Michael Franquemont, DDS
Dr. Michael Franquemont

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): CEREC Same-Visit Crowns and Bridges

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Maintaining a beautiful smile and excellent oral health is easy when you have a trusted dental team to turn to that provides support, education, and answers all your questions thoroughly. At the dental office of Michael J. Franquemont DDS, it is crucial to us that you understand the need for treatment, so we welcome and encourage your questions. 

We have shared some of the most commonly asked questions we hear, but don't hesitate to call us at (303) 795-0066 if you need an answer you don't see here.

CEREC Same-Visit Crowns and Bridges

At some dental offices, you can wait for weeks to get a new crown or cap. Here at the office of Michael Franquemont DDS, we can complete an all-porcelain crown or bridge in less than two hours.woman in orange shirt smiling | dental crowns centennial co

What are CEREC Dental Crowns?

CEREC is the acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, a fancy way of saying that we design and fabricate high-quality crowns and bridges without using an outside dental lab. For over 15 years, Dr. Franquemont has been using CAD/CAM technology to create durable restorations that blend beautifully with your smile. 

The CEREC Dental Crown Process

The first step in getting a CEREC crown or bridge is similar to a lab-fabricated restoration, where our dentist reshapes the tooth to receive the new crown. The similarity ends there because instead of messy impressions, we use CAD/CAM technology to scan your teeth to create a digital impression.

Dr. Franquemont uses the digital impression to create a virtual model of your tooth, then uses the software to design your new crown. He then sends the file to a CEREC milling machine in our office that works like a 3-D printer to fabricate your crown from a block of porcelain shaded to match.

With CEREC same-visit crowns, we eliminate the need for messy impressions, multiple office visits, a 2-3 week wait, and no temporary crown. You will leave our office the same day with your beautiful new customized dental restoration securely in place. Another advantage of CEREC crowns is that if you need a root canal and a crown, our Centennial dentist can generally complete both procedures on the same day.

Discover Dental Crowns in Centennial, CO

If you have a broken or decayed tooth and don’t want to wait for a dental crown, call us so we can tell you more about CEREC crowns and bridges.

Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) dental crowns are more technologically advanced and efficient than traditional crowns. CEREC dental crowns use Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to create a restoration in a single appointment.man smiling in dental exam chair | dentist near me 

They also provide a stable bite and resemble the natural properties of a biological tooth. With CEREC technology, your new dental crown will fit perfectly and look and feel just like a real tooth. 

How CEREC Crowns in Centennial Work 

Your dentist in Centennial starts by making a 3-D digital impression of your mouth using a small camera. They then use an on-site milling machine to fabricate the dental crown so that you can enjoy a new and improved smile in no time.

When the ceramic crown is ready for placement, your dentist paints and glazes the crown to match your natural smile.

Finally, they bond the tooth and secure it over your natural tooth, and you’re ready to go about your day. Yes, this happens all in one day!

Same-Day Crowns in Centennial

If you need a crown, why not consider a CEREC dental crown? CEREC tooth crowns are taking the dental world by storm, as they are durable, realistic, comfortable, and fast. Many patients choose same-day crowns so they can attain a healthier, more attractive smile without disruption to their busy schedules. 

Call us today to schedule your dental crown appointment with Dr. Michael Franquemont

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