How Long Do Dental Restorations Take?

Do you have a tooth in need of a restoration? How long do dental restorations take? Whether you need one for cosmetic or restorative means, finding time for multiple office visits can be very difficult. Fortunately, we can place a dental crown or a veneer in just one visit. With same day dentistry, you can enjoy a whole smile without crowding your already busy schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions About Same-Day Dentistry in Rochester, MN

Question: When do I need restoration?

Answer: We often recommend a dental crown if a tooth becomes broken or develops a severe cavity. They can also be used to restore teeth following a root canal procedure or replace lost teeth by topping dental implants and anchoring dental bridges into place. A veneer is placed over the front of a tooth in order to address various cosmetic issues, including discoloration or damage.

Question: Can I receive a crown in one-visit?

Answer: Yes. We use CEREC technology to create and place a porcelain crown in just one visit. Our crowns are deigned to withstand powerful bite forces and offer a lifelike, metal-free appearance.

Question: How long does dental bonding take?

Answer: Another example of a same day treatment is dental bonding. Using the same material as a dental filling, we buildup lost tooth structure following an accident. We can shade the material to ensure your repaired tooth looks completely natural.

Question: What does veneer placement involve?

Answer: Placing a veneer begins with tooth reparation. We remove a small amount of structure from teeth receiving a restoration. We then take digital impressions using intraoral cameras. After the veneer is designed, the restoration is crafted from a solid block of ceramic with the CEREC machine. We then place the veneer with a powerful adhesive in the same visit.


Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offer expert services including dental implants, Six Month Smiles, pediatric dentistry, root canals, and teeth whitening 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.