Dear Valued Patient of D&P Dentistry, 


We are happy to report that we are able to start the process of a soft reopening as of May 11th.  However, there will be many policy changes made within the office that will be utilized at least for the first several weeks of as we adapt to these uncertain times.  We will be seeing patients at half capacity in order to practice optimum infection control, social distancing and also to control the burn rate of our personal protective equipment as it will still not be readily available in the future. 


 If you have an upcoming appointment and plan to reschedule PLEASE call us asap! As we are continuing to work on the schedule and accommodate everyone. The following are important steps patients should be informed of...


1.  Please arrive promptly for you appointment, remain in your car and call the office at (352) 331-4626 when you arrive.  
2.  Please wear your face covering or mask in the office (pursuant to the state of Florida office of the governor executive order number 20-11 and Alachua County Commissioner. 
3. A staff member will meet you at your car where you will be screened. We will check your temperature and pulse ox and have you fill out a questionnaire.  
4. We will take you straight back to the treatment room for your procedure. 
5. We ask that anyone accompanying you remain in the car. 


  * Please bring a jacket or blanket if you normally get cold! The temperature will be down and we will be wearing added gear. 


While some things seem so different we hope you find comfort knowing that at we are taking all necessary steps to protect our patients and staff.  Under all the masks and face shields the same familiar faces you are used to seeing will be taking care of you! 
                           

Thank you for your support!

 D&P Dentistry Team
 

We will continue to provide updates as needed. 

Same Day Crowns

A same day crown can immediately restore the aesthetics and function of your smile if you have a tooth compromised by damage or decay. A same day crown serves the same purpose as a traditional crown. However, unlike a traditional restoration, which typically requires two visits to the office, a same day crown can be designed and crafted in a single appointment. Dental offices that provide same day crowns are equipped with advanced computer software, a 3-D digital scanning system, and an in-office milling unit. Crowns are typically crafted from medical-grade porcelain, which is shade-matched to blend beautifully with your smile.

What a Same Day Crown Looks Like

What a Same Day Crown Looks Like
A same day crown can be color-matched to blend seamlessly with your smile.

Candidates for Treatment

A dental crown covers the entire visible portion of a damaged tooth, adding strength and protection. This restoration can also conceal cosmetic imperfections. Your dentist may recommend a dental crown if you:

  • Have cracked teeth
  • Have chipped teeth or uneven edges
  • Have deep discoloration that does not respond to professional teeth whitening
  • Have misshapen or disproportionate teeth
  • Have severely decayed or damaged teeth
  • Have weakened or significantly worn teeth that require added support
  • Have an uneven bite as a result of teeth grinding and jaw clenching
  • Have undergone root canal therapy

It is important that the remaining tooth structure is sound and stable enough to support a restoration. Should the tooth be unsalvageable, your dentist may recommend extraction and an implant-supported crown.

Unlike a traditional restoration, which typically requires two visits to the office, a same day crown can be designed and crafted in a single appointment.

Same Day Crown Technology

Same day crown fabrication involves the use of CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) technology, such as CEREC®, to deliver a restoration in just one office visit. The accuracy of CAD/CAM technology can improve your overall dental experience, reduce costs, and provide stunning results.

The Treatment Process

If you are a candidate for a same day crown, your dentist can begin by preparing your tooth. This involves removing any damaged tissue, as well as a small amount of enamel, to create sufficient space for the crown. Although the area will be numb, you may elect to receive additional sedation if you are particularly nervous about treatment. After preparing your tooth, your dentist can capture 3-D images of your smile and then immediately upload them to a nearby computer.

Using specialized software, your dentist can create a virtual model of your crown, taking into account the measurements of your smile as well as the shade of your teeth. Once your dentist is satisfied with the overall design, an in-office milling unit can construct your crown from single block of porcelain. This process typically takes about one hour. Once your crown is ready, your dentist can check it against neighboring teeth to ensure it fits comfortably in your bite. If no modifications are needed, the crown will be bonded in place and polished to add the finishing touches.

Benefits of Same Day Restorations

With the advent of same day technology, dentists are able to provide more convenient and efficient care. In addition, patients can enjoy:

  • Immediate results: You can experience fully restored dental function and aesthetics in a single appointment.
  • Lower treatment costs: Same day crowns reduce the need for temporaries as well as multiple office visits, saving you time and money.
  • Realistic aesthetics: Porcelain is an incredibly lifelike material. It mimics the sheen and translucency of enamel. In addition, porcelain feels natural. The dentist will carefully select the shade of porcelain that matches your smile.
  • Increased precision: Digital technology ensures more predictable and accurate results.
  • More comfort: With 3-D imaging, you can avoid messy traditional impressions.

A same day crown can last as long as a traditional crown with the proper care.

Caring for Your Same Day Crown

To extend the longevity of your crown, you should:

  • Avoid biting your nails or chewing on hard objects, such as pen caps
  • Avoid using your teeth to open packages
  • Wear a mouthguard at night if you suffer from teeth grinding or jaw clenching
  • Maintain good oral hygiene, brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily

One of the most important things you can do for your teeth is to schedule biannual checkups at your dentist’s office. During these visits, your dentist can assess your teeth and gums, as well as identify and treat areas of concern. 

D&P Dentistry

The team of dental professionals at D&P Dentistry provides exceptional dental work and patient education to help you and your family achieve your best smiles. Our doctors are affiliated with:

  • American Dental Association
  • Alachua County Dental Association

To schedule an appointment at our Gainesville, FL, office, please contact us online or call (352) 331-4626.

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