Can I Receive Same Day Crowns?

Repairing and improving your teeth may be important, but that doesn’t make finding the time for multiple dental visits any easier. As part of our dedication to providing high-quality dental care to all of our patients, we offer same day dental crowns using the highly-advanced CEREC dental restoration system. If you need a dental crown, then you may be eligible to receive a CEREC same day crown instead of waiting days or weeks for one to be crafted and then placed.

How Does CEREC Work?

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, and involves technology that allows us to carefully measure, craft, and place lifelike porcelain dental crowns in our office, in a single day. Your teeth and mouth will be measured using digital imaging technology, and the digital measurements will be sent to an onsite milling machine to craft the custom crown. Rather than sending the measurements to a trusted dental lab and waiting for the crown to be made and sent back, CEREC’s CAD-CAM technology lets us restore your tooth in just a couple of visits.

Who Qualifies?

If you qualify for a porcelain dental crown, then you likely qualify for a CEREC same day crown. For instance, a CEREC crown may be recommended if you have a tooth that is;

  • Chipped
  • Cracked
  • Stained or discolored
  • Treated with a dental filling, or with root canal therapy
  • Lost or knocked out (a dental crown can be attached to a dental implant to replace a lost tooth)

The Benefits of Same Day Crowns

X08035_1Time management is a major benefit of same day dental crowns. By reducing the number of visits needed, as well as wait time between your initial consultation and the placing of your crown, CEREC restorations allow you to restore your smile without having to move your schedule around too much. The porcelain is designed to blend in with your natural tooth structure, mimicking both the color and shine of your healthy teeth and creating a more realistic final result than metal restorations.


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.