They match the size and shape of existing teeth for a natural, long-lasting and beautiful smile."
Getting a new crown used to require multiple dental visits, multiple shots of anesthesia, and a significant amount of patience and time commitment from patients. Now, the crown can be created and fitted in one short visit. "Conventional methods for placing dental crowns require multiple appointments," said Dr. Abajian. "Dentists may first make an impression and then create a permanent restoration from this impression. Patients may need to wear a temporary restoration for up to four weeks."
According to Dr. Abajian, a delay in crown application can lead to additional problems. Same day dentistry helps to avoid this. "A lot can happen to a patient's teeth, including shifts in position and the development of tooth sensitivities," said Dr. Abajian. "This means that even with a precise restoration, conventional methods required patients to sometimes endure multiple rounds of impressions before the correct crown could be achieved."
First, the tooth is prepped and sprayed with titanium oxide. This creates visual contrast. The dentist will then use a tiny TV camera to take a series of three dimension pictures of the tooth. A computer combines these detailed images. It also evaluates a patient's bite record to understand how the teeth will fit together. Using this information, the computer designs the crown.
Dr. Abajian evaluates the design to ensure proper bite and fit. Once Dr. Abajian confirms the crown's specifications; the computer will send plans to the machine for cutting. A fully customized crown can be cut in approximately 15 minutes.
According to Dr. Abajian, the cost for same-day crowns is equivalent to traditional crowns. "We work closely with a patient's insurance company to ensure that every patient receives affordable care," said Dr. Abajian.
According to the dentist, same-day crown service is safe for many patients. It delivers the same high level of quality and esthetics in a single visit.
In addition to dental crowns, the family dentistry practice also provides porcelain veneers, dental implants and cosmetic dental procedures. Oxnard patients may visit http://myestheticsmile.com to learn more.
CONTACT: Esthetic Smiles 888-667-5235