Same-day CEREC CAD/CAM Crowns

Same-Day CEREC CAD/CAM CROWNS

In just one office visit, you will have a fully completed, aesthetic and perfectly-fitting porcelain crown. Since your crown is designed and created in our office using CEREC CAD/CAM technology, there's no need for a temporary crown or a second visit! 

Got 2 hours? Get a crown!
CEREC CAD/CAM technology is the epitome of modern dentistry. In just 2 hours, you can have a same-day crown! It's utilizing digital technology to design and create a precise-fitting crown. CEREC CAD/CAM is less invasive and delivers a durable, natural-looking crowns in a snap. You can say goodbye to gooey uncomfortable impressions, rough and sensitive temporaries, and ill-fitting permanent crowns because CEREC CAD/CAM uses digital imaging so you can get a precise fit without all the mess.

No Temporary. No Second Visit. A Precise Fit
CEREC CAD/CAM crowns look better and are more durable than their traditional metal-porcelain counterparts. CEREC CAD/CAM crowns are metal-free and esthetic so all you see in the mirror is natural tooth color. They are an excellent alternative to metal-porcelain crowns.

About Crowns
A dental crown restores a tooth's shape, size, and strength. It fully encapsulates the visible portion of your tooth and is permanently bonded in place. With the proper home care and oral hygiene, the lifespan of a crown can range from 5 to 15 or more years.

When are Crowns Prescribed?
A crown may be prescribed by your dentist to:
* Restore and protect tooth that is worn, decayed, cracked or broken
* Protect and support a tooth after a very large filling or root canal treatment
* Cover a dental implant
* Hold a dental bridge or prosthetic device in place
* Improve your smile by covering a misshapen or severely discolored tooth

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Did you know…

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Studies show that having a healthy, beautiful smile boosts both our social and professional success.

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What to expect at your cosmetic consultation

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Candid Conversation

Your dentist will begin your consultation by asking how you truly feel about your smile. Are there issues or imperfections that make you feel self-conscious? What would you change? What are the parts you like and appreciate about your smile? Every detail helps your dentist craft the perfect cosmetic treatment plan for you.

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Thorough Exam

By conducting a comprehensive oral exam, your dentist will be able to identify any issues that may not make you a suitable candidate for a particular treatment. Since cosmetic dentistry should only be performed on healthy teeth, your dentist will let you know if any restorative work is required for your smile.

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Tailored Treatment Plan

After examining your mouth and discussing your problems and preferences, your dentist will then provide you with a recommended treatment plan.

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Explore Your Options

Your dentist will offer multiple different options to restore a smile, so you can choose the one that best suits your lifestyle, budget, and priorities.

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Scheduling & Payment

After you and your dentist have found the perfect cosmetic treatment plan, our friendly team will guide you through payment options and schedule your upcoming treatment appointments.

Cosmetic Treatment Options

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Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home! Take-home whitening kits provide more subtle, gradual results over the course of about a week.

We’ll start off by taking impressions of your teeth, using either dental putty or digital images with an intraoral scanner. These impressions will help us create a set of reusable custom whitening trays made just for you.

After the process is complete, we’ll provide you with your custom trays, whitening product, and instructions for proper use. Simply follow your dentist’s instructions, and you’ll get professional-grade results right in your own home.

Dental Bonding, Shaping & Contouring

Dental bonding uses a special tooth-colored dental resin that is applied directly to your tooth during treatment to match the shade of your smile. By carefully shaping and sculpting the resin, your dentist will correct the shape of your tooth and restore your smile’s overall look and functionality. Each tooth treatment takes only about 30-60 minutes, and the process is completely non-invasive.

Shaping & contouring is also called enameloplasty. This cosmetic process is often used alongside bonding. To shape and contour, a thin layer of enamel is removed from uneven, chipped, or pointy teeth to grant you a more even, appealing smile.

Veneers

Veneers are thin, tooth-colored porcelain shells that are attached to the front of teeth to treat small gaps between teeth, severe staining, misshapen or uneven teeth, and much more. Durable and long-lasting, veneers can completely transform your smile. Veneers are permanent and cannot be removed, because they require the removal of some of your natural enamel, which is an irreversible process.

Cosmetic Dental Makeovers

If you’re unsure if any of the aforementioned treatments are the right fit for you, or if you think you may need multiple treatments to restore your smile, ask your dentist about a cosmetic dental makeover.

A cosmetic dental makeover is a highly customized, multi-treatment plan that’s specifically tailored to treat all issues you may have with your smile. Because each patient is unique, all processes are a little different. All involve multiple cosmetic and restorative dental procedures. The goal for every patient is to have them feeling proud of their brand new smile after all procedures are complete.

Did you know…

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Soda is one of the leading causes for tooth decay and discoloration.

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Have questions about cosmetic dentistry? Explore our answers.

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What dental issues can cosmetic dentistry solve?

Whatever issue you’re facing that relates to the appearance of your teeth, cosmetic dentistry can solve. Teeth whitening treatments are used to whiten stained or yellowing teeth and can help you look younger. Misshapen and uneven teeth, or teeth with minor tooth damage can be repaired through bonding shaping, and contouring. Dental crowns are occasionally used for cosmetic purposes, too. Every issue mentioned can be fixed with veneers or Lumineers. These versatile cosmetic treatments can also correct gaps between teeth, more severe tooth staining, and slightly crooked or crowded teeth.

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Am I a good candidate for cosmetic dental treatments?

If your teeth and gums are healthy and you’re free of any major orthodontic issues, you may be a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry.

On the other hand, cosmetic treatment may not be the right fit for you if you struggle with oral health problems like gum disease or cavities, or if you have major issues with the alignment of your teeth or jaw. Restorative care or orthodontic treatment can resolve these problems before you decide to explore cosmetic dental treatment. In many cases, restorative care and orthodontics can give you a healthier and more beautiful smile.

Can I get more than one cosmetic dental procedure done at the same time?

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Absolutely! It’s common to have multiple cosmetic dental procedures done at the same time. Dental bonding and enameloplasty, for example, are often done in the same appointment. If you’re looking to find out if you can have multiple cosmetic procedures done at once, ask your dentist for more information.

Is cosmetic dentistry covered by dental insurance?

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Unfortunately, it is not common for cosmetic dentistry to be covered by dental insurance. Insurance providers often list cosmetic treatments as elective and unnecessary to the health of your smile. For most cosmetic cases, you will need to pay for treatment out-of-pocket. In some instances, your insurance may cover a small amount of costs for treatments like cosmetic crowns or veneers, but this is not common. If you’re looking for more details on your dental insurance coverage, contact your insurer. Be sure to also contact our practice to see if we can assist you with discounts or payment plans to help you cover treatment.

Did you know…

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In just one whitening session, your teeth can be lightened by up to 10 shades.

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