CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns – Boise, ID

Repairing Teeth in Just One Visit

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If you have a severely damaged or decayed tooth, we might recommend a dental crown to restore its health and beauty—and while the traditional process for receiving a crown requires multiple visits, we’re pleased to offer a much quicker and more impressive alternative: CEREC same-day dental crowns in Boise! Keep reading to find out how these crowns and the process for crafting them differ, along with some of their unique benefits.

Why Choose Southwest Dental Arts for CEREC Same-Day Crowns?

  • Same-Day Dental Appointments Available
  • High-Quality Dental Materials Used
  • Fast & Precise Digital Impressions

What are CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns?

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Like a traditional dental crown, a CEREC same-day dental crown is a “cap” that is placed over a tooth that has sustained a fracture, is severely decayed, or has received root canal treatment and needs strength and stability. Of course, there is a key difference: CEREC same-day dental crowns don’t require multiple appointments. Instead, the entire treatment process can be completed at once – from taking meticulous impressions to securing your restoration in place.

The Process of Getting a CEREC Same-Day Dental Crown

The process of getting a CEREC crown differs in preparation; rather than relying on physical impressions, Dr. Helen Harless can take a scan of your mouth and construct a digital blueprint of your oral structure. This information is used by the CEREC machine to craft a precisely milled crown perfectly suited for your compromised tooth, in just a mere matter of minutes! Once it’s ready, we will make sure it fits as intended before bonding it to the top of the tooth—and that’s it!

The Benefits of CEREC Crowns vs. Traditional Crowns

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There are several benefits to choosing CEREC dental crowns over their traditional counterparts, including:

  • Convenience – You’ll only have to take time out of your schedule to set up one visit; traditional crowns generally take multiple visits with several weeks between them.
  • Digital impressions – By using computer technology to map out the inside of your mouth, patients won’t have to endure the notoriously gooey impression putty that’s been used in the past.
  • Lifelike results – These crowns resemble your natural teeth in terms of shape and color, and they are entirely metal-free.
  • Cost – Although it might seem like they’d be more expensive due to the technology used, the cost of CEREC dental crowns is actually comparable to traditional crowns!

If you would like to learn more about CEREC same-day dental crowns, or any of the other restorative dental services we offer, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment!


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How Long Does a CEREC Crown Last?

A CEREC crown typically lasts between 10 to 15 years, similar to a traditional crown. To maximize its lifespan, you should:

  • Avoid grinding or clenching your teeth
  • Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing regularly with an ADA-approved mouthwash
  • Schedule dental checkups and cleanings every six months

Following these practices can help ensure your CEREC crown stays in good shape for as long as possible!

Are CEREC Crowns as Good as Traditional Crowns?

In general, CEREC crowns are comparable to traditional crowns in quality. They can last a similar number of years, can withstand chewing forces equally well, and offer comparable aesthetics, or even better appearance.

However, traditional crowns with metal may provide stronger bonding, enhancing wear-resistance in some cases. Additionally, if a tooth is fractured below the gumline, a traditional crown may offer a better fit. Dr. Harless will provide guidance to help you choose the best option for your oral health needs.

Are CEREC Crowns Durable?

Absolutely! CEREC crowns are extremely durable, comparable to traditional dental crowns. They’re made from solid ceramic blocks and are quite resilient against daily wear and tear. Research confirms their durability when proper techniques are followed during fabrication, which we adhere to. To enhance the longevity of your crowns, follow these tips:

  • Refrain from chewing on hard objects like candy or ice
  • Avoid smoking, which can compromise dental health
  • Refrain from using teeth to open packages
  • Limit consumption of sugary foods and drinks
  • Maintain regular oral hygiene by brushing twice daily and flossing once a day

Does Getting a CEREC Crown Hurt?

No, getting a CEREC crown shouldn't cause significant discomfort. It typically feels similar to any other dental procedure, often with less discomfort. We’ll ensure you’re comfortable by numbing your mouth beforehand, effectively eliminating pain. Additionally, we may recommend over-the-counter painkillers for added comfort.

Our team understand that you may feel particularly anxious about dental procedures which is why we’ll do what we can to prioritize your comfort. Please communicate any concerns or needs you have during your appointment, and we'll accommodate them accordingly. Sedation dentistry options, such as laughing gas, are available if you experience dental sensitivity or anxiety, to help further ensure a comfortable experience.