Preserving the natural look, feel and function of your smile is important to us. We use strong color matched dental crowns to create custom, healthy results for our patients.
Dental crowns function as a way to cover or “cap” a tooth that has been broken, damaged, misshapen or discolored, improving the tooth’s overall strength and returning it to its natural look and function. Crowns may even be used with dental implants or a dental bridge to restore a smile that has lost one or more teeth, or to preserve a tooth after a root canal. In some cases where a hairline crack has formed in a previously filled tooth, a dental crown can seal the tooth to preserve its natural appearance and function.
Dental crowns offer many benefits, including their tooth-colored appearance and natural resistance to stains and cavities. Dental crowns that are made of porcelain feature high durability and allow patients to return to their regular chewing, biting and speaking habits. With proper care, dental crowns can last anywhere from 5-15 years or longer. At New Image Dental we are proud to provide the latest in crown technology with CEREC same-day crowns. Drs. Scott and Leslie have been incorporating CEREC technology in their San Diego practice for over 15 years! Dr. Scott is currently a highly sought after trainer/lecturer in the utilization of CEREC and 3D Dental technology.
At New Image Dental we always utilize the best materials and methods in modern patient care and are one of the leading teams in the CEREC industry. To prepare a new dental crown, we use a process of intraoral scanning with our Omnicam to show you what your tooth currently looks like. Based on this image, the CEREC system will allow us to virtually design and mill your dental crown. The dental crown will then be custom designed for its ideal shape and color, to fit seamlessly within your existing bite. Rather than waiting on a lab to create your crown, the fabrication of your uniquely customized dental crown only takes between 20 to 30 minutes in-office. And instead of waiting weeks or days for a second appointment and having to be numbed again, we can cement your finished crown in the same day of treatment.
As pioneers in the community Dr. Leslie and Dr. Scott Strommer co-founded an organization to inspire CEREC dentists to utilize technology to improve access to dental care within their community through service and contribution. They have founded Dentistry for Humanity and their project “Crown our Community” has raised over $65,000. They partner with the sdCEREC Study Club and it’s members to raise money for the dental clinic in Veteran’s Village San Diego.
Dr. Leslie and Dr. Scott Strommer have been practicing dentistry since they received their Doctor of Dental Surgery from UCLA in 1991. A strong tie and love for San Diego made them decide to start their family dentistry here. These San Diego dentists and their team do their best to provide the best care to their patients so they have a lifetime of dental health with minimal treatments. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule your appointment in Mission Valley contact us at (619) 457-6803.
Our state-of-the-art CEREC and CAD/CAM technologies work together to custom design and mill your replacement tooth or teeth in as short as one appointment. Say goodbye to scheduling multiple trips to the dentist or waiting on outsourced labs to respond. At New Image Dental we turn around the traditional lengthy process of waiting on dental labs by milling your dental crown in-office using advanced CEREC technology, saving you time and keeping your custom dental restorations in the caring hands of our staff. We are also proud to be specially trained and certified in using and teaching CEREC technology across the nation!
If you have lost one or more teeth from age, decay or a dental injury, dental implants are considered a highly accurate form of tooth replacement that secures a dental crown (or replacement tooth) permanently into the mouth. Once they are placed dental implants help preserve the bone density in your jaw after tooth loss and even out the pressure placed on remaining teeth. Because they look and feel natural and don’t require removal for cleaning, they are a popular form of restorative dentistry for patients who might forget they’re not regular teeth!