CEREC Crowns

We are proud to offer our patients CEREC same day dental crowns – the latest in dental restoration technology.

Dental crowns improve the aesthetics and structure of a tooth that has been cracked or damaged by extensive decay. Also referred to as “dental caps,” crowns help to restore the tooth’s integrity, shape and alignment. Unlike traditional crowns, CEREC crowns can be placed in just one office visit at our Huntington practice. Call Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry today to schedule an appointment!

Same day CEREC crowns

One of the many benefits of a CEREC crown is that it feels, functions and looks just like a natural tooth. Huntington, Long Island cosmetic dentists Dr. Elliot and Dr. Nick may recommend CEREC crowns for a variety of reasons.

  • To improve the appearance of misshapen teeth
  • To repair a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy
  • To protect a weakened tooth from cracking or fracturing
  • To repair a tooth compromised by extensive decay
  • To correct gaps in the teeth
  • To attach a dental bridge or cover implant restorations

Unlike conventional dental crowns that entail several dental visits, CEREC technology allows our team to give you a brilliant smile in just one day! Long-term clinical studies have demonstrated the durability of CEREC crowns, which enjoy at 95.5 percent success rate after 10 years. Moreover, the process of getting a CEREC crown is designed for patient comfort.

What are CEREC crowns?

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Long Island dentistry is one of the few local practices that has in-house CEREC digital technology. This revolutionary system uses computer-aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) to fabricate a custom-made crown in a matter of minutes. Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot start by taking 3D images of your teeth, which are then used to make a digital model for the CEREC crown. The custom restoration is quickly milled from a solid ceramic block. The CEREC technology ensures the crown is perfectly shaded and formed to match the surrounding teeth and bite line.  Ceramic resin is stronger than porcelain and contains no metal, which makes this restoration a smart choice for patients who have allergies or are concerned about the health risks of amalgam.

 

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Same day CEREC crown process

In the past, patients would have to make two or even three dental visits to have a traditional crown placed. The most common materials used in dental crowns are metal, porcelain, ceramic, zirconia or porcelain fused to metal. The downside of traditional crowns, besides having to deal with messy impressions, is the wait and inconvenience. In most cases, it can take two or three weeks to complete the entire process.

By contrast, the CEREC crown process can be completed in as little as two hours from start to finish. This starts with your appointment at our Huntington Station practice where we take images of your teeth using a 3D intraoral scanner. This generates a digital impression that is processed by the CAD/CAM software. The CEREC machine then makes a digital tooth restoration which is the model used to create the ceramic crown. This final milling process takes less than 20 minutes.After your new crown is created, we ensure an exact shade match, then polish it up and bond it to your tooth.

The CEREC crown will fit over your tooth perfectly and match your natural teeth better than a lab-created traditional crown.

CEREC crown benefits

CEREC crowns are fast, painless and durable. These advanced restorations provide better aesthetics than traditional crowns and have high patient satisfaction rates.

Consider some of the benefits of CEREC crowns:

  • Completed in one office visit
  • No gooey impressions required
  • 17 shades to match your natural tooth color
  • Ceramic is durable and proven to last up to 15 years
  • CEREC restorations are metal-free
  • 3D imaging technology ensures a perfect fit
  • 98 percent patient satisfaction rate
  • No need for temporary crowns that can discolor or come loose
  • CEREC restoration is stronger than traditional crowns

Cost of CEREC crowns

While CEREC technology sounds very expensive, the cost is actually on par with a traditional lab-made dental crown. As always, we are pleased to extend flexible payment options for our patients, and review financing options that work with your budget. Keep in mind that many Long Island dental insurance plans will cover the cost of CEREC crowns. To find out more, reach out for a free consultation, so we can review your insurance plan in relation to our cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry services.

Same day crowns in South Huntington, Long Island

If you need a dental crown, contact Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry to learn more about the myriad advantages of CEREC technology.