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August 16, 2016

Gresham Dentist Discusses Same Day Crowns Part V, Materials Used

Filed under: Cold Sores,Cosmetic Dentistry,crowns in one day,same day crowns — drchambers @ 2:42 pm

The most common material used is made of porcelain and called emax. This is the same material that my lab had been using on the crowns I sent them to make since 2007. Because I had good results with emax before, I was confident in the strength and aesthetic appearance of the crowns I would be making when I started making crowns in one day. Sometimes I also use a material called enamic. It has a porcelain core infused with resin that has some advantages in certain situations.

If you need a crown please give me a call at 503 665 9737                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Harry D Chambers DDS

June 7, 2016

Gresham Dentist Discusses Same Day Crowns Part IV, Advantages

As the patient your visit is usually a little longer. But you don’t have to wear a temporary for one to two weeks. And you don’t have to come back for a second visit which saves you from having to get numb again.

If you need a crown please give me a call at 503 665 9737

Harry D Chambers DDS

May 22, 2016

Gresham Dentist Discusses Same Day Crowns Part III, How it Works

Filed under: Cerec Crowns,crowns in one day,One day crowns,same day crowns — drchambers @ 9:27 am

As a dentist I prepare the tooth like I always have. However instead of taking an impression of the tooth and then placing a temporary on it, I take digital pictures of the prepared tooth.  Then on a computer I design the new crown. The computer then sends directions to a milling machine which mills out your new crown here in the office.  It is then bonded to your tooth and you are done.

If you need a crown please give me a call at 503 665 9737                                                                            Harry D Chambers DDS

April 6, 2016

Gresham Dentist Discusses Same Day Crowns Part II, History

Filed under: Cerec Crowns,crowns in one day,same day crowns — drchambers @ 9:16 pm

In my practice over 95% of the crowns I do are in one visit. I use the equipment made by a company called Cerec. They introduced the idea over 30 years ago.  I remember going to a seminar in the 80’s about their system and thinking that they had a great idea.  But what they showed me needed a lot of work. Well they have improved their product and four years ago I bought their equipment. It is really neat and I can get a better fitting crown with this system than my lab can make.

If you need a crown please give me a call at 503 665 9737                                                                            Harry D Chambers DDS

March 23, 2016

Gresham Dentist Discusses Same Day Crowns Part I

Filed under: Cerec Crowns,crowns in one day,same day crowns — drchambers @ 8:31 pm

You may have noticed some adds on TV about same day crowns and bridges. I have been doing these for over four years with my patients and will be sharing with you about these one visit crowns.

If you need a crown please give me a call at 503 665 9737                                                                             Harry D Chambers DDS

February 9, 2015

Gresham Dentists Discusses Same Day Crowns

Filed under: same day crowns — drchambers @ 12:58 pm

Many of you have never had a crown placed on a tooth and I hope you’ll never need one. But they are usually placed on teeth that have had Root Canals, teeth that have lots of decay or are cracked.

In school and until two years ago I would shape the tooth, take an impression of it and then put a temporary on it.The patient would then come back in about two weeks. I’d then remove the temporary and cement the crown on the prepared tooth.

Now most of the time instead of taking an impression I take a digital picture of the prepared tooth.  Then I design the patients crown on a computer which then sends instructions to my milling machine. It usually takes about 10 to 15 minutes to mill the crown out of a block of porcelain. Many times we are then ready to cement it. However, sometimes in order to get perfect aesthetics we need to stain and shade the tooth before firing it in an oven.

By doing crowns in this manor you only have to get numb once and do not have to take the time to come to the office twice.



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Harry Chambers, DDS  •  21825 SE 218th Ave., Suite A, Gresham, OR 97030  •  (503) 665-9737
21825 SE Stark St., Suite A, Gresham, OR 97030 USA
Dr. Harry Chambers Harry Chambers, DDS is the dental office of Dr. Harry Chambers and is located in Gresham OR offering family and cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. (503) 665-9737 care@harrychambersdds.com