CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns – Kent, WA

Restoring Smiles in One Easy Visit

Woman with flawless smilea after CEREC same day dental crowns

Dental crowns have always been a safe and reliable way to restore a decayed or damaged smile. When a tooth becomes too weak, it’s necessary to have some level of protection surrounding it to ensure it stays intact. While a traditional dental crown requires that you see Dr. Dhaliwal for two separate visits, you can now save time and money by opting for CEREC same-day dental crowns in Kent, WA. Using advanced dental technology, we are now able to clean and restore your smile in just one easy visit! This new method of restorative dentistry is so popular that Dr. Dhaliwal is offering a free CT scan for dentistry patients who wish to use CEREC dental crowns to restore their smile. Plus, you can receive $50 off same-day dental crowns with a free consultation! If you’re ready to get started, contact our dental office today to schedule your appointment!

Who is a Good Candidate for CEREC?

Woman in dental chair smiling

If you’re wondering whether you are a good candidate for CEREC dental crowns or not, there are a few ways you can tell even before coming in for a consultation:

  • Your natural tooth must be sturdy enough for a crown
  • You have decay or damage to a tooth that requires added protection
  • You have a stained tooth that is keeping you from maintaining your appearance

You’ll need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dhaliwal to determine if you are, indeed, a qualified candidate. He will need to examine your smile and check to make sure there are no additional or underlying problems that exist.

Benefits of CEREC

CEREC in office milling unit crafting dental restoration

Having added protection placed over a weakened tooth will make anyone feel a bit more confident and comfortable with their smile, but the added benefits provided by CEREC make it an even more reliable and popular option. Some of what you can expect when choosing CEREC include:

  • No temporaries needed: Traditional dental crowns require that you wear a temporary between your first and second appointment. The reason is that crowns can take time to create when being crafted by dental lab technicians. By using CEREC technology, there’s no need for a temporary because it’s created and placed in-house during your first appointment.
  • No messy impressions: Forget cold, messy dental putty. Dr. Dhaliwal will take digital impressions of your tooth after preparing it. With advanced dental imaging, we can quickly scan your mouth and produce images that allow us to see in-depth details of your mouth.
  • No second appointment: CEREC crowns are created in just one day, so there are no follow-up appointments necessary. The only time you’ll spend is in the dentist’s chair having your tooth cleaned and waiting for your custom crown to be crafted. Everything is completed in-house, in one visit.

How Does CEREC Work?

Dentist and dental patient looking at CEREC dental restoration design software

CEREC makes it possible to offer a more convenient way for patients to achieve dramatic results in less time. Once your dentist has cleaned and prepared your tooth by altering it in a way that will allow the crown to comfortably fit over your natural tooth, he will take digital impressions of your mouth. These images will be transferred to a computer with CAD/CAM software. This will allow Dr. Dhaliwal to set certain specifications for your custom-made prosthetic.

Once he is satisfied with the image, it will be sent to an in-house milling machine. A small piece of all-ceramic material will be placed within the unit and within one hour, you will have a custom-made dental restoration that looks and feels completely natural once it is securely in place.

CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns Frequently Asked Questions

At Complete Dental Care, we want to ensure our patients have the most comfortable, efficient care possible. That’s why Dr. Dhaliwal keeps up with the latest technological advancements in the field of dentistry and now offers CEREC same-day dental crowns in Kent. Before you go through with this treatment, though, you may be curious about some of the details. For that reason, we’ve included the answers to a handful of frequently asked questions about CEREC dental crowns below.

What Does CEREC Stand For?

The acronym CEREC can actually stand for two things: Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics or, more simply, CEramic REConstruction. Both of these terms mean that we can create dental crowns and other restorations right here in our dental office without having to communicate with an outside dental lab, saving you valuable time.

Are CEREC Same-Day Crowns Expensive?

Believe it or not, CEREC same-day crowns actually aren’t that much more expensive than traditional crowns. They usually only cost a few hundred dollars more at most. When you factor that in with the time you save by not having to get a temporary made and schedule a second appointment, CEREC crowns are truly a steal!

Your dental insurance may mitigate the cost of your CEREC crown. Dental crowns are often considered a major restorative treatment, which most insurance providers cover at around 50%. Our dental office can help you navigate the details of your coverage. If you need extra assistance funding your procedure, we can also help you sign up for a CareCredit payment plan. These plans break up the cost of your treatment into reasonable monthly installments with little to no interest.

Does It Hurt to Get a CEREC Crown?

Placing any type of dental crown requires the alteration of your tooth. In most cases, this involves removing a small section of enamel to create room for the restoration. Before this step in the process, your dentist in Kent will numb that section of your mouth to ensure you don’t feel any discomfort. You may experience some minor soreness or sensitivity for a few days after having your crown placed, but this should only be temporary.

How Long Do CEREC Crowns Last?

One might think that because CEREC crowns are made so quickly, that they are not as durable as traditional crowns. That is not actually the case. Both CEREC and traditional crowns normally last between 10 and 15 years. If you take good care of your crown, you may extend its lifespan even beyond that.

Do CEREC Crowns Require Any Special Care?

In general, dental crowns can be maintained in the same way you would maintain any other tooth. Brush and floss every day, and pay close attention to the area where your crown meets your gums to prevent plaque from building up there. Avoid chewing anything particularly hard or sticky, as it could break, loosen, or even dislodge the crown. Lastly, wear a protective nightguard if you have a habit of grinding your teeth while you sleep.