At Helotes Family Dentistry, we take pride in providing advanced dental care using state-of-the-art technology so you can enjoy a more positive patient experience. One example of this is our one-visit dental crowns.

We use CEREC® technology to shorten the crown procedure from a couple of dental visits to just one appointment. Not only will you save time, but you’ll also get to avoid the inconveniences that come along with the traditional procedure. Get a CEREC crown and get back to your life faster than ever!

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When You May Need a Dental Crown

Getting a dental crown in just one appointment is all well and good, but why would you ever need one in the first place? Dental crowns are used for both restorative and cosmetic purposes. Here are some of the main reasons for a dental crown:

  • To cover a worn down tooth
  • To protect a weakened tooth
  • To strengthen a cracked tooth
  • To repair a broken tooth
  • To support a tooth after a root canal
  • To secure a dental bridge

CEREC® Dental Crown Procedure

We take a digital impression of your tooth (none of that messy impression goop or uncomfortable trays). Afterwards, our CEREC software uses the images to create a virtual model. We make sure everything looks right and then send the information to our in-house milling machine, which creates your custom dental crown out of a tooth-colored, ceramic block. This eliminates us having to wait around for an outside dental lab to make your restoration and giving you a temporary crown in the meantime. To complete the procedure, we bond the dental crown to your tooth and check that everything looks and feels good with the fit and placement.

Thanks to CEREC, a treatment that would normally take at least two appointments can be completed in just one to two hours.

Cost of Dental Crowns

As with many other dental procedures, the cost of a dental crown depends on how much your insurance will be covering, if any. It also depends on which tooth is being treated and the size of the restoration. We’ll be happy to give you a cost estimate once we’ve been able to take a look at your case in person.

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Helotes Family Dentistry

Helotes Family Dentistry