Same Day Dental Crowns, Bridges and Veneers.
Tired of waiting weeks for a dental crown? Wait no more. At Aqua Dental we offer the latest modern dental technology that allows you to receive dental crowns in a single visit.
CEREC is Computer Assisted Design and Computer Assisted Milling Technology also known as CAD/CAM. This new technology allows Dr. Quevedo to custom design dental crowns at the office while offering the best materials available on the market. You can forget about the old impression technique that involves messy material being placed in your mouth to capture your tooth anatomy. Also, no more temporary crowns that can break and cause gum inflammation. With CEREC technology all you need is one visit to receive dental crowns, dental bridge or veneers. At Aqua Dental we design your dental crowns in office with digital precision, allowing us to speed up treatment, reduce appointment visits, and eliminate possible outside dental laboratory error.
What to expect the day of my appointment?
After it has been determined by Dr. Quevedo that you are in need of a crown, bridge, or veneer, a digital impression will be taken of the tooth or teeth using a digital scanner. In contrast to old traditional impressions, this is done faster, more precise and in the absence of impression materials. Next, the computer will create a virtual 3D model of your teeth that can be manipulated to perfection. After this, Dr. Quevedo will prepare the teeth or tooth. Once designed, the information is sent virtually to a milling machine that will mill your porcelain crown, bridge, or veneer. Any customized glazing or staining is done at this point. The entire process takes about 2 hours from beginning to end.
Don’t wait anymore and call us to schedule your appointment. No more messy impressions or multiple dental visits. With CEREC we can fabricate stronger and very esthetic porcelain crowns.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap — these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth — and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
- Restore your smile
- Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
What Types of Dental Bridges Are Available?
There are three main types of dental bridges:
Traditional bridges involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic in between. Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge and are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
Cantilever bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth.
Maryland bonded bridges (also called a resin-bonded bridge or a Maryland bridge) are made of plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal framework. Metal wings on each side of the bridge are bonded to your existing teeth.
Sometimes called caps, crowns completely cover a tooth, restoring a normal shape and appearance.
Crowns can be made from metal, porcelain fused to metal, resin, or ceramic materials. Because crowns are costly, dentists usually suggest them only when other procedures can’t produce a pleasing result.
You may need a crown to:
- Cover a misshapen or discolored tooth
- Protect a weak tooth
- Restore a broken or worn tooth
- Cover a tooth with a large filling
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a tooth that’s had a root canal procedure
Permanent crowns can have a long life if you take good care of them.