CEREC One-Visit Dental Crowns – Waupun & Beaver Dam, WI
One Visit Will Do It
If you have damaged or decayed teeth, you may be looking into what it would take to get crowns. Once you do this, you might be discouraged by the fact that it takes many dental visits to have the crowns put on. Let’s face it – visiting the dentist’s office probably isn’t your favorite thing to do. In fact, it's possible you might even be procrastinating your next dental appointment. However, what if we told you that we could give you all-ceramic, permanent crowns, veneers, or onlays in one visit? CEREC technology makes this goal a reality.
Is CEREC Right for Me?
CEREC stands for "Ceramic Reconstruction," and it’s a technological breakthrough created in 1980 to perform dental restorations in a single dental appointment. If you’ve been told you need a crown or veneer, you may be a perfect candidate for CEREC. You could also benefit from this procedure if you have old metallic restorations. Not only is this a time-saving method to restore teeth, but it’s also a healthier treatment alternative. Most dentists now use mercury-free ceramic materials that closely match the composition of your natural tooth structure. Once the material is bonded to your tooth, your tooth will be strengthened, which is definitely better for your oral health!
CEREC Helps Patients Smile Brighter
Every time that you break or chip a tooth, or when your teeth become stained or discolored, your smile suffers and so do you. Your smile makes a distinct impression on people, so make it the best it can be! While some dentists are "all talk" about their dental services, claiming that every procedure will be a “quick” process, we can actually "walk the walk" and complete your dental work in no time. We know your time is valuable, and so are your teeth. CEREC can be used for single or multiple tooth restoration in just one office visit.
CEREC Restorations are Simple, Easy & Exceptionally High in Quality
Multiple trips to the dentist are a thing of the past when it comes to CEREC. Get your crown, veneer, or onlays done in only one visit! We serve Beaver Dam, Waupun, Columbus, and the surrounding areas, so if you're around, feel free to come in for a consultation at Dentistry of Wisconsin. To make an appointment, call us today!
CEREC Crowns FAQs
It’s no secret that many dental procedures can take some time to complete. Receiving a traditional dental crown is one of the most notoriously drawn-out treatments, often taking several weeks to a month or longer. At Dentistry of Wisconsin, we can give our patients the fast experience of repairing their teeth with same-day CEREC crowns. To make sure you’re armed with the knowledge you need before this procedure begins, we’ve answered some of the CEREC-related questions that we get asked the most often.
How long will my CEREC appointment take?
Rather than taking the time out of your busy schedule to come in for multiple appointments, CEREC technology lets you receive your restoration in a single visit. The good news is that this appointment usually doesn’t take much longer than a typical checkup and cleaning. Most CEREC appointments take between an hour and a half to two hours. However, 30 to 45 minutes of this visit will be spent waiting for the restoration to be milled. During this time, you’re free to entertain yourself with reading material or personal electronics.
How long do CEREC crowns last?
Because CEREC crowns don’t take as long to make, many patients worry that the solution won’t be as durable. However, crowns made with this technology typically last just as long as crowns made in the conventional way. With the right maintenance, you can expect your crown to last anywhere from five to fifteen years.
How should I care for my CEREC crown?
As with many dental treatments, the lifespan of your CEREC crown will depend on how well you take care of it. Luckily, caring for a crowned tooth is not too different from caring for any other tooth. Here are some tips to make your crown last as long as possible:
- Floss at least once a day.
- Brush twice daily, paying careful attention to the area where the crown meets the gums to minimize bacterial buildup.
- If you habitually grind your teeth, consider asking us about a nightguard.
- Wear a mouthguard (preferably one that is custom-made by us) whenever you play sports.
- Go easy on extremely stick or hard foods, as they can break or dislodge the crown.
- Attend checkups and cleanings with us twice a year so we can spot problems early on.
How much do CEREC crowns cost?
Some patients may be concerned that a CEREC crown will cost quite a bit more than traditional crowns, but that’s not necessarily the case. Often, the cost of a CEREC crown is only a few hundred dollars higher than that of a conventional crown. When you factor in all of the time that you save, that’s truly a steal!
Crowns are usually considered a major restorative service, so most dental insurance plans will cover about 50% of the cost. At Dentistry of Wisconsin, we accept all private insurance plans and will help you maximize your benefits by submitting your claim forms on your behalf. We also offer affordable financing plans through CareCredit.