You don’t have to wait weeks for a natural-looking dental crown to restore a damaged tooth – not when you visit our world-class dental spa in Atlanta – it was built around providing the ultimate in comfort and treatments to match your busy lifestyle. CEREC® crowns from the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry beautifully restore broken or worn teeth in a single visit to our luxury clinic.

What Is a CEREC Crown?

Our Atlanta dental crowns (often called “caps”) cover and protect a tooth from the chewing surface to the gumline. It saves a tooth that is badly worn, decayed, or broken. CEREC is the acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. The crowns are all ceramic and made using CAD/CAM (computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing) dental technology – right in our office, the same day as your treatment.

Same Day CEREC Crowns in Atlanta

If you have tooth decay affecting two or more surfaces of a tooth, this all-ceramic technology can also be used to create a specialized dental filling (called a porcelain inlay) of the highest quality that lasts for years.

What are the Benefits of One-Visit Crowns?

Convenience: Our team of cosmetic dentists offer CEREC technology. Unlike traditional dental crowns in Atlanta, which require two visits, this allows her to craft a customized crown while you wait.

  • Comfort: Since the crown is placed the day the tooth is prepared, there is no need to wear a temporary crown between appointments. Temporary crowns may irritate the gums or the tooth, or as they are not cemented for the long term, you must watch what you eat until the final crown is placed.
  • Composition: CEREC crowns are metal free. They are made of high-quality ceramic and look completely natural. Unlike porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, a dark line from a metal foundation will never show at your gumline.
  • Precision: CAD/CAM technology uses 3-D digital images of your teeth produced by optically scanning your teeth. The computer then creates a dental restoration that precisely fits over your natural tooth and perfectly fits into your bite for maximum protection and comfort.

How Does Getting a One Day Crown Work?

The process is easy to experience, particularly as you will indulged and cared for throughout the process. The first step involves cleaning and preparing your natural tooth. Any decay or weak portions of the tooth will be removed. The size of your tooth will be reduced to ensure the crown correctly fits and is aligned with your bite for total comfort and function.

State-of-the-Art Technology

We use a handheld, intraoral camera to scan your teeth and take digital images. A digital model of your tooth is then used to create a dental crown for you. Our cosmetic dentist will select porcelain that matches the shade of your natural teeth. The porcelain block is placed in the CEREC milling machine right in our office.

Custom Crowns in a Day – While You Relax in Comfort

Using the digital model, the milling machine mills the porcelain block to craft a ceramic crown for your tooth. It only takes about 20 minutes for the custom crown to be created. You can rest in comfort in our luxurious custom leather chairs, watch TV, read, or get a massage while you wait. Our approach is to provide maximum comfort, from start to finish. Our cosmetic dentist will then check the crown to ensure proper fit and bite. Your CEREC crown will be polished and bonded to your natural tooth.

How Long Will an All-Ceramic Crown Last?

Treat your CEREC crown like a natural tooth. Floss daily and brush your teeth at least twice a day to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. If you’re diligent about oral hygiene, your crown can last ten to twenty years. Let us know if you clench or grind your teeth. The pressure from grinding or clenching can damage a crown. If you typically grind your teeth, we can offer suggestions to help preserve your crown – and your other teeth.

Interested in CEREC Crowns?

If you’re interested in protecting and restoring a tooth with a CEREC crown or need to have a crown placed in a single day due to a schedule or upcoming event, we are here to help. An examination will be the first step in determining whether a CEREC, same-day crown is the best cosmetic option for you. Call us to schedule an appointment or with our online form.

5 Things Dentists Might Not Tell You about CEREC Crowns

CEREC crowns are a great option for restoring broken or worn teeth in a single visit. They don’t require you to wear a temporary crown for two weeks while you wait for a lab to make the permanent crown. CEREC crowns look and function just like traditional lab-made crowns, so your restoration will look natural and last for many years. What should you know about these innovative crowns?

1. Cost of Same-Day Crowns Is Similar to Traditional Crowns

CEREC crowns are made in the office using a ceramic milling machine. Although the technology is costly, dentists who have it don’t have to pay a lab fee to make a same-day crown for you. Most dentists do so many restorations that the technology pays for itself. You won’t experience any significant costs for receiving faster care.

2. Anterior Teeth Are Challenging

Same-day restorations are great for a variety of circumstances. A solid block of tooth-colored material is automatically trimmed in the milling machine into the ideal shape and size for your crown. Your dentist will choose a shade that’s a good match for the adjacent teeth. However, it is difficult for most dentists to make same-day crowns look natural on front teeth. In many cases, a lab-made porcelain crown is better for anterior teeth. At the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, our accredited cosmetic dentists are highly skilled at providing lifelike crowns. Dr. King, Dr. Cooper, or Dr. Reeve will explain your options for a dental crown, as well as the results you can expect.

3. Special Skill Is Required

Although CEREC technology produces crowns quickly, a dentist still needs to have a solid understanding of the mechanics of the mouth and the artistry required to create a beautiful natural-looking smile. Because of this, it’s better to work with a cosmetic dentist who uses both CEREC crowns and traditional lab-made ones. At the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, our cosmetic dentists are highly skilled in the use of various types of crowns.

4. Longevity of Dental Crowns

If a skilled dentist provides your crown and you are diligent about home care and regular checkups, it can last 15 to 20 years or more. Most people find that their crowns last 7 to 15 years.

5. You Should Consider Whitening First

Restorations are made to match the shade of your teeth. Dental crowns are colorfast. So if you’ve been thinking about teeth whitening, it should be completed before the restorative work is done. The restoration will be made to match the bright shade of your newly whitened teeth.