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Same Day Crowns & Bridges

Crowns:

When you come to Pax Dental for crowns, you can count on the highest level of dental precision. Our doctors digitally scan the tooth that needs a crown, which provides the best 3D detail. 

For the doctors at Pax, crowns need to have strength and longevity, which is why we devote the utmost attention to detail on all of our dental work. Your crown will be secure, natural in appearance and structurally intact.

Crowns:

  • Can be color-matched to your existing teeth

  • Are made from the highest quality materials

  • Can update aging fillings and caps and renew your smile

Bridges:

A dental bridge is one of many options to replace teeth. The doctors at our renowned Lexington Park dental center make beautiful and functional bridges, which look completely natural! We put exacting details into every restoration so you feel confident in your smile. Your bridge will also bring back the integrity of your bite, so you can eat with comfort.

You should discuss your case with our dentists to discover the best course for replacing your tooth. While dental implants are a phenomenon in the dental industry, bridges may be favorable in certain situations.

Bridges are secured by crowns on neighboring teeth. They remain above the gum line, and the force they withstand gets distributed along the bridge and its supporting crowns. Bridges are especially effective if the surrounding teeth need crowns. In that case, the entire bridge and crown restoration brings strength and function back to those teeth.

Same Day Milling:

When your dentist determines that a dental crown is the best course of action, your procedure may be completed in as little as one visit, thanks to new CAD/CAM technology, CEREC.

The same day milling system uses a cutting edge scanning device, which creates a computerized image of your existing tooth and allows our dentist to custom-create your new crown right in the office.. Once the replacement tooth structure is perfected, it is sent to the on-site milling machine, which creates your new dental crown while you wait comfortably. The dentist will check the new piece thoroughly for shape, color, and fit, before bonding it to your existing tooth.

While in the past, the process of having a new crown applied would involve at least two visits and the application of a temporary crown, Pax Dental is proud to have invested in the latest technology to allow your time in the office to be considerably shorter and more comfortable with same-day crowns.

CEREC®:

The biggest difference between CEREC® dental crowns and those that are sent off to a dental lab for creation is the time it takes for the restoration to be produced. CEREC® crowns can be made right here at the office in a single appointment.With CEREC®, it is scanned accurately within a tenth of a millimeter and then the crown is milled in less than five minutes. The crown oftentimes needs no adjustments and is placed the same day. This is especially beneficial for multiple crowns as the computer will design everything as ideal as possible, given the patient’s bite and current dentition.

How many teeth can be replaced by a bridge?

Our dental bridges often replace 2-4 teeth, and sometimes even more. The exact number of teeth in a bridge really depends on the number of teeth you have left in your mouth. You need supporting teeth on either side of a gap to hold replacement teeth in place with a crown.

Are dental bridges permanent?

Dental bridges are durable and with proper care can last up to 15 years! However, dental bridges are not considered permanent. It’s likely you’ll need to replace it with a new appliance at some point in your life.

What does it feel like getting a dental crown?

Getting a crown is not a painful experience. Plus, when properly crafted and placed, you won’t even notice the crown in your mouth!