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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!

Your Top-Rated Dentist in Encinitas, CA

"This is a fantastic Dentist, McElroy and the associates in the office are amazing. Our daughters enjoy every time they are here. Very good practice, highly suggested!!"

- Cody H.

"I would definitely recommend Smiles By Design dental office to anyone who is looking for a personable, honest, thorough, and professional dentist. Dr. McElroy and his staff make you feel so comfortable, you forget you are at the dentist!! Highly recommend!"

- Kelly C.

"Had my first appointment at McElroy smiles by design, and the staff was so friendly and informative. It was an enjoyable experience and I plan on going back in the future."

- Isaac W.

"Thanks to everyone in the office! Great service and very punctual. Dr.McElroy is a wonderful dentist, he is very professional and friendly. He does what it takes to do the job perfectly— even if it requires extra time. I needed a lot of work when I first came to the office, but now when its all done, I love the outcome and my new smile! I am stoked!!"

- Wera S.

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of McElroy Smiles. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

What To Expect On Your First Visit

Dr. McElroy is excited to provide you a $99 new patient special!


Discuss Your Goals With Dr. McElroy


Thorough Exam & Professional Cleaning


Digital X-Rays


Discuss Your Potential Treatment Options


Bonus: Free copy of Dr. McEroy’s Book