CEREC® One-Day Crowns Specialist

Garden Oaks Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentists located in Denton, TX

With your busy schedule, it’s often difficult to commit to dental procedures that take more than one appointment to complete. At Garden Oaks Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Denton, Texas, you don’t need to worry about the time it takes to create a custom crown to protect your tooth. Instead, Patrick Ruehle, DDS, uses CEREC® one-day crowns to give you a customized crown the same day as your only appointment. If you live in Denton, Corinth, Argyle, Robson Ranch, Bartonville, Lantana, Lake Dallas, Shady Shores, Highland Village, Justin, Ponder, Sanger and Krum, Texas, call the office for CEREC crowns today.

CEREC® One-Day Crowns

What are CEREC one-day crowns?

CEREC one-day crowns are very strong ceramic dental crowns that you can get in just one appointment: You don’t need to wait weeks or months to get a custom-made protective crown for your tooth. 

There are several types of material they use to provide more strength than natural teeth for those that grind and clench. 

There are materials they use for anterior/front teeth that are more translucent like most people’s natural teeth. Your doctor will work with you and your needs to get the true customization that works best for you 

Dr. Ruehle computer-designs your crown while you watch, then sends it to the milling machine. The team then stains and glazes that so it exactly matches your adjacent teeth, then places that crown. You go home with your restoration complete and save that second appointment time for work or play. 

CEREC crowns are made of durable ceramic and look like your natural teeth. Your new crown will last for years, often longer than traditional crowns, as long as you take good care of it.

What are the advantages of CEREC one-day crowns?

CEREC one-day crowns are perfect for the busy individual with an imperfect smile or teeth that need to be restored. They have an advantage over traditional crowns because:

  • They are custom made to match the shape and color of your existing teeth or that ideal smile you would like created 
  • They don’t take long to make
  • The digital impressions used are more accurate than traditional kinds
  • You need to make only one appointment to get them
  • They’re more cost-effective
  • They are stronger and just as translucent as your natural teeth.   
  • You don’t need to have an uncomfortable tooth impression with putty
  • Your tooth won’t be at risk while you wear a weak temporary crown
  • You can use them as you would your natural teeth

While you can get traditional crowns that are also made of ceramic, CEREC crowns take just a few minutes to make with computer technology instead of weeks or months with traditional methods.

What can I expect at my appointment for CEREC one-day crowns?

When you first arrive at Garden Oaks Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, your provider cleans and prepares your tooth before using an intra-oral camera to take images of the inside of your mouth. 

The camera is tiny and fits comfortably in your mouth, and it replaces the mouthful of impression material traditional methods need. 

Next, using a computer, your dentist creates a digital image of your tooth that is used to make the crown. This technology is dubbed computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). 

Your dentist makes adjustments to the design to make sure its indentations and ridges are true to your tooth’s original shape and fit work properly with the adjacent teeth. 

Then, a milling machine cuts the shape of your crown from a block of ceramic in just a few minutes. Finally, your dentist attaches the crown to your tooth with a durable glue.

If you need extra protection and structure for your tooth but don’t have time to wait for a traditional crown, call Garden Oaks Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to get a CEREC one-day crown and leave your appointment with a durable new tooth that looks gorgeous.