CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns Arlington Heights

Beautifully Restore Your Tooth in One Visit

Monitor showing digital model of same day dental crown in Arlington Heights

In the old days, if you needed a dental crown, you needed to make two visits with your dentist, get an impression taken with messy goop, and spend several weeks with an often uncomfortable and unreliable temporary crown. Thanks to CEREC same-day dental crowns in Arlington Heights, IL, those days are a thing of the past. The CEREC system utilizes computer-aided design/manufacturing technology to create completely custom-made crowns in just one visit to our dental office. If you have a tooth that has been bothering you, contact us today to learn whether a CEREC crown is just what you need.

Why Choose Costello & DeHart Dental Excellence for CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns?

  • Dentists with Advanced Training & Experience
  • Natural Materials Used to Create Custom Restoration
  • Faster Results for Added Convenience

What Is CEREC?

Hand holding ceramic block in milling machine

CEREC stands for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic.” Basically, that means that these crowns are comprised of a block of pressed ceramic materials, allowing them to be created in only one hour-long appointment. You won’t have to wear a temporary crown and return to our dental office several weeks later while your permanent crown is being crafted in a dental lab. CEREC is essentially its own dental lab right here in our office! 

How Does the CEREC Process Work?

Dental team member using CEREC machine

To get your same-day crown in Arlington Heights, we first start by taking detailed impressions of your affected tooth. We do this not with messy putty-like material but with a digital scanner that allows us to take perfect 3D images. After our computer has designed a replica of your tooth, right down to the color and shape, the attached milling machine will carve a copy to make a crown out of a single block of pressed ceramic. This process only takes about an hour. Once the machine is finished, one of our dentists will securely attach it to your tooth, and voila! Your new tooth is ready to go!

Benefits of CEREC Compared to Traditional Dental Crowns

Smiling woman in dental chair

CEREC in Arlington Heights offers so many advantages over the traditional dental crown process, such as:

  • CEREC’s digital camera eliminates the need for messy, sticky putty to make impressions.
  • The whole process only takes one appointment and should last slightly over an hour. You don’t have to take time out of your busy life to make two visits to our dental office.
  • Your crown will perfectly mimic your natural tooth, right down to the way light reflects off of it.
  • There is no need to wear a temporary crown, which can be uncomfortable, or break or become dislodged easily.
  • On average, CEREC crowns can last 10-15 years, but if you take care of them with regular brushing, flossing, and checkups, then their lifespan can be even longer.