CEREC Same-Day Crowns in Encinitas, CA
Restore The Appearance Of Your Tooth With A Dental Crown
If you have a cavity that has resulted in extensive tooth decay or chipped a tooth beyond repair, your tooth may require a dental crown. At McElroy Smiles By Design, our custom-made, all-ceramic crowns can do wonders for your smile.
If the natural tooth can be saved, most dentists will agree you are better off keeping it. Without it, your jaw will suffer damage and your neighboring teeth may shift out of place. With Dr. McElroy, there’s no need for going back and forth to appointments. You’ll be smiling again that very same day!
What is CEREC?
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic. The CEREC process involves manufacturing restorations in-office (or chairside) using advanced CEREC technology. CEREC allows our Encinitas, CA dentist to assess your teeth, discuss same-day crowns, and fit you with your new crowns in just one visit. You’ll leave our Encinitas office with renewed confidence in your smile!
Benefits of Same-day Crowns
- No temporary crown
- No second visits are required.
- No mess, no discomfort, no wait.
- No more gooey impression
Frequently Asked Questions
Does getting CEREC restorations hurt?
Before we begin the procedure, we’ll apply a local anesthetic and ensure it’s working properly before preparing your tooth. From there, Dr. McElroy will attach your restoration, so there should be no pain whatsoever.
How long do CEREC crowns last?
CEREC crowns have the same functionality and durability as traditional crowns and will typically last between 10 to 15 years. To increase the longevity of your dental crown, you’ll want to:
- Schedule biannual visits and cleanings at our Boca Raton office
- Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and rinse between meals
- Address any issues with teeth grinding
- Avoid using your teeth as tools
- Refrain from biting into hard objects and foods
How long do same-day crowns take?
Unlike traditional crowns that take at least two appointments lasting about 90 minutes each, CEREC same-day crowns only take one visit, lasting two to three hours. You’ll have some free time while the CEREC machine mills your new crown, so you may want to bring something to do. At the end of your appointment, you’ll leave our office with your new permanent crown.
Smile the Same Day with Dr. McElroy
Ready to see how you can get dental crowns and start smiling the very same day?Call 760-230-6638 to schedule an appointment and learn how dental crowns and other dental restorations can help you achieve your healthiest smile. Are you a new patient in the Encinitas, Solana Beach, Rancho, and Santa Fe, CA areas? If so, click here and take advantage of our $99 Dr. McElroy New Patient Dental Health Exam!