CEREC® Same Day Dentistry
Experience the Convenience of Same Day Dentistry @ Dean Cosmetic Dentistry. In the past (and in many dental offices still today), getting a crown or other dental restoration was quite a process. Your first visit would include traditional impressions (holding messy, sticky goop in your mouth) which would then be sent to an off-site dental lab for your restoration to be created. You would have a numbing injection to prepare the tooth, and be set with an ill-fitting temporary you would have to wear uncomfortably for a few weeks. You would then return for a second visit, get another injection, have the temporary removed, and finally be fitted with the final restoration. Are we having fun yet? No – Because at Dean Cosmetic Dentistry we really want to have fun and make your smile your best!!
Our advanced CEREC® technology allows us to digitally design, fabricate and place restorations like inlays/onlays, crowns, bridges and veneers in a single office visit!
Traditional Restorations vs. Same Day Restorations
- Two or more office visits
- Lots of time in the dental chair
- Traditional impressions (gross)
- Two or more injections
- Ill-fitting temporaries
- Only one office visit
- Less time in the dental chair
- Digital impressions
- Single painless injection
- Final restoration the same day!
At Dean Cosmetic Dentistry, our cutting edge digital technology allows us to create the perfect precision restoration that will blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. We use beautiful tooth colored porcelain to precisely match your exact shade and translucency, and our restorative materials are strong and durable for a smile that withstands the test of time.
Aside from a simple filling, inlays and onlays are the most conservative option for restoring a tooth. Whether you have a larger area of decay, or your tooth has been chipped or broken, an inlay or onlay is a great way to restore the aesthetics, health, and function of your smile.
Inlays and onlays are used to supplement the natural tooth and fill in areas that have been decayed or damaged. Inlays repair damage contained within the cusp (outer ridge) of the tooth, while onlays are slightly larger and repair damage that extends beyond the cusp.
Inlays and onlays require minimal removal of healthy tooth structure, so they are a great option for patients who need a restoration but don’t quite require a full crown.
With our advanced CEREC® same day technology, we can usually complete the whole process in a single visit! Read more about the benefits of CEREC® same day technology above.
If you have a tooth that’s been badly decayed or damaged, and is beyond the point of repair with an inlay or onlay, you may need a crown. Crowns are tooth shaped caps that are fitted over any remaining healthy tooth structure to restore the tooth to its fully functioning, beautiful condition.
Crowns do require some removal of healthy tooth structure in order to make room for the new restoration and ensure it fits and functions properly. If you are missing a tooth entirely, and are a candidate for dental implants, we can give you the most recommended single tooth replacement with an implant supported crown (full fabricated tooth anchored to an implant).
If you have any questions about restorative dentistry, or would like to schedule a visit with Dr Dean 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 – #knoxvilledentist www.deancosmeticdentistry.com 865-539-1119 #onevisitcrowns #knoxvillesmiles