FAQs: Obtain Quality Restorations in a Day

Do you require a dental crown to restore a damaged or decayed tooth? If so, you probably assume this means multiple office visits and maybe even a brief stint wearing a temporary restoration. Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we offer same day crowns in Rochester MN.

Frequently Asked Questions About Same Day Crowns in Rochester MN

Question: How does CEREC work?

Answer: First, we will prepare the tooth and then take pictures of it with an advanced introaoral camera. Using these images, a 3D model of your tooth will be created and a restoration designed. We upload this material into the CEREC machine, where a crown will be fabricated from a solid block of dental ceramic. Once the crown is complete, we check the fit and place the crown, all in one visit.

Question: Who qualifies for this procedure?

Answer: We recommend this procedure for anyone who requires a dental crown. Since we use ceramic, we typically place these crowns on teeth near the front of the mouth.

Question: What situations require a crown?

Answer: We may place a restoration if a tooth has become broken, fractured, or suffers from advanced tooth decay. A dental crown can also be used to strengthen a tooth following a root canal treatment. In addition, we can use this form of restoration to replace missing teeth by anchoring a dental bridge into place or topping a single tooth dental implant. Finally, crowns can be used to address cosmetic issues, such as malformed teeth or permanent discoloration.

Question: Will my restoration look natural?

Answer: Yes. Ceramic mimics the appearance of natural tooth structure, so your new crown will blend seamlessly with your smile.


Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offer expert services including teeth whitening, Six Month Smiles, root canals, pediatric dentistry, and same day crowns in Rochester MN. 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.