At Carlson Dental Group, we know your time is precious. When faced with a weakened tooth that needs to be repaired, the last thing you want to do is have to schedule multiple dental appointments as well as wait weeks to receive your finalized dental crown. Fortunately, with same-day CEREC dental crowns in Bartram Park, you don’t have to! Using state-of-the-art technology and an in-house milling unit, we can create your ideal restoration while you wait. In just one appointment, Dr. Carlson can treat your problem tooth, capture the necessary impressions and images, and have your natural-looking dental crown created and placed for beautiful results. Contact our office today to learn more about CEREC crowns and if you’re a qualified candidate.
CEREC technology is a particular suite of software that is used in our dental office that makes it possible for Dr. Carlson and his team to design, fabricate, and place porcelain dental crowns in only one visit. Unlike traditional dental crowns that require at least dental visits, CEREC provides a faster, more comfortable approach to restorative dentistry.
After thoroughly cleaning and removing decayed portions of your tooth, our team captures digital impressions of your weakened tooth using a handheld device. Once the impression is received, we will make any necessary adjustments on the screen before sending it off to the in-house milling unit. This unique piece of equipment will craft your customized dental crown out of a piece of 100% dental porcelain while you wait. Once it is ready, we will bond it into place over your tooth. Within 1-2 hours, you will have a repaired, fully restored smile that looks and feels completely natural.
Yes! Apart from the state-of-the-art dental technology and equipment used as part of the CEREC system, the crowns that are created in the milling unit are durable and made of high-grade porcelain. Offering a natural appearance once put into place, they are capable of withstanding the daily wear and tear that comes with speaking and eating. Also, CEREC crowns can last a decade or longer with proper care, so it’s imperative that you remain committed to a good oral hygiene routine as well as protecting your smile if you want to extend the lifespan of your restoration.
If you’re just too busy to wait for a traditional dental crown, you’ll find there are many great benefits to choosing a CEREC crown, some of which include:
If you need a dental crown, you can benefit from the best dentistry has to offer with CEREC in Jacksonville. Although CEREC technology provides exceptional benefits, it’s normal to have some concerns, but there isn’t any reason to worry. We will explain everything during your consultation. In the meantime, here are the answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions.
Yes, the rumor is true. You can get a high-quality restoration in one day. Your dentist in Jacksonville will use advanced technology to create a 3D image of your tooth, so you won’t have to wait for the traditional impression material to set. They will also use state-of-the-art software to craft your restoration. The information is sent to an in-office milling machine. You won’t have to wait for a dental lab because your crown will be ready in about an hour. You will walk out of your appointment with a high-quality, durable restoration.
Although CEREC crowns are completely metal-free, they are just as durable as the traditional method. On average, your crown will last for 10 to 15 years before needing to be replaced; however, various factors affect the lifespan of your restoration, like its location. The back teeth undergo more wear and tear than the front, so they may not last as long. You can get the most out of your restoration by committing to your oral hygiene at home and visiting your dentist regularly. Your dentist will advise you to skip anything that may damage your crown, like eating hard/sticky foods or using your teeth to open packages. If you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth, ask your dentist for a nightguard.
There is not a flat fee for a CEREC crown because every situation differs. After creating a treatment plan, we will provide you with a personalized estimate and review your payment options. We strive to keep a healthy, beautiful smile affordable for everyone. You will know exactly what you will have to pay before committing to anything.
Every insurance policy is unique, but most plans can be used to offset the amount you’ll have to pay out-of-pocket. Depending on your coverage, your benefits can cover up to 80% of the cost of certain steps of your treatment, like the consultation or any prep-work. A member of our team will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize your benefits.
CEREC crowns have over a 95% success rate after 9 years, but it’s not uncommon for them to last for decades with the right maintenance, like keeping your mouth clean. Brushing, flossing, and using a daily mouthwash will reduce oral bacteria. Visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup to reduce your risk of decay and infections that can cause your restoration to fail.