Cerec One Appointment CrownsCEREC allows us to digitally design ceramic crowns in one visit!  At Dean Cosmetic Dentistry we have an innovative technology, CEREC® software allows us to digitally design all-ceramic crowns and porcelain veneers in one visit! We have the skills and training to produce CEREC® crowns with ultimate precision and reliability and proudly offer this metal-free alternative as proof of our commitment to the best modern dental technology.

As advanced CEREC® dentists, we can provide a smile preview before treatment starts using 3D imaging techniques, and with our extensive porcelain experience, produce highly customized cosmetic appearances.



Are they for everyone?
If a tooth needs a crown, then most often the answer is YES.  However, every treatment plan is individualized to meet each patient’s specific needs.

How long does it take?
99% are completed in one, 90 minute visit.

Would a white filling or silver filling work instead?
No.  A crown is indicated when a large percentage of the original tooth has been lost to decay and/or fracture. Fillings are appropriate when a tooth has a small cavity.

How much do they cost?
There is no difference in cost compared to a traditional crown.

Why does a tooth need a crown in the first place?
Old silver fillings are prone to breakage; some may have small fractures in the enamel which puts them at greater risk. Often, when an old silver filling is removed, those small enamel fractures extend deeper into the tooth. Internal cracks if left uncovered, can result in breakage of large tooth chunks. If your tooth is crowned or “capped,” it is protected from breakage.

Does a CEREC® crown work on a root-canal tooth?
Yes.  Root-canal teeth are very brittle.  Without a crown to protect it, you are 50% more likely to suffer a disastrous tooth fracture which may require gum surgery to restore, or necessitate tooth removal altogether!   A post and core for strength and retention can be incorporated into the CEREC® crown design for an all-in-one treatment of a root canal tooth.


  • Completed in one visit
  • Computer-assisted design makes for precise fitting
  • All Ceramic (porcelain) crown; more durable
  • Metal-free
  • Natural look and feel (same translucency as a natural tooth)
  • No need for a temporary crown
  • Immediate bonding allows limited tooth exposure and a healthier tooth
  • Single-visit appointment saves you time
  • Reduced carbon footprint by eliminating disposable dental materials

We know you have questions – so please give us a call – 865-539-1119  Dean Cosmetic Dentistry is Home of #Cerec -One Appointment Dental Crowns -Dr. Donnie Dean is a Cerec Mentor and Trainer – teaching other dentist on this incredible technology – Cerec Dental Crowns…. For an advanced dental restorative system that allows your dentist to restore decayed teeth, place crowns, remove defective amalgam fillings, or place cosmetic veneers in just one appointment. This allows you to have the highest quality, most life like dental restorations in just one visit to the dentist. Want the latest technology? We have it @ Dean Cosmetic Dentistry – www.deancosmeticdentistry.com