When To See a Cosmetic Dentist?

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If it’s more normal for you to hide your smile rather than show it off, it’s possible that you’ve already considered getting some cosmetic dental work. Rather than restorative dentistry, which is focused on restoring the function of teeth, cosmetic dentistry is focused on the aesthetics of your smile. So, when is it the right time to see a cosmetic dentist? If you relate to any of the following statements, then we believe it’s worth scheduling a consultation with Dr. Tin at Villa Vista Dental.

I Want My Teeth To Be Whiter

Not everyone is born with pearly white teeth, and even if you were, there are plenty of foods and beverages that can lead to staining. A cosmetic dentist can help boost the brightness of your teeth with professional teeth whitening treatment. By going to a dentist rather than trying to whiten your teeth on your own, you’re ensuring that you’ll get a fully personalized treatment with professional-level results in a safe and supervised environment.

I Don’t Like the Size or Shape of My Teeth

Is one of your teeth noticeably longer or shorter than the other? Maybe there’s something else about the size or shape of your teeth that’s always bothered you. A cosmetic dentist can help with that! We use custom-made dental veneers, which are super-thin shells of porcelain, to adjust the appearance of your teeth. Dental crowns are another option available to correct misshapen teeth.

I Want To Fix the Alignment of My Teeth

Villa Vista Dentistry also offers several orthodontic options to correct the alignment of your teeth. We provide Six Month Smiles® and ClearCorrect® clear aligners. Our team can walk you through each treatment and help you decide what’s best for you.

I Want to Love the Look of My Teeth!

If you’re ready to see what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Villa Vista Dental. We provide a suite of cosmetic dental services at our practice in Elk Grove. Our experienced team would be more than happy to help you design your dream smile. We look forward to hearing from you!

Love the look of your smile!


Same Day Crowns vs. Regular Crowns

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Nowadays, the evolution of dental technology means that many restorative treatments are quicker and more comfortable than ever before. For example, our CEREC Omnicam system means that Dr. Tin can create and place dental crowns during the same visit. Don’t believe it? Read on to learn about same day crowns vs. regular crowns!

When Do We Use Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are a versatile restorative treatment for a variety of dental issues resulting from damage to your natural tooth. Crowns fit snugly over your natural tooth like a protective shield. Not only do they protect your tooth from further damage, but they also restore the look and function of your natural tooth. If cavities, cracks, or other issues have damaged your natural tooth, we commonly recommend a crown.

What Are the Benefits of Same Day Crowns?

Traditionally, regular dental crowns required multiple visits to the dentist’s office. During the first visit, our team would take an impression of your natural tooth, then send the results away to the lab. In the meantime, we fitted patients with a temporary crown while waiting on the customized crown from the lab. Now, our CEREC system eliminates the need for sending impressions to a lab off site! That means no waiting around with an uncomfortable temporary crown — your treatment is complete during the same day!

How Do Same-Day Crowns Work?

First, we use digital imaging software to construct a 3D model of your damaged tooth. Not only are digital images more accurate, they’re more comfortable than the messy impressions of the past. Once we construct a model for your dental crown, we send the specifications to our onsite milling unit for fabrication. After about 15 minutes, your crown will be ready. Then, we’ll place and polish your new crown. Once we check the crown for fit and comfort, you’ll be on your way!

Same Day Crowns in Elk Grove, CA

With our same-day dental crowns, Villa Vista Dental can offer quicker treatment than ever before. To ask our team any questions or schedule your next appointment, call our office today!

Getting a crown takes only one visit in Elk Grove, CA!


3 Advantages to Same-Day Crowns

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If you have a damaged or severely decayed tooth, dental crowns are a great way to preserve your natural tooth. The sooner you can repair it, the more likely you are to avoid more serious dental issues, lose the tooth, or have to deal with prolonged tooth pain and discomfort. That’s where CEREC® same-day crowns come in! Same-day crowns offer a wide array of benefits over traditional multi-visit crowns. After only one visit to our Elk Grove, CA office, we’ll have you back to enjoying a healthy, pain-free smile!

CEREC Advantages

No Temporary Crowns

With same-day crowns, we complete the entire crown process in a single visit. This means you don’t have to wear an ill-fitting, uncomfortable temporary crown while we have an off-site lab make your permanent one. You’ll leave our office with your final crown!

Quick, High-Tech Process

First, we prepare the tooth by removing a thin layer of enamel to make room for the crown. Then, we take a precise, digital impression of the tooth and design your custom crown using our advanced smile preview software. Once the design is complete, we’ll use our on-site milling unit to create your custom crown with high-quality ceramic.

Customized Fit

By crafting your crown on-site, we can easily adjust the fit and assess your bite to make sure your crown feels great! We take digital bite impressions and analyze the contours of your tooth to ensure your crown fits seamlessly over your tooth. We do everything we can so that when you leave our office, your same-day crown is just right.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you need a dental crown, Villa Vista Dental is here to help! Dr. Tin has undergone advanced training to provide CEREC crowns to the community. Contact us to book your crown consultation to see if same-day crowns are right for you!

CEREC same-day crowns are hassle-free!