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Same Day Crowns Specialist

Therese Murphy, DDS -  - Cosmetic & General Dentistry

Temecula Ridge Dentistry

Therese Murphy, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Temecula, CA

If you need a crown because of tooth decay, damage, or imperfections, don’t schedule two separate dental appointments when you don’t have to. At Temecula Ridge Dentistry in Temecula, California, board-certified dentist Therese Murphy, DDS, and her expert team offer CEREC® same-day crowns to save you time and money. At the first sign of a dental problem, book an appointment with Temecula Ridge Dentistry by phone or online today.

Same Day Crowns Q & A

What are same-day crowns?

Same-day CEREC® crowns are often made of porcelain. They are caps that fit over your natural teeth to restore their shape, overall appearance, structure, and function.

Same-day crowns at Temecula Ridge Dentistry use CEREC technology to digitally scan your teeth and create custom-made crowns right in the office. The procedure saves you time and a second trip to the dentist.

What are same-day crowns used for?

You might require same-day crowns if you have teeth that are:

  • Discolored
  • Decayed
  • Misshapen
  • Cracked
  • Chipped
  • Too small
  • Worn down
  • Weak
  • Gapped

CEREC same-day crowns look and feel like beautiful, natural teeth. Dr. Murphy and her team offer crowns after root canal therapy and with dental implant procedures. Crowns can also support dental bridges to replace missing teeth.

Is a same-day crown right for me?

To find out if you require a dental crown, Dr. Murphy reviews your medical and dental history. She evaluates your teeth and gums and uses X-rays to assess the type and severity of tooth decay or damage. For small cavities, the Temecula Ridge Dentistry team might suggest a porcelain filling, inlay, or onlay instead of a crown.

What happens during crown placement?

When you arrive at Temecula Ridge Dentistry for a CEREC same-day crown, you rest in a comfortable dental chair in a relaxing room. Dr. Murphy numbs the treatment area and removes any tooth decay. She digitally scans your teeth so CEREC technology can create a custom-made dental crown. 

When your crown is ready during the same appointment, she permanently bonds it to your tooth, where it can remain for a lifetime when cared for properly. There’s no downtime after getting a crown, so you can resume normal activities right away.

How should I care for a new crown?

To take care of a new crown and your natural teeth, make sure to:

  • Brush at least twice a day
  • Floss every day
  • Don’t chew on hard objects
  • Avoid opening packages with your teeth
  • Call Temecula Ridge Dentistry if your crown gets damaged or loose

Attend dental cleanings and exams with Dr. Murphy and her team every six months, or if you experience signs of an oral health problem.

Don’t let tooth decay or damage go untreated and lead to serious complications. Book an appointment with Temecula Ridge Dentistry by phone or online to find out if a same-day crown is right for you.