Same Day CEREC Crowns

CEREC Technology

CEREC or Ceramic Restoration, technology offers same-day crowns and tooth restoration. Developed by Swiss doctors in the 1980’s, this technology greatly improves the speed and precision of traditional crowns.

Traditional crowns generally take a few visits. One visit to take a mold of your mouth and to make temporary crowns. Then, time to send the mold to the lab. At the lab, they fabricate your crown, then they ship it back to your dentist’s office. Finally, you have another appointment to place the restoration in the remaining tooth structure.

However, with CEREC technology at Ann Arbor Smiles, you can skip the messy impressions, the need for temporaries, and the wait time. CEREC technology provides you with an option for same-day crowns.

CEREC Procedure

With advanced digital techniques, the dentist can take a digital impression of your mouth with an intraoral camera. This camera scans the inside of your mouth without the discomfort, taste, or ‘gag reflex’ of the traditional impression putty. This digital camera scans your mouth, teeth, and gums and creates a digital full-color 3D model. With this model, the dentist can design a restoration quickly and completely without compromising precision or beauty.

After the model of your mouth is made, the dentist uses computer aided design (CAD/CAM) to 3D print or mills your restoration from a ceramic block. Ceramic crowns provide a tooth-like physical and aesthetic quality that outperforms the look and feel of metal or gold.

When your restoration is complete, it seated and adhered to the remaining tooth structure.

CEREC technology allows this entire process to be done at Ann Arbor Smiles, saving you time and letting you go back to work sooner.

To know if you qualify for CEREC or same-day crown service, please contact Ann Arbor Smiles to schedule a consultation.

Insurance Options

Most Insurance Plans Accepted
Delta Dental
Care Credit
Smiles Dental Savings Plan

Flexible Hours

Monday: 7 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 2 PM
Saturday: 8 - 12 PM

Convenient Locations

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A message regarding COVID-19

We are committed to your health and safety.

After serving our community as dental professionals for so many years, we recognize the importance of continuing to serve you reliably, safely, and compliantly at all times.

Our governing body has issued a recommendation that all non-essential and elective dental services should be suspended while emergency treatment will still continue.

If you have an appointment scheduled with us, we will be calling you to reschedule your appointment.
If you have a dental emergency, please call (734) 677-8700.

Nothing is more important to us than protecting the health and safety of you, your family, all our patients, team members, and community. As soon as we are safely and compliantly able to reopen for preventive and routine care, we will be reaching out to schedule patients again. We are hopeful that we will speak with you mid-April!

We are grateful for your loyalty and appreciate the privilege of serving you.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please call us – we're always happy to help!

With care and respect,
Your team at Ann Arbor Smiles