CEREC Crowns

Our CEREC machine allows us to design, fabricate, and cement your crown all within the same appointment!

CEREC Crowns2024-05-08T13:53:52+00:00

A CEREC crown procedure is an easy and efficient way to restore a tooth. You may need a crown if your tooth has a root canal, has been heavily restored, has hairline fractures, or for cosmetic preferences.

Previously, a crown would take weeks and 2-3 appointments to complete. This would involve a series of impressions and the creation of a temporary while we wait for the lab-fabricated crown. With this software, we can gather digital photos to create the perfect fitting crown for our patients. No temporary crown needed!

What to expect:

Procedure Length

To allow time for us to prepare the tooth, design, and mill the crown we like to tell our patients to be prepared for a 2- 3-hour appointment. However, this appointment does not require the patient to be present for the whole time. If by chance you cannot do a 2- 3-hour appointment, call the office and let us know. We can arrange the appointment to be 1.5 hours and you can come back to the office later that day or any other day you prefer for cementation.

Lifespan

Typically, a crown can last 5 – 8 years keeping in mind there are a lot of factors that vary from patient to patient for example, if you grind your teeth, medications, and more.

Insurance

Most dental insurance plans provide some coverage for full-coverage crowns. To ensure you are covered, contact our office and we can send a pre-determination to your insurance so you will know exactly what your policy covers before we start the process.

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FAQ related to service

When does a tooth need a crown?2024-05-07T23:00:26+00:00
  • When a tooth has a root canal
  • A tooth that has been heavily restored
  • When a tooth has hairline fractures
  • Broken or fractured teeth
  • Cosmetic preferences
Are Cerec crowns covered by insurance?2024-05-07T22:59:59+00:00

Most dental insurance plans provide some coverage for full-coverage crowns. To ensure you are covered, contact our office and we can send a pre-determination to your insurance so you will know exactly what your policy covers before we start the process.

How long does a crown last?2024-05-07T22:58:45+00:00

Typically, a crown can last 5 – 8 years keeping in mind there are a lot of factors that vary from patient to patient for example, grinding, medications, underlying medical conditions, tooth structure under the crown, condition of oral cavity, and more.

Do I need my previous molds or to take new impressions?2024-05-07T22:58:22+00:00

No impressions needed! Our CEREC primescan has an intraoral scanner that allows you to perform high-precision digital impressions of the patient’s teeth, without the use of traditional impressions.

How long is this procedure?2024-05-07T22:57:49+00:00

To allow time for us to prepare the tooth, design, and mill the crown we like to tell our patients to be prepared for a 2- 3-hour appointment. However, this appointment does not require the patient to be present for the whole time.

It takes approximately 1 hour to prep the existing tooth, 1 hour to design, mill, sinter, and polish the restoration and 30 minutes back for us to try in and cement the crown. Within that timeframe, there are 45 minutes to 1 hour where you can read a book or shop around the mall.

If by chance you cannot do a 2- 3-hour appointment, call the office and let us know. We can arrange the appointment to be 1.5 hours and you can come back to the office later that day or any other day you prefer for cementation.

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