FAQs: What are CEREC Restorations?


At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we understand that our patients have busy schedules. In fact, many have difficulty finding time in their hectic days to schedule dental treatment. To ease the pressure, Dr. Calcagno and Dr. Heimer offer same-day restorations with CEREC technology. Patients in Rochester MN can enjoy dental crowns that are designed and placed in one visit.

Frequently Asked Questions About Rochester MN CEREC Restorations

Question: What are same-day crowns?

Answer: These are dental restorations that are designed and fabricated with the help of advanced technology. We employ the CEREC machine to mill dental crowns in one visit.

Question: How do I receive Rochester MN CEREC restorations?

Answer: First, we will prepare the tooth by removing a small amount of structure. Then, we will take images of your tooth, which will be used to create a 3D model. The model will then be uploaded into the CEREC machines, along with the doctor’s specifications. The machine then creates the dental crown from a solid block of ceramic.

Question: How do I care for my new dental crowns?

Answer: You should offer the same level of care you would for your natural teeth. Each day, you should brush twice and floss once. You should also undergo routine dental cleanings twice a year. Checkup will allow Dr. Calcagno or Dr. Heimer to assess the strength and appearance of your restorations. While ceramic is stain resistant, you should still cut back on foods high in sugar and drinks containing dark pigments to preserve the beauty of your dental crowns.

Question: When does Dr. Calcagno or Dr. Heimer recommend restorations?

Answer: We may suggest a crown for a tooth that has become damaged due to injury or severe decay. This treatment protects the remaining tooth structure while preventing further caries or infection.


Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offer expert services including teeth whitening, Six Month Smiles, Invisalign, root canals, and pediatric dentistry. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 218-8936. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and Dr. Kara Heimer welcome and serve patients from Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and the surrounding communities.