Same Day Crowns and Crown Restoration with CEREC in Downtown Seattle
One Visit Dental Crowns Dentist
A NEW SMILE IN JUST ONE VISIT
Enhance Your Smile, Boost Your Confidence
Do feel like a tooth imperfection is sticking out like a sore thumb? Or perhaps you are worried about your tooth’s stability each time you take a bite of food.
A dental imperfection/problem can weigh heavy on you and your oral health. Not to mention on your self confidence. That’s why cosmetic and restorative dentistry have revolutionized the dental field. Whether it’s one tooth or two, a restorative service, such as dental crown restoration, can rebuild your smile.
At the office of Theron Baker DDS, we have over a decade of experience installing dental crowns for our patients in Seattle.
A CEREC dental crown, also known as a same-day dental crown offers an affordable solution for anyone wanting to minimize their time at the dental office, get a quality dental crown and restore their smile.
Here at the office of Theron Baker DDS, we strive to stay on the leading edge of dental technology and industry-leading procedures. No more waiting weeks to restore your smile – we design and create your dental crown in one visit!
Dr. Baker and his team have prepared with extensive training to incorporate CEREC’s imaging and CAD/CAM technologies into our practice and have successfully completed hundreds of same-day CEREC dental crown restorations. Learn how you can get your dental crowns in just one visit right here in downtown Seattle!
Call (206) 343-8774 now to schedule your dental crowns appointment.
The entire process only takes 2 hours!
Our office is conveniently located in downtown Seattle near Amazon in the Medical Dental Building.
Affordable 0% interest financing through CareCredit.
CEREC One Visit Dental Crowns Benefits
CEREC has revolutionized the restorative process in dentistry. Created with you, the patient, in mind, here are a few benefits of dental crowns using CEREC technology:
- Save time, visits and pain
- The entire process only takes 2 hours
- Digital impressions are created in a matter of minutes
- Eliminates second aesthetic
- No mercury
- Less prone to cracks and flaws
- More natural tooth structure retained
- No impressions
- Completed in a single visit
- Natural-looking, tooth like crowns
- Reduces sensitivity and strengthens the tooth
- Long-lasting (they last an average of 10-15 years)
- No temporary crowns
How We Create a Crown in a One Visit?
- Consultation & Exam
First, you will meet with Dr. Baker or Dr. Kauffman who will examine your tooth and identify the appropriate treatment. If the best course of treatment is a dental crown using CEREC, we will prepare the tooth for restoration.
- Digital Impressions
Next, our experienced CEREC dentists will use a 3D color camera to capture a digital image which is then projected onto a computer so we can start the design.
- Design & Create
Using the CAD/CAM technology, we design a virtual restoration. Once the design is complete we send the data to the milling machine and your custom-made crown is fabricated in 10-15 minutes.
- Glaze & Place
Next, we place the crown in your mouth to ensure a comfortable fit and bite. The last step of the process is glazing and bonding the crown into place. Once this is completed you get to leave our practice with a beautiful, functional smile.
Let our experienced team work with you to determine whether a crowns is the right choice to restore your tooth. We always aim to provide you with the care and attention you deserve, working to make your entire dental experience as comfortable as possible.
Same-Day Crowns at the Office of Theron Baker DDS
At the office of Theron Baker DDS, we proudly perform a wide range of dental procedures — including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and emergency dentistry — for patients of all ages in downtown Seattle, WA area. With our new CEREC machine, we are able to give patients same day crowns, inlays, onlays, and bridges without having to use any metal. Dr. Baker is a Washington native, a graduate of the University of Washington School of Dentistry, and a leader in cutting-edge procedures.
As a leader in state-of-the-art dental procedures, we strive to stay on the forefront of dental technology and best practices. Dr. Baker and his team have trained extensively to incorporate this new technology and have used CEREC successfully with hundreds of patients of all ages for a number of procedures, including bridges, onlays, inlays, and, of course, same-day crowns. We understand just how busy your day-to-day schedule can be, which is why our experienced dental team is excited to offer you all these quick procedures to best accommodate your lifestyle.
Everything You Need to Know About CEREC Dental Crowns
CEREC Dental Crowns FAQs
What is a Crown?
Crowns can be a great solution for both structural and cosmetic issues. They are available for most patients, including children. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are used to restore teeth to their prior strength, shape, and appearance. In the event that one of your teeth becomes compromised or infected, a crown is placed on top of the existing surface and bonded to the tooth, fully covering the previously visible portion of the tooth.
