Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed to help patients who have a severely damaged or decayed tooth. If the tooth cannot be repaired with a traditional filling, a crown may be placed to restore the tooth to function and make it look like nothing ever happened. Traditionally, dental crown placement required multiple appointments for the patient. However, your Midlothian, Virginia dental team doesn’t want you to go through the multiple-dental appointment hassle. That is why we offer CEREC single-visit crowns—one appointment, big results, no temporaries!
If you are in pain due to a cracked, broken, or decayed tooth, Dr. Hawkins may need to place a crown to protect the remaining healthy tooth as well as fortify the tooth so you can bite normally.
The CEREC CAD/CAM technology allows your doctors to do more in one sitting than many dentists can do in multiple appointments. We know your time is valuable, and CEREC single-visit crowns can get you in and out and back to living your life after one appointment.
In a single appointment we will take digital impressions of the area to be restored. Then, the porcelain milling machine will fabricate your crown as you read through your favorite magazine or get caught up on email. When your in-office crown is complete, it will be placed and you will be on your way.
Because everything can happen in office, there is no need for multiple appointments or a bulky temporary restoration.
You can walk out of your appointment with a porcelain crown and get back to living your life with minimal inconvenience. CEREC single-visit crowns are an excellent option as they offer:
Porcelain crowns look so much like your natural tooth, no one will know it is a restoration.
Dental crowns are more than a cosmetic repair; crowns protect the damaged teeth from further complications, as they are strong enough to endure regular eating and drinking.
“My nerves/fears were immediately addressed/laid to rest by Dr. Hawkins and his staff on a recent visit to place 2 crowns. They were informative, interactive and patient as they described the process. I was very comfortable throughout the procedure and was fascinated to watch Dr. Hawkins create a computer model of my crowns unique to my physiology. This office has the technology to use the computer program to create the crowns on-site allowing for immediate placement- foregoing the need for temporary crowns and return visit/s to obtain the product from an off-site lab. I was invited to watch the ‘CEREC’ machine configure my crowns based on Dr. Hawkin’s computer configuration. Very cool! I walked out of the office a few hours later with a beautiful smile; the final product in place. It was a great experience.” – Nancy