Most adults don’t think about what they would do if they needed an immediate tooth restoration. In fact, many adults don’t think about the dentist at all unless it’s time for a checkup or if they have a dental problem. However, when patients do have a dental issue, they want it fixed, and they want it fixed quickly. Dr. Richard Higgs of Aquila Dental in Chandler, AZ, has been helping patients keep their mouths happy and healthy for many years. Now, with same-day dental crowns, Dr. Higgs can offer a faster tooth restoration option.
A dental crown is a tooth restoration that is used when a tooth is broken or badly decayed. It covers the top of the tooth, providing stability and preventing further damage to the tooth. A dental crown may be needed if a tooth is broken—due to an accident, biting into a hard object or if a tooth has decayed past the point where a filling will no longer hold.
In many cases, receiving a dental crown requires two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the tooth is examined and, if a crown is required, impressions will be taken. The dentist then sends his measurements and specifications for color to a dental lab where the crown is created.
Meanwhile, a temporary crown will be placed over the damaged tooth. Once the lab completes the dental crown, the patient returns to the office, where it is bonded to the tooth and shaped for a proper fit.
Same-day crowns, however, are created in the office so that the patient only has to schedule one appointment. The CEREC technology creates a porcelain crown while the patient is being prepared for the procedure.
Same-day dental crowns offer several advantages for patients:
Same-day dental crowns are an efficient and effective dental treatment. At Aquila Dental, patients are treated with the care and respect they deserve. For more information about CEREC crowns, our dental restoration services, or to schedule an appointment, call the Aquila Dental office today at (480) 812-2800.
Richard Higgs, DDS and his friendly team look forward to ensure the wellbeing of patients in Chandler, Arizona, and the surrounding Maricopa County community.
Dr. Richard Higgs completed his undergraduate degree at Indiana University in Indianapolis and is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Dentistry.
He attended The Pacific Aesthetic Continuum in Alameda, California, one of the world’s leading institutions for hands-on cosmetic dentistry education.
Dr. Richard Higgs has been awarded 2020 Top Dentists by Phoenix Magazine, 2020 Top Three Best Cosmetic Dentists in Chandler, and Ocotillo Friends Preferred Business.
Dr. Keya Boykin-Miller enjoys being a dentist and having the ability to make a difference in the lives of others.
She graduated with a B.S in Biology from Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina and received her DMD degree from the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia. After working at the National Health Service Corp in Philadelphia, she served offices in the Chester and Lancaster Counties in Pennsylvania. Dr. Boykin-Miller is a member of the American Dental Association and Arizona Dental Association.