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How much do dental crowns cost?  Less with one appointment dental crowns.  The creation and placement of a custom-designed dental crown is one of the most commonly performed treatments in dentistry. Dental crowns fit over the entire tooth and are typically used to reinforce a tooth that is heavily damaged or decayed. They are also routine finishing touches for root canal procedures and dental implants. In the past, crowns and other types of dental restorations traditionally required a time-consuming process that could ultimately take weeks. With advances such as the CEREC in-office milling system, that process can be significantly minimized.

The biggest difference between CEREC dental crowns and those that are sent off to a dental lab for creation is the time it takes for the restoration to be produced. CEREC crowns can be made right here at the office of our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Donnie Dean in a single appointment. Lab-made crowns can take several days or even weeks before they are back at our office and ready to place on the teeth. CEREC dental crowns also do not require you to have a physical dental impression, which necessitates biting down on a gooey, uncomfortable putty for several minutes. With CEREC, the impression is taken digitally and fed into a computer program, which Dr. Dean will use to create a precise, naturally-looking dental crown.

Studies show that CEREC crowns are 50% more accurate than a lab-fabricated crown. The process in which a lab crown is made is antiquated and flawed from the beginning. The accuracy of the impression varies depending on a number of factors:

  1. The quality of the impression material
  2. The amount of saliva in the mouth distorting the impression
  3. The position of the tooth and outline of the arch (certain tooth positions and arch shapes make it hard for the one-fits-all type of tray to take a good impression; in some cases, a custom-fabricated tray is needed just to fit the patient’s mouth)
  4. The skill of the dental assistant

Even if these things are as perfect as can be, it’s still not as accurate as a direct 3D scan of the mouth into the computer.

Accuracy is key!!  With CEREC, it is scanned accurately within a tenth of a millimeter and then the crown is milled in less than five minutes. The crown oftentimes needs no adjustments and is placed the same day. This is especially beneficial for multiple crowns as the computer will design everything as ideal as possible, given the patient’s bite and current dentition.  So, How much do dental crowns cost? Not as much, we want to answer your questions and meet your dental needs so give us a call – 865-539-1119.

CEREC can also make bridges, veneers, implant crowns, and custom implant abutments. It’s amazing the technology behind the Cerec One Appointment Dental Crown.  You may have questions and we are here to help – 865-539-1119 www.deancosmeticdentistry.com   New Patients Welcome –   *No Insurance? No Problem ask us about A Plan For Health   #knoxvilledentist

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