One-Visit Dental Crowns

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One-Visit Crowns
Using the CEREC design and milling system, Dr. Tran creates high-quality crowns in just one visit.

Natural-looking, durable crowns in just one visit

At our Poway office, we offer one-visit crowns using the CEREC® system.

CEREC is an acronym for CEramic REConstruction. With the CEREC system’s CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/manufacturing) technology, the doctor can create custom porcelain crowns right in our office.

No more waiting two weeks for your permanent restoration. In just one visit, you’ll walk out with your new final crown!

How CEREC® works

The CEREC machine allows the doctor to custom-design your crown and mill it out of a block of high-quality porcelain in our office. The CEREC procedure is an efficient procedure that eliminates the need for the usual “temporary restorations” that patients are required to wear while their final restorations are being created by an outside lab. With the CEREC machine, your final restorations are designed and milled right in the office while you wait, and there is no need for a second visit.

Fast and easy precision scanning

The procedure begins with creating a digital impression of your mouth using our CEREC Bluecam digital scanner. The scanner takes very precise images which are used to create a virtual 3D model of your teeth.

Custom-designing your crown

Next, the doctor designs your crown using special software on the CEREC system’s design unit. The crown’s shape and position are designed to match your natural teeth and to align properly for a comfortable bite.

Custom-milling your crown

The doctor will use our CEREC milling unit to custom-mill your crown out of a block of high-quality porcelain. The ceramic blocks come in 17 shades so the doctor can match your teeth color accurately. The end result is a crown that is natural-looking in its shape and color.

Adjusting for the perfect match

The doctor can make adjustments to your crown’s size, shape and color as needed right in the office. These modifications take place faster than they could when using an off-site lab.

Benefits of the CEREC® system

  • CEREC restorations can be completed in one visit. After one visit, you’ll walk out with a durable, permanent new porcelain crown. No temporaries and no follow-up appointment required!
  • Natural appearance. The porcelain used for CEREC restorations has the same translucent look as natural teeth. For precise color matching, ceramic blocks come in 17 shades.
  • Strong & durable. CEREC porcelain is strong. With proper maintenance, your CEREC crown can last a long time. This is even true of back teeth, which handle much heavier biting forces.
  • Natural function. Porcelain expands and contracts in the same way that teeth do, making your crown even more like a natural tooth.
  • Accurate matching. Since the doctor can digitally scan, design, mill and make modifications right in our office, it’s easy to create accurate crowns that match your teeth.
  • Biocompatible.  Our CEREC crowns are milled out of a single block of biocompatible porcelain, so there is no other material, including metal, inside of it.

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CEREC® Testimonial

Patient Testimonials“I would highly recommend Dr. Tran’s service to my family and friends.”

“I’ve been coming to see Dr. Tran for a few years now for my basic dental cleaning. I always enjoy the staff because they are so all friendly and make me very comfortable.

“Recently I had a CEREC crown procedure. The results are to my satisfaction.

“I would highly recommend Dr. Tran’s service to my family and friends.”

—Julia, CEREC Crowns

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To make an appointment, call 619‑831‑8832 (San Diego), 858‑842‑5850 (Poway), 858-421-4933 (Sorrento Valley) or Click Here to request an appointment online.

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619-831‑8832 (San Diego)
858‑842‑5850 (Poway)
858-412-4933  (Sorrento Valley)

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