We live in the age of instant gratification.  We want instant responses to our texts, emails, and just about anything else.  Well, here at Lifetime Smiles, we take our technology seriously and have been providing our patients with one visit crowns in our Escondido, Ca dental office since 2008.

If you need a crown, this is how your appointment will go:

We numb you first via our cool computer delivered anesthetic system. Most people don’t even realize that they are getting numb while we are delivering the anesthetic.

We prepare the tooth for a crown, take a digital impression, design your crown on our CAD CAM computer, and send the custom design to a milling unit in our office wirelessly.  The milling unit takes a block of porcelain and cuts it into exactly what we designed on the computer.  This process usually takes about 15 minutes.  We then try the crown on, make minor adjustments, and then bake it in our porcelain crown oven.  Who knew we could bake at a dental office? Well it is not as delicious as cookies but it sure beats coming back for a second appointment, getting numb again and hoping that in the interim your temporary hasn’t come off at a most inconvenient time! Read more about crowns on our service page.

Some of our patients choose to watch a movie from our large selection of the latest block buster movies, listen to satellite radio through our head phones, or simply kick back and take a nap. I know that is hard to believe, but I have had many patients fall sleep on me.  We even leave the room, turn off the light, and hand our patients a blanket during the 20 minute oven time.  Some patients choose to catch up on their emails, etc.    Whatever you choose to do, we will make sure your final Cerec crown is beautiful, natural and a perfect shade and shape for your smiles.

If you live in North County or near the Escondido area, call us and come see for yourself how fun getting a crown can be!  Call us at 760-747-1811 and be sure to check out our new patient promotions.

Dr. Rabee McDonald

I am a 1995 graduate of the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine and completed my post-doctorate training at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center at Newark, New Jersey. I am proud to provide my patients with the best in dental technology, treatment options and patient comfort. I spend several weekends a year at the world renowned Spear Education center to keep up with best dentists in the world.