Faster, Easier, and More Comfortable Dentistry with CEREC Same-day Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are preferable if you have severely damaged or decayed teeth. Rather than fill the tooth multiple times and weaken its integrity, a dental crown wraps over the entire tooth to restore its health and appearance. 

In many dental offices, getting a dental crown requires several dental appointments. But who has time for multiple dental visits in today’s demanding and bustling times? We understand you may not have the luxury of time when you want to restore your smile with dental crowns. Eagle Family Dental in Arlington, Washington, offers CEREC same-day dental crowns to repair your smile in one appointment. Single-appointment dental crowns mean no provisional crowns, no messy impressions, and no need for multiple visits.

CEREC Technology
Dr. Bryce Duskin explains the CEREC crowns procedure at Eagle Family Dental. After a thorough exam, our dentists will decide whether a crown can help you. If so, we will take impressions of your mouth and design your restorations using CAD software. These technologies enable us to prepare porcelain crowns in a single day, so you don’t have to wait until they are ready or wear temporary crowns. Dial (360) 322-1251 to learn more.

So the first thing that happens is one of our highly trained dentists, we’ll do an exam, see if you need a crown. Is a crown the best thing for your tooth or not? And if they’ve determined that crown or a CEC restoration is the best thing for your tooth, they’ll numb it up so that you’re super comfortable. They prep the tooth. Usually what the advantage of CEC is, we can be a lot more conservative, save a lot more of the good tooth. We just take away cavities or broken parts of a tooth, and then we shape it so that the porcelain will fit onto the tooth. After we shaped your tooth, we basically take a scanning wand in your mouth and we take a digital impression. It scans a 3D image of your teeth. Then we put that image of your teeth into our designing software. We use the CAD software to basically design your tooth customly for you and that one tooth. And the technology allows us to use a porcelain that is going to match the color and appearance of your natural tooth. After we’ve designed it, we send it to our milling unit. The milling unit then mills your crown to our specifications, and then we put it in the oven, and the oven heats the crown and makes it a little stronger. And then we put the crown into your mouth. So sometimes we just need to adjust in your mouth occasionally, just so it fits just perfect. But if we determine that everything looks great and feels great, then we glue it on your tooth. The advantage of CEREC is that we can do the crown in one day. So you just come in, have the crown done, and you’d leave with the permanent crown glued in there. You don’t have to worry about temporary crowns, you don’t have to worry about coming back. So that’s the huge advantage. And the dentists get to be a lot more conservative with the tooth preparation because a traditional crown, they cut down a lot more, a good tooth structure to make it work.

What are Same-day dental crowns?

Also known as CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic) crowns, same-day dental crowns deliver same-day dental repairs using advanced design and manufacturing technologies. CEREC crowns use computer-aided design (CAD) technology to design your restoration to your tooth’s exact specifications. An in-house milling machine enables the fabrication of your crown right here in our office. 

The process for CEREC same-day dental crowns

CEREC dental crowns are similar to traditional crowns but differ in the time taken. Traditional crowns require several appointments spanning several weeks to complete. CEREC crowns are completed in one day using the steps below.

  • Tooth preparation: After numbing your mouth, we remove any of the decayed portions and reshape your tooth to create space for your crown(s). 
  • Digital impressions: Using an intraoral scanner, we’ll take precise, 3D images of your tooth to design your crown. Unlike traditional crowns, digital impressions are more comfortable and accurate than manual impressions. 
  • Designing and creating your crown: Your digital scans are fed into the CAD machine that creates your customized crown. Once satisfied with the crown design, we send it to the milling machine that carves the crown out of a ceramic block. Then you will have about 30 mins to relax, possibly read a book or magazine or check your phone. Before you know it, your crown will be ready for placement.
  • Bonding your crown: Because of the accuracy of the CEREC technology, we’ll only make a few adjustments to your restoration. If you and your dentist are happy with the results, we use dental cement to bond the crown permanently to your teeth.

The process of traditional crowns can be long and unpleasant. With CEREC crowns, you can dodge the inconvenience of multiple appointments, messy molds, and temporary restorations. You’ll step into our office with a damaged tooth and walk out with a brand-new smile in less than two hours!

Real Patients – Real Results

CEREC Same Day Crowns - After Treatment Case 2
CEREC Same Day Crowns - After Treatment Case 2

It had been several years since this patient last saw the dentist. Like most, she disliked needing to carve out several days of her schedule in order to have work done, but was becoming frustrated with her teeth breaking down and food getting stuck in between them. Thanks to the CEREC technology, we were able to complete all of her required work in a single appointment.

CEREC Same Day Crowns - After Treatment Case 1
CEREC Same Day Crowns - After Treatment Case 1

This gentlemen presented with a cavity resulting from a leaky crack at the front of the mouth, accompanied by a worn-down, aging silver filling in need of replacement. In a single visit, we performed a same-day Cerec onlay. This innovative restoration method offers a unique advantage, preserving valuable tooth structure on both internal and external surfaces. By employing robust white porcelain, we not only reinforce the tooth but also prevent further damage, ensuring a durable and aesthetically pleasing outcome.

Save time and money with CEREC same-day dental crowns!

Gone are the days when you had to wait weeks to restore your smile. Thanks to CEREC technology, we can prepare, manufacture, and place dental crowns in a single appointment. Ready to get started with dental crowns? Please call (360) 322-1251 to schedule an appointment with Drs. Bryce Duskin, Arezoo Holdaway, Gavin McNelis, Ally Mueller, and the team. We are located at 20302 77th Ave NE, Arlington, WA 98223, but we serve new and existing patients from the surrounding locations of Marysville, Stanwood, Smokey Point, Camano Island, Granite Falls and Lake Stevens