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Dental Crowns (CEREC)

Elevating Your Smile with CEREC Dental Crowns

In the realm of modern dentistry, advancements are continually reshaping the way we approach oral care. One such innovation that stands out is the CEREC dental crown system. If you’re seeking a fast, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing solution for damaged or weakened teeth, look no further. Legacy Smiles, under the guidance of Dr. Kolten Astle, is at the forefront of this revolutionary technology. In this comprehensive exploration, we’ll delve into the world of CEREC dental crowns – what they are, their benefits, the technological marvel behind them, and why Legacy Smiles is your go-to destination for this cutting-edge treatment.

What is CEREC Dental Crowns?

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This sophisticated system allows for the creation of dental crowns right in the dentist’s office, eliminating the need for multiple appointments and temporary restorations. Unlike traditional crowns, which often require weeks of waiting and the use of messy impression materials, CEREC dental crowns are designed and fabricated using advanced digital technology, all within a single visit.

The CEREC Process Unveiled

  1. Digital Imaging: The process begins with the dentist using a specialized camera to capture detailed 3D images of the damaged tooth. These images serve as the foundation for designing the customized dental crown.
  2. Virtual Design: Using specialized software, the dentist meticulously designs the shape, size, and contours of the dental crown to ensure a perfect fit and natural appearance.
  3. In-House Fabrication: The design data is sent to a milling unit, where a block of high-quality ceramic material is sculpted into the precise shape of the dental crown. This step takes only a matter of minutes.
  4. Final Polishing: Once the crown is milled, it undergoes a final polishing to achieve a lifelike appearance and a comfortable fit.
  5. Immediate Placement: With the CEREC crown ready, the dentist can place it on the prepared tooth, ensuring a secure fit and restoring the tooth’s functionality and aesthetics.

Benefits of CEREC Dental Crowns

  1. Time Efficiency: Traditional dental crowns typically require multiple appointments over several weeks. With CEREC, you can have your permanent crown placed in just one visit, saving you time and hassle.
  2. Natural Appearance: CEREC crowns are crafted from high-quality ceramics that mimic the appearance of natural teeth, ensuring a seamless integration into your smile.
  3. Precision Fit: The digital imaging and design process of CEREC crowns result in a crown that fits your tooth precisely, minimizing the risk of discomfort or complications.
  4. No Temporary Crowns: Unlike traditional crowns, CEREC eliminates the need for temporary restorations, which can often be uncomfortable and prone to falling out.
  5. Durable and Long-Lasting: CEREC crowns are crafted from strong and durable materials, ensuring a long lifespan with proper care.

The Technology Behind CEREC

Central to the success of CEREC dental crowns is the state-of-the-art technology that drives the entire process. The combination of digital imaging, CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) software, and precision milling equipment empowers dentists to provide patients with high-quality, customized dental restorations in a fraction of the time compared to traditional methods.

Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Crowns (CEREC)

  1. What is a CEREC dental crown? A CEREC dental crown is a customized, all-ceramic crown that is created using advanced CAD/CAM technology. This technology allows for same-day crown placement, eliminating the need for multiple appointments and temporary crowns.
  2. How is a CEREC crown different from a traditional crown? Unlike traditional crowns that require multiple appointments and the use of temporary crowns, CEREC crowns are designed, milled, and placed in a single visit. CEREC technology ensures a precise fit and natural appearance.
  3. How long does it take to get a CEREC crown? The entire process for a CEREC crown, from design to placement, can be completed in just one appointment. This is a significant time-saving advantage compared to traditional crowns, which can take several weeks to complete.
  4. Is the process for a CEREC crown comfortable? Yes, the process for a CEREC crown is comfortable. Your dentist will ensure you are properly numbed during the tooth preparation phase, and the digital impressions used for designing the crown are non-invasive.
  5. Are CEREC crowns as durable as traditional crowns? Yes, CEREC crowns are made from high-quality ceramic materials that are known for their strength and durability. They are designed to withstand the forces of chewing and daily wear.

Financial Assistance for Your Dental Care

At Legacy Smiles, we understand that your comfort and care should be accessible. We offer the following financial assistance options to ensure your dental experience aligns with your budget:

  • Preferred Provider for Most Insurance Plans: Our practice is a preferred provider for most insurance plans, alleviating concerns about out-of-network coverage.
  • Rubicare Membership Program: Enhance your savings with the Rubicare membership program. Sign up at Rubicare.com for only $79 per year per individual and save up to 25%-50% off dental treatment. With dozens of participating providers across Montana, you can enjoy valuable discounts.
  • Flexible Payment Options: We accept major credit cards and cash payments for your convenience.
  • CareCredit Financing: Through CareCredit, we provide financing solutions to make your dental experience stress-free and comfortable.

Legacy Smiles: Your CEREC Expert

Dr. Kolten Astle and his skilled team at Legacy Smiles in Billings, Montana are committed to delivering exceptional dental care with the latest advancements in the field. With CEREC technology at our fingertips, we can provide you with dental crowns that combine functionality, aesthetics, and convenience seamlessly.

Elevate Your Smile with CEREC Dental Crowns

Are you ready to experience the transformative benefits of CEREC dental crowns? Contact Legacy Smiles today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kolten Astle. Let us guide you through a dental restoration journey that redefines efficiency, precision, and aesthetics, all while enhancing your smile’s brilliance.


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