Same-Day Crowns

Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) has truly revolutionized the way dental procedures are done. Multiple dental visits, as well as extensive wait times, were the norm even for regular restoration processes, but thanks to CEREC®, ceramic restorations in Fair Oaks, CA can now be performed within minutes at the dentist’s office. With this dental technology, we are able to create same-day crowns—no need for a temporary crown or a second appointment!

CEREC® is based on a number of CAD (computer assisted design) tools and a milling machine that can easily create custom ceramic dental restorative devices, and it can greatly benefit anyone looking to get a ceramic dental restoration.

Is CEREC® Right for Me?

The CEREC® system boasts a number of long-term benefits for anyone who needs a ceramic restoration. However, exceptions include patients who have a deep bite and a history of breaking ceramic devices.

CEREC® dental restoration devices can last for over 10 years and some of the benefits of using them include:

  • No temporary restorations
  • High-quality ceramic products
  • Minimal invasiveness
  • Less injections and discomfort
  • Fewer dental visits
  • Cost effectiveness
  • More of the natural tooth is saved
  • Longer lasting restorations
  • Biocompatible solutions

How a CEREC® Dental
Restoration Procedure Works


Using the CEREC® Omnicam, the dentist takes multiple images of your tooth, sending a colored, 3D model to the CEREC® machine.


Using the CEREC® Bluecam, the dentist coats the teeth with a contrasting agent before taking images of your teeth.


These highly detailed images are sent to a computer screen where the dentist can view the affected tooth or teeth from every angle in order to design the final restoration


Once the design is complete, it is sent to the milling unit to conclude the restoration process.

  • What is the cost of a CEREC crown?

    No matter what type of crown you choose, we typically charge between $1,400 to $1,900. There are usually many things to consider, so the cost can vary between each individual tooth.
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  • What type of material can the CEREC make?

    The types of material we use are metal-free and typically zirconia or lithium disilicate. There are pros and cons of each type of material. Zirconia is the strongest material we can make a crown out of, but does not have the same translucency as a porcelain crown has, so we usually use these for the back teeth where most of the biting pressure is. Zirconia takes longer to fabricate, so we usually do these in 2 visits. The lithium disilicate is a type of porcelain and is very esthetic, but is not as strong as the zirconia so we usually try not to use it on the very back teeth. It can be made in the same day too so we can keep your appointment to one visit.

  • How can I stay relaxed while getting a crown?

    Many patients like to take a pill to relax them before we do dental work, especially for longer appointments. We have been doing sedation dentistry for more than a decade and it really helps patients relax throughout their procedures, plus it’s free.

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More Questions About CEREC®?

If you have more questions about CEREC® or dental crowns, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

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Orcutt Family Dentistry

7840 Madison Avenue #185
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
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