Richmond, VA residents discover the cost effective benefits of CEREC crowns
Located in Richmond, VA, Dr. Olivia Hart of Richmond Family Dentistry offers same day crowns to restore chipped teeth. For patients concerned about the cost, the health and convenience benefits of CEREC crowns make them a popular choice to restore the smile quickly and effectively.
What is CEREC?
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Using CAD technology, dentists are able to create crowns during the patient’s appointment. A digital impression of the teeth is taken and then computerized to design the crown. The design is tweaked as necessary so the restoration can be fabricated by the in-office CEREC milling machine. The machine only takes a few minutes to finish the crown. The dentist can then bond to restoration to the patient’s tooth. The entire process is completed in a single dental visit.
Cost effectiveness of CEREC crowns
Many people expect same day crowns to be more expensive because of the speed and benefits over traditional crowns. However, there is usually minimal differences in price. Because the crown is created in-house rather than being sent out, there are no laboratory fees. Plus, you only need one appointment with the dentist. Our practice does work with most traditional insurance companies. Contact your insurance company to determine your covered expenses so you are aware of any out-of-pocket expenses you may have. If you are still concerned about the cost, contact our financial coordinator for details regarding payment plans.
The CEREC advantage
Patients opt for CEREC crowns for a number of reasons including:
- Speed – The entire process is completed in a single office visit.
- Comfort – The restorations are permanent so you do not need temporary crowns.
- Convenience – Your time is valuable. CEREC crowns accommodate your need for speed and comfort.
- Quality – CEREC crowns are durable and natural-looking so they look and act as natural teeth.