Get a New Crown During Your Lunch Break
Repair your tooth's health, function, and appearance in as little as 2 hours.
Do you have a damaged tooth but are dreading the thought of repairing it?
It takes weeks to create and place traditional crowns.
With CEREC® crowns, you don’t have to wait. It’s possible to fix your smile in one appointment.
Same-day crowns are a great option if you:
Schedule a consultation for a same-day crown in Durhan, NC.
You’ll save money because your crown will be created and placed in one appointment. No need to spend extra on additional appointments or a temporary crown!
Goodbye Goopy Impressions
You won’t have to undergo one of those messy, uncomfortable impressions. We’ll digitally scan your smile with our special wand.
We’ll custom-match a shade of ceramic so your crown will blend perfectly with your natural smile!
What to Expect with Our CEREC Dentist
Modern equipment: Technology like CEREC lets us offer quicker visits, more comfortable procedures, and longer-lasting results.
Financing options: Don’t let money stop you. We accept multiple payment options to fit your budget. This includes dental insurance and third-party or in-office financing.
Conservative approach: We strive to save as much of your healthy tooth structure as possible. This minimizes drilling and needing more procedures down the road.
Visit us and see how stress-free dentistry can be.
Step 1: Consultation
First, we’ll confirm if a same-day crown is your best option. After prepping and cleaning your tooth, we’ll take a quick digital impression of your smile.
Step 2: Design Tooth
Your 3D scan is transferred to a computer where Dr. Willis designs your new crown. Next, he sends the specifications to our in-house milling machine. This sculpts your crown from a block of tooth-colored ceramic.
Step 3: Smile Again
Dr. Willis will polish and test your tooth’s fit and function. Once you’re happy, he’ll permanently secure the crown in place. You’ll leave our office with a fully restored smile!
‘‘Dr. Stead Willis and his staff provide a professional yet warm and personable dental experience, and I highly recommend them. I recently had two same-day crowns placed, and I couldn't be happier with both the convenience and quality this service provides. If you're not already a patient of Dr. Stead Willis, you should be!’’
Jeffery E., 5-Star Google Review
FAQ About Same-Day Crowns
- How long does a same-day crown take?
A same-day crown takes as little as two hours. You won’t need another appointment either.
Whereas a traditional, lab-made crown takes two weeks and a minimum of two appointments.
- How much does a dental crown cost?
According to the Consumer Guide to Dentistry…Open a new window to the Dentistry Guide…, the average cost of a dental crown ranges between $1,000 to $3,500.
Book a consultation to confirm how much a crown will cost you.
- Does dental insurance cover crowns?
Typically, dental insurance covers a portion of the cost. This includes same-day and traditional crowns.
- Do dental crowns hurt?
No, getting a dental crown doesn’t hurt. If needed, your mouth will be numbed with a local anesthetic to prevent discomfort.
One perk of getting a same-day crown vs. a traditional one is there’s less drilling. CEREC technology is extremely precise, which allows Dr. Willis to save more of your healthy tooth structure.
- How long does a CEREC crown last?
- Are you accepting new patients?
Yes, we always welcome new patients at Stead Willis DMD.
Our office is located in Durham, NC…Open a new window to Google Maps… and serves surrounding areas, including Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Burlington.