CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns – New Braunfels, TX

Repair Your Damaged Tooth in a Single Visit

It’s natural to worry if you’ve had an incident that resulted in a broken tooth, or if unchecked decay has threatened the wellbeing of one of your pearly whites. Fortunately, your dentists at Comal Dental can remedy the problem with a CEREC same-day dental crown. In the past, these restorations required multiple visits to complete and sometimes required that a patient wait weeks in between appointments. Thanks to more recent advancements in dental technology and techniques, now you can receive a beautiful, customized dental crown to repair your damaged tooth in a single visit!

Why Choose Comal Dental for CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns?

  •       One-Visit Restorations
  •       Advanced Technology for Beautiful, Accurate Results
  •       Flexible Financing Available

What are CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns?

Dental crown on a model arch

A dental crown is a protective cap that’s created specifically to cover a severely injured tooth. They’re used to restore the structure, function, and appearance of your cracked or decayed tooth. CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is an advanced technology consisting of:

  • A digital infrared camera for detailed virtual images of your tooth.
  • Specialized computer software that designs your dental crown based on the imaging information.
  • A milling unit that carves your same-day dental crown.

Simply put, CEREC same-day dental crowns allow your dentist to clear away any damage or tooth decay. Then, we can build a natural-looking shield to protect it in-house in a single appointment.  

The Process of Getting a CEREC Same-Day Dental Crown

The process of being fitted with a CEREC same-day dental crown typically involves the following steps:

  • Numbing the area with a local anesthetic.
  • Cleaning and preparing your cracked tooth. This involves filing away some of the top surface and along the sides to eradicate tooth decay and allow your dental crown to fit properly.
  • Capturing digital images with CEREC infrared camera which are delivered to the computer software.
  • Building the design with CEREC programming which takes into account the required size, color, and shape of your restoration.
  • Carving the dental crown with the milling unit.
  • Verifying that your crown fits properly and matches the shade of your natural pearly whites.
  • Cementing the dental crown into place.

The Benefits of CEREC Crowns vs. Traditional Crowns

CEREC dental crowns are used in several circumstances to shield your already vulnerable tooth from being harmed any further. Some additional benefits include:

  • Enhanced appearance. CEREC dental crowns are used to restore functionality to broken teeth but also to mask aesthetic flaws like internal discoloration, chips, and fractures.
  • Natural look and feel. The ceramic used is color-matched to your teeth for a seamless smile.
  • Durability. Though it takes only 20 minutes to carve out your CEREC dental crown, it can last up to 15 years with the right care.
  • It’s easy to keep your restoration clean by following your twice-a-day dental hygiene routine of brushing and flossing.