CEREC Crowns & Bridges in San Luis Obispo, CA

Unlock the Power of CEREC Dental Crowns and Bridges

Are you tired of waiting weeks for a dental crown or bridge? Imagine leaving your dentist’s office with a brand-new, custom-fitted restoration the same day. At our Central Coast California dental practice, led by San Luis Obispo dentist, Dr. Carrie Ramirez, we’re happy to offer CEREC dental crowns and bridges, some of the most advanced and convenient dental solutions available. Learn more by dialing (805) 549-8483

What Are CEREC Dental Crowns and Bridges?

CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a revolutionary dental technology that allows your San Luis Obispo dentist to design, create, and place high-quality, durable dental restorations in a single visit. 

Unlike traditional crowns and bridges, which can take multiple appointments and weeks to complete, CEREC permanent restorations are crafted in our office using advanced computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technologies.

Benefits of CEREC Dental Crowns and Bridges

Some benefits of same-day dental restorations with CEREC technology include:

  • Same-day Treatment: With CEREC crowns and bridges, you won’t have to wait weeks for your permanent restoration.
  • Natural-looking Results: CEREC crowns and bridges are made from high-quality ceramic materials that blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
  • Enhanced Comfort: CEREC restorations are precisely fitted, reducing the risk of irritation or discomfort.
  • Improved Dental Health: CEREC restorations allow for more conservative tooth preparation, preserving more of your natural tooth structure.
  • Increased Convenience: With CEREC crowns and bridges, you can get your dental work done in a single visit, saving you time and hassle.
  • Long-lasting Durability: CEREC restorations are built to last, with a proven track record of reliability.

Who Qualifies for CEREC Dental Crowns and Bridges?

You may qualify for CEREC crowns and bridges if you have:

  • Damaged, decayed, or discolored teeth
  • Broken or worn-down dental fillings
  • A need to replace missing teeth
  • Dental implants that require a crown or bridge
  • Root canal-treated teeth that need protection
  • Teeth that have been severely worn down due to grinding or clenching
  • Misshapen or unevenly spaced teeth
  • A desire to improve the aesthetics of your smile

Financing CEREC Dental Crowns and Bridges

The cost of CEREC dental crowns and bridges can vary depending on the complexity of your treatment and the materials used. To make your treatment more accessible, we offer a variety of financing options, including:

  • Dental insurance coverage
  • In-house payment plans
  • CareCredit, a third-party financing option

The CEREC Dental Crowns and Bridge Process

Consultation

During your initial visit, your San Luis Obispo dentist will examine your teeth and discuss your treatment goals. They will determine if CEREC is the best option for you and provide a comprehensive treatment plan.

Design

Using advanced digital imaging technology, your dentist will capture detailed impressions of your teeth and create a 3D model. This model is then used to design your custom CEREC restoration.

Preparation

Your dentist will carefully prepare your tooth or teeth, removing damaged or decayed areas to create a strong foundation for your whole new teeth restoration.

Placement

Your CEREC crown or bridge will be milled from a block of high-quality ceramic material in our office. Your dentist will bond the restoration to your prepared tooth for a crown, or two adjacent teeth or dental implants for a bridge, ensuring a precise fit and a natural-looking result.

CEREC Dental Crown & Bridge Aftercare

To keep your CEREC restorations working in top order, proper aftercare is a necessity. Our Slo dentists recommend the following:

  • Avoid hard or sticky foods for the first 24 hours.
  • Brush and floss your teeth as you normally would.
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and gentle brushing technique.
  • Avoid biting down on hard objects.
  • Maintain regular dental checkups and cleanings.
  • Wear a nightguard if you grind or clench your teeth.
  • Avoid using whitening toothpaste or products on your CEREC restoration.
  • Be gentle when flossing around the restoration.
  • Report any issues, such as discomfort or loose fit, to your dentist immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do CEREC dental crowns and bridges last?
Is the CEREC process painful?
Are CEREC dental crowns and bridges covered by insurance?
My CEREC crown or bridge broke/fell out; what do I do?
How long do CEREC dental crowns and bridges last?

CEREC restorations are known for their long-lasting durability. With proper care and maintenance, CEREC crowns and bridges can last 10 to 15 years or more. The longevity of your restoration will depend on factors like your oral hygiene, dietary habits, and any underlying dental issues.

Is the CEREC process painful?

No, the CEREC process is generally not painful. Your dentist will ensure that your tooth is properly numbed before they begin the preparation and placement of your restoration. You may experience some minor discomfort or sensitivity after the procedure, but this is typically short-lived and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

Are CEREC dental crowns and bridges covered by insurance?

Coverage for CEREC dental crowns and bridges varies depending on your insurance plan. Some plans may cover a portion of the cost, while others may not cover them at all. It’s best to check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage details. Additionally, your dentist’s office can assist in verifying coverage and providing information on potential out-of-pocket expenses.

My CEREC crown or bridge broke/fell out; what do I do?

If your dental crown has become damaged, it’s important not to worry and don’t attempt to repair it yourself. Contact your dentist’s office as soon as possible so they can assess the damage and determine the best course of action.  

Transform Your Smile: Book Your CEREC Consultation Today!

If you’re ready to experience the convenience and confidence of CEREC restorations, we invite you to schedule a consultation with your trusted San Luis Obispo dental practice. Our state-of-the-art practice serves patients from San Luis Obispo, Santa Margarita, Arroyo Grande, and Pismo Beach, CA. Call us today at (805) 549-8483 to take the first step towards a healthier, more beautiful smile.

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