If you’re dealing with significant tooth decay, major trauma to a tooth or the need for a dental bridge, you may need to have a dental crown. Dental crown restoration goes beyond a dental filling or dental onlay by covering most of the tooth.
There is a wide range of dental crown types available, including stainless steel, metals like gold or other alloys, ceramic, porcelain, resin or porcelain fused to metal. The different types of materials all have different advantages and disadvantages.
Getting a Dental Crown
What is CEREC?
CEREC, short for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, is a machine that allows your dentist to design and mill dental restorations chairside so you don’t have to return for a follow-up appointment or wear a temporary crown for weeks while waiting for a lab to fabricate your crown. Our dental professionals use CEREC’s 3D and CAD/CAM technology to design a virtual restoration (either an onlay, inlay, bridge, or crown) without having to take impressions. When used in tandem with our milling unit, we can completely finish a restoration in a single appointment.
Why Would I Need a CEREC Crown?
There are many reasons why you might need a dental crown including:
- to finish a dental implant
- if you have extreme discoloration of a tooth
- severe tooth decay
- a broken, chipped or damaged tooth
- after a root canal
Are CEREC Crowns Covered by Insurance?
Some dental insurance plans may cover the full cost of traditional and same-day dental crowns but most do not cover 100% of the cost. In most cases, if you have an HSA or FSA, you can use this to cover the remaining cost of your crowns. Since there are so many different insurance coverage options for dental crowns it is best to speak with your dental insurance provider about your coverage options prior to scheduling your dental crowns appointment.
Is the CEREC Crown Durable? How Long Do They Last?
There is no difference in durability between CEREC one visit dental crowns and traditional dental crowns. In fact, these crowns typically last 10-15 years. With good oral habits and twice a year dental exams and teeth cleanings it is possible to have the crown last longer than 15 years.
Are CEREC Crowns More Expensive Than Traditional Crowns?
Most insurance companies will cover CEREC one visit dental crowns similar to how they would cover traditional crowns. The long term advantages of CEREC crowns are:
- Less risk of recurrent decay due to the bonding method
- The material is very durable and healthier for your gum tissue
- Less tooth structure is removed using the CEREC method
Are Crowns the Only Restorations Done with CEREC Technology?
CEREC technology can be used for a variety of one-visit dental restorations including inlays, onlays and bridges. The restorative dental treatments with CEREC focus on rebuilding teeth compromised by decay, oral injury, malfunction, root canal therapy, infection or multiple fillings. Dr. Baker believes in providing excellent patient care by continuously learning about new technology and staying up to date with new advances in the field of dentistry.
When are Crowns Needed?
There are a variety of different dental situations that can call for a crown. For many tooth problems such as mild tooth decay, fillings or dental onlays provide a comprehensive solution. But when tooth decay expands to take a significant portion of the tooth or you’re dealing with greater problems like cracked teeth, crowns may be necessary..
A dental crown is most often used:
- With dental bridges – A crown is often placed on both teeth that will support a bridge as a means of providing support.
- To restore already broken teeth – Broken teeth can be capped with a crown to prevent further damage and provide a more secure surface in the mouth for chewing.
- To protect weak teeth from breaking – Crowns add stability to teeth that are already weakened and can help keep them from additional breakage.
- As a cosmetic cover for misshapen or severely stained teeth – Crowns cover the tooth and present a perfect substitute for stained or badly shaped teeth.
- To cover a tooth that has a large filling with little tooth surrounding it – Teeth that have a large filling in the middle may crack; crowns can prevent this from happening.
Crowns can be made to match your tooth color for a more seamless appearance.
A Dental Crown Acts As A Shield For Your Tooth
While it may be the “crown” (literally) of all restorative pieces, a dental crown actually acts as the knight in shining armor. Since the dental crown covers the whole tooth, it shields the tooth from plaque bacteria, acid and excessive biting pressure.
This puts less weight put on your natural tooth. Instead, the dental crown is the one going to battle each day, keeping the natural tooth safe and stable. This makes crown restoration a great option for tooth decay, following root canal when the tooth is very brittle, and for a chipped or cracked tooth.
Want to Know More?
Using CEREC, our dental professionals can do same-day dental restorations on a wide range of procedures including crowns, inlays, onlays, and bridges. The finished restorations look outstanding and last for years. With our office conveniently located in downtown Seattle, we make getting same-day crowns easier than ever.
Schedule an Appointment
Contact our friendly staff at (206) 343-8774 to schedule an appointment today!
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