CEREC Same-Day Crowns

Porcelain Crowns In One Visit

At 5 Star Dental Group, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible dental experience. Dr. Craig Carlson and his dental team are pleased to use several types of advanced dental technology and tools to offer an experience that is more comfortable and efficient. One of the state-of-the-art dental technologies we use at our office is the CEREC® computer. CEREC technology allows Dr. Carlson to create your custom-made dental crown in a single visit. With older dental technology and techniques, it required at least two appointments to receive a custom-made crown or other restoration because it had to be manufactured at a dental laboratory. Now, with CEREC same-day restoration technology, your entire treatment can be completed in our office in just one day!


The Newest Technology For Our Patients

Porcelain Crown

When a tooth is badly broken or there is more filling than tooth a crown may be needed to restore the tooth to “original condition.” Years ago crowns were only made of gold. Technology allowed the use of porcelain baked over gold to be used beginning in the 60s. Later, porcelain was baked over “space-aged” metals with little or no gold content. Today, our San Antonio office can do all porcelain crowns without ANY metal that are bonded onto the tooth and offer beauty as well as strength. The porcelain is completely lifelike, with high translucency. They are made using the Cerec CAD/CAM computer system.


Advantage of Cerec Cosmetic Crowns

Before Upper Arch

3 after upper arch

All-porcelain bonded crowns can be used to replace the porcelain-baked-to-metal crowns (which typically shows a dark line at the gum line). There will be no dark line with all-porcelain just as there is no line with all-porcelain veneers. Porcelain crowns can now be done while you wait using the new CEREC technology. Computerized photography and 3D software allow us to utilize a sophisticated CAD/CAM system that literally creates a permanent porcelain crown in minutes.


One Appointment Cosmetic Crown Replacement Procedure

Before Cosmetic Crowns

After Cosmetic Crowns

This is an example of a one appointment, same-day cosmetic crown replacing an old porcelain-to-metal crown on an upper first molar. Notice how natural it appears. Here we see three teeth that just had crowns prepared and bonded on in one visit using the CEREC Computer CAD/CAM system. The patient requested a lighter shade since she will be bleaching her front teeth.


CEREC uses advanced CAD/CAM technology to help Dr. Carlson design and create a restoration that fits your smile comfortably, precisely, and aesthetically. CEREC restorations are made of high-quality porcelain, which we will match to your desired shade for a beautiful effect. With CEREC, you will no longer need messy impressions or uncomfortable temporary restorations – all of this is a thing of the past, thanks to CEREC! To learn more about CEREC in San Antonio, TX, we welcome you to contact us today.