Same-Day Dental Crowns in Lake Charles, LA

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A dental crown can cover a tooth that has suffered from damage and decay too extensive to repair with a dental filling. With advanced CEREC technology, we are able to provide same-day crowns at our Lake Charles, LA, office. In a single appointment you can undergo treatment and receive a lifelike, durable restoration for a healthy, natural-looking smile.

When you come to our office, you can rest assured that we will provide you with quality care and beautiful results. Dr. Edward J. Hebert and Dr. Scott M. Hannaman have completed extensive training through CEREC and are dedicated to providing the personalized care you deserve.

CEREC technology at our Lake Charles, LA dental practice allows us to design and create your same-day crown within our office, eliminating waiting times and the need for temporaries.

For your convenience, we’ve listed some of the most common questions we hear about CEREC crowns below. Peruse this information to learn more about CEREC same-day dental crowns, then let us know if you have additional questions.

What are CEREC dental restorations?

CEREC is an acronym that means Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. It refers to the CAD/CAM technology that allows us to fabricate restorations while you wait. In the same dental appointment, Dr. Hebert or Dr. Hannaman will digitally scan your teeth, prepare them to receive the crown, and place the new restorations in your mouth after fabrication is complete.

Now you won’t have to worry about dealing with a temporary dental crown and scheduling a follow-up appointment. You will leave our Lake Charles, LA dental practice with a beautiful crown—all in the same day.

What are some of the unique benefits of same-day crowns?

A crown is designed to not only blend with the shade and shape of your smile, but also to restore full function to your tooth, maintaining your bite and alignment. For many patients, we are able to provide lifelike CEREC crowns in a single appointment. These crowns can provide significant benefits.

In addition to more convenient treatment, this advanced technology allows Drs. Hebert and Hannaman to provide more conservative treatment. They can preserve more of your natural tooth structure for more comfortable procedures and stronger teeth. You can also avoid the need to undergo multiple procedures to place and remove temporaries, ensuring your comfort.

Any of our patients who have ever had a traditional dental crown that was made in a lab will appreciate these benefits of CEREC same-day crowns:

  • There is no uncomfortable paste needed to make an impression. We can do this digitally, for a much more comfortable experience.
  • Since you will come to our Lake Charles, LA dental office just once to get your crown, you will only need one injection.
  • No temporary crown is needed, so you won’t have to deal with that potential inconvenience.
  • You won’t have to make time for two appointments; just one appointment for your crown—and you’re done.

What is the treatment process for same-day crowns?

If you have suffered from trauma or decay, Dr. Hebert or Dr. Hannaman will first remove all damaged tissue and prepare your tooth, creating a stable foundation before creating your dental crown.

Step 1—Scanning and Designs

The CEREC system at our Lake Charles, LA dental office uses digital, 3-D scanners to capture highly detailed images of your teeth. Using these scans, our doctors can custom design a restoration made for your exact specifications from a chair-side computer. Drs. Hebert and Hannaman can answer any of your questions and ensure you understand all the details of your treatment.

Step 2—Fabrication

Once the designs for your crown are complete, they will be sent to our in-house milling unit. We will select a solid block of porcelain that is a near-perfect match to your natural teeth. The milling unit will then carve your restoration from this porcelain in less than 15 minutes. You can take this time to relax, knowing your treatment will soon be complete.

Step 3—Placement

Once your crown is finished, Dr. Hannaman or Dr. Hebert will place it over your tooth and make sure that it is comfortable and fits well before bonding it firmly in place. We will also make any adjustments to the grooves or bite as necessary to ensure the best results. In a single appointment, our top Lake Charles, LA dentist can restore your oral health and you can leave our office with a strong, natural-looking, complete smile.

Are CEREC crowns more expensive than traditional dental crowns?

You might think that this high-tech convenience also means a high price tag, but the cost of a same-day CEREC crown is about the same as a traditional dental crown. And the convenience that comes along with that is priceless! You won’t have to take the time out of your busy schedule for two dental appointments—nor will you have to deal with the inconvenience of wearing a temporary dental crown while you wait for a permanent one.

Will my insurance cover the cost of my CEREC dental crown?

Most of our Lake Charles, LA dental patients find that their dental insurance plans will also cover at least a portion of their CEREC dental crown. At Scott M. Hannaman, DDS, we want to provide you with the best quality of dental care available as well as the most convenient financial options. We will work with you to ensure that your insurance benefits are maximized.

Although we are not contracted with any particular insurance, we will file on your behalf to help things go more smoothly. Be sure to bring along your insurance card to your dental appointment.

Be sure to let us know if you have any questions!

How can I pay for my CEREC dental crown if I don’t have dental insurance?

We don’t want the lack of dental insurance to prevent patients from getting the dental treatment they need—and deserve. To that end, we offer the following options:

woman smiling | lake charles laIn-house financing—We offer in-office financing for some of our dental procedures. Ask one of our friendly team members for details.

Third-party financing—With CareCredit, which is a healthcare credit card, you can set up a low- or no-interest payment plan to pay for needed dental treatment. Applying is easy, and you’ll have your answer within minutes. Just ask one of our friendly team members if you need help.

We accept the following payment methods:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • CareCredit
  • In-house financing

What should I do if I want to get a same-day dental crown?

Just give us a call! With a same-day dental crown at our Lake Charles, LA dental office, you can renew your smile and eat all your favorite foods again after just one visit to our practice. Contact us online or call us at (337) 474-4892 to undergo convenient, state-of-the-art treatment.