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What Are Dental Crowns?

If you have a severely decayed or damaged tooth, a dental crown protects it. Dental crowns restore the tooth’s shape and strength, allowing you to perform everyday activities such as eating and speaking confidently.

If you’ve had a dental crown, you know the hassle:

  • Completing the entire treatment in 2-3 appointments, making you take more time off work
  • Wearing uncomfortable, ill-fitting temporaries for 2-3 weeks
  • Undergoing gooey impressions

With CEREC technology, those days are in the past! Watch our video to learn why.

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How Same-Day Crowns Help You Smile Faster:

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Save Time and Money

Same-day restorations eliminate the need for multiple appointments, saving you both time AND money since you avoid the expense of extra office visits.

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Long-Lasting Results
CEREC crowns may be fast, but there’s no compromise on quality! CEREC crowns are made from top-quality, durable materials. When properly cared for, they can last for decades.
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Perfect Fit
We use our 3D CAD/CAM imaging technology to create a highly-accurate blueprint of your mouth. Our in-house milling machine then custom shapes your new crown for a precise, accurate fit.
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Gorgeous Results
Each same-day dental crown is custom-designed to fit perfectly with your natural smile. The high-quality material is color-matched to your surrounding teeth, so your new crown will look beautiful and natural!
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No Messy Impressions
Traditional dental crowns often require goopy, gag-worthy manual impressions. Not with CEREC! We complete impressions digitally using advanced imaging technology.
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No Temporaries
Since we design and craft your custom crown in-house in a single visit, there isn’t any need to wear a temporary crown between multiple visits.

How We Craft Dental Crowns in 1 Hour

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Digital Impressions

First, Dr. Justin Griffin uses a small wand to take digital impressions of your damaged tooth.

The impressions are transferred to a computer, creating a 3D model of your tooth.

Dr. Griffin will use this model to plan and craft your new tooth – all done digitally!

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Design + Placement

Then, your new tooth design is transferred to our milling machine, which is right in our office.

You’ll watch the machine create your new dental crown – color-matched to your smile – right before your eyes.

Once done, Dr. Griffin will immediately place and restore the same-day crown over your damaged tooth, repairing it.

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Leave Smiling

Just like that, you’ll walk out of our office with your new permanent crown.

Now your damaged tooth is beautifully restored and functioning again.

‘‘I had a custom-made crown prepared and fitted in one day! The cost was the same as at a traditional dentist’s office. While you wait in the dentist’s chair, you are treated to a built-in massage feature and a TV with your own remote and earphones.’’

– Nancy H., Actual Patient

‘‘Dr. Griffin and his team are simply the best in the business! I was unhappy with work done by a previous dentist. My crowns were not symmetrical, poorly positioned, and off in color. Dr. Griffin went above and beyond to make sure my expectations were met, and I’m in love with my new smile!’’

– SC, Actual Patient

Meet the CEREC Craftsman

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My personal mission is to help people smile more on the outside and on the inside.

Dr. Griffin jumps at every opportunity to enhance your dental experience and make it extraordinary.

This includes investing in modern technologies. Ones that revolutionize dentistry, so your procedures are easier, more comfortable, and faster.

With Dr. Griffin, you can expect:

  • Exceptional, non-compromising results
  • Highly personalized experience
  • Virtually painless treatment

This dedication is why patients regularly travel from out of town (sometimes out of state!) to seek his care.

Dr. Justin Griffin

Have Questions About Traditional Crowns vs. Same-Day CEREC Crowns?

Same Day vs. Traditional Crowns ebook download preview

We’ve got you covered in our FREE eBook!

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Five biggest reasons the type of material in your crown matters
  • Six biggest drawbacks to traditional crowns
  • Eight incredible advantages of same-day crowns
  • Two scenarios when same-day crowns might NOT be the best choice

After reading our eBook, you’ll be better informed about the differences between CEREC same-day crowns and traditional crowns. You’ll be well-equipped to make the right decision for you.

What do you have to lose? It’s FREE!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are same-day crowns right for me?

    Each patient has unique needs and considerations.

    Our free eBook is a great detailed resource to help you better understand whether CEREC crowns are the right choice for you. Our goal is always for you to feel empowered, informed, and in control.

    When you come in for your appointment, Dr. Griffin will examine your smile and discuss recommendations specific to you. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and address any concerns.

  • Are CEREC crowns covered by insurance?

    Your insurance company will typically cover the same benefits for CEREC crowns as it does for traditional crowns. Our team is happy to assist you in understanding your benefits and verifying coverage in advance.

    Costs shouldn’t stop you from getting the high-quality crowns you need. We offer many convenient, flexible payment options to fit your budget, including credit cards and financing through CareCredit…Opens in a new window to CareCredit homepage….

    You can learn more on our New Patients page. Don’t hesitate to give our office a call with questions: 803-788-0099.

  • What kind of crown materials do you offer? What material is right for me?

    We offer several types of crown materials to fit each patient’s unique needs. When deciding what material is best for you, we’ll consider specific medical concerns, aesthetics, preservation, and overall cost.

    Some of the materials could include:

    • Full white or yellow gold
    • Porcelain fused to metal
    • Full zirconium
    • Porcelain fused to zirconium

    When you come in for your appointment, Dr. Griffin will discuss these options with you and make recommendations specific to your needs.

Don’t see an answer here? Just give us a call or send us a message. Our friendly team will help you out.

Tips on Dental Crowns

A crown is a part of your smile, and we want it to last for years. That’s why we’ve created blogs and vlogs about it.

Here are some resources to check out:

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Did You Lose a Crown? [Video]
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How CEREC Is Done [Infographic]

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The Future of Dentistry Is Now

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