We understand that your time is valuable. In some cases, dental treatment can’t wait, and shouldn’t be put off. To help our patients fit the dental care they need into their busy schedules, our Oak Harbor dentists can perform some procedures in a single appointment with same-day restorations. Using the latest training and technology for CEREC® treatment, we can give you a beautifully restored smile in just one visit to our Oak Harbor dentists.
How Do Same-Day Restorations Work?
Damaged teeth cause more than cosmetic damage to your smile. Without proper treatment, deep cracks and cavities threaten your oral health, putting you at risk for gum disease and tooth decay. In these instances, proactive treatment and restoration is critical to getting your smile back to a higher standard of health.
At Whidbey Dental Associates, CEREC® CAD/CAM technology is a revolutionary way we help patients restore their smile in just one visit. After we’ve treated the cause of damage, our Oak Harbor dentists use the CEREC® intraoral camera to take a digital impression of your tooth. Patients appreciate that this digital option replaces the need for traditional impressions.
This model is then uploaded to specialized software, allowing our dentists to design a custom porcelain restoration right in our office. Once we’re satisfied with the design, it’ll be sent to our in-office milling machine for manufacture while you wait.
As soon as the restoration is ready, our dentists will place the restoration into your smile and check for a proper fit. Once our Oak Harbor dentists are satisfied with the results, you’re free to leave our office with a beautifully restored smile.
Same-Day Treatment Options
Part of the advantage of CEREC® treatment is that this restoration method allows our Oak Harbor dentists to provide patients with the unique, reliable restorative care they need quickly. Thanks to this innovative technology, we’re able to create a number of different porcelain restorations, such as crowns and onlays.
As a result, our team is able to treat a variety of dental emergencies and conditions with durable porcelain restorations. Some of the conditions we’ve treated with CEREC® same-day restorations include:
- Deep Cracks
- Deep Cavities
- Teeth Treated with Root Canal Therapy
- Chipped Teeth
- Worn Teeth
CEREC Treatment FAQs
Who is an ideal candidate for a same-day restorations?
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, a same-day restoration or CEREC crown may be the right solution for you. Ideal candidates for same-day treatments are looking to:
- Strengthen a tooth after a root canal
- Eliminate stains or discoloration
- Cover a chipped or cracked tooth
- Replace a missing tooth
Can I whiten a CEREC restoration?
Unfortunately, regular teeth whitening treatments won’t work on dental restorations. Our same-day crowns and other treatments are crafted to mimic the color of your natural teeth to seamlessly blend in with your smile. They’re resistant to staining and discoloration, so you won’t have to worry about whitening your dental restoration.
However, Dr. Wirth offers teeth whitening treatment if you’re looking to brighten your natural teeth to match the shade of your beautiful CEREC crown, onlay, or bridge.
What are my options if my CEREC crown has been damaged?
If your CEREC crown has become damaged, we ask that you don’t try to fix it yourself and contact us immediately to schedule an appointment. our team of doctors will assess the damage to determine whether your crown can be fixed or replaced with a new restoration.
Fortunately, our office Oak Harbor offers same-day dental crowns so you won’t have to worry about hiding your smile another day.
How much do same-day restorations cost?
The cost of same-day restorations varies for each patient and a number of factors, like how many you need, what it’s being used for, and the portion your insurance will cover.
During your initial consultation, we will evaluate your oral health, discuss your smile goals, and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. This will also include a detailed breakdown of the value of your procedure.
Get the Same Day Care You Deserve
We believe in providing patients with high quality care that provides a lasting benefit to their smile. With metal-free CEREC® crowns and onlays, our Oak Harbor dentists can help you regain a healthy, beautiful smile in just one visit. Call Whidbey Dental Associates today to explore your same day restoration options and schedule your next visit.