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Top 6 FAQs About CEREC Dental Crowns

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So, you think you need a dental crown.

Maybe you’re reading on the internet that the process is scary.

The dental crown procedure often takes more than one trip to the dentist.

It also requires the dreaded impression-taking that usually ends up a little messy.

That is exactly why we’re thrilled to offer CEREC to our patients. This high-tech process… This text opens the Colgate CEREC page in a new tab … cuts your visit time in half and gives you reliable, gorgeous results.

And, we’re answering your top FAQs about CEREC below!

What is CEREC?

CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic) is an advanced imaging system that can whip up a crown for you in one day. Dental crowns are used to repair any damage to your tooth.

The crown protects your tooth from any further injury or decay.

How does CEREC work?

This same-day process can be completed in a few simple, high-tech steps:

  • First, you’ll have an exam, and your dentist will decide if you need a filling or a crown based on what your current healthy tooth structure looks like.
  • If you’re a candidate for CEREC, your dentist will take a 3D digital image of your tooth.
  • That image is what creates your custom restoration – no icky-tasting impressions.
  • Your color-matched restoration is bonded, and you’re on your way!

CEREC uses CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing).

The design of your new restoration is built by impressions made with computer software, taking the place of traditional U-shaped liquid impressions.

No mess. No time wasted. Watch our two-minute video about the CEREC process below.

How much does CEREC cost per tooth?

The national average for CEREC can run anywhere from $500-$1,500 per tooth based on what you’re starting with and what you’ll need. We suggest stopping in for an exact quote!

How long do CEREC crowns last?

You’ll be relieved to know that CEREC crowns last anywhere between 10 and 15 years! This crown is actually about as strong as your natural tooth.

CEREC is quicker than standard crown installation, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less effective.

Is CEREC worth the money?

With any medical or dental procedure, most patients are just looking for peace of mind that they won’t need to be back any time soon. Patients hope to walk away feeling worry-free.

With CEREC, there is no compromise on your peace of mind. Patients appreciate the speedy process and quality results.

Not to mention, investing in CEREC saves you money. Temporary crowns are often more costly because of needing multiple visits.

Are you ready to get this off your list sooner rather than later?

We hear you.

If you’re curious about being a CEREC candidate, stop in for a consultation with Dr. Rule. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Rule is highly trained and ready to help you meet your goals.

Find out if CEREC is right for you!

We’re happy to be serving Illinois communities including – Grayslake, Lindenhurst, Wadsworth, Libertyville, Lake Villa, Waukegan, Antioch, Vernon Hills, Winthrop Harbor, and Mundelein.

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