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1835 Cynthia Ln
Merrick, NY 11566
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1835 Cynthia Ln
Merrick, NY 11566

CEREC Crowns in Merrick, NY

Dental Crowns
Elite Family Dental Care offers CEREC crowns in Merrick, NY. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 516-608-0001.

What are CEREC Crowns?

A cutting-edge dental technology that allows dentists to custom-manufacture crowns onsite, CEREC crowns are made from a high-quality dental material that matches the natural color of your teeth. Commonly called “same-day crowns,” the name derives from CERamic REConstruction.

We have this technology in our office, so multiple appointments to cap a damaged tooth with a crown are no longer necessary – a damaged tooth can be restored to health in a single visit.

Same-Day Crowns Using CAD/CAM Technology

CEREC crowns use additional innovative technology known as CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and manufacturing). CAD/CAM makes use of a camera, computer, and milling machine. To create a same-day crown, a 3-D digital image of the tooth allows your dentist to leverage CAD technology to design your crown. The milling machine then manufactures your custom crown while you wait.

Benefits of CEREC Crowns

CEREC crowns are ideal restorations for many patients. Benefits of a same-day crown include:

  • Tooth restoration in a single visit
  • Tooth-colored restoration (no silver, or other alloys)
  • Anti-abrasive
  • Plaque-resistant
  • Durable
  • Eliminates the need for a temporary crown
  • Precise fit
  • Matches natural teeth in size and shape
  • Similar price as crowns made in an off-site lab
  • Low maintenance
Uses for CEREC Crowns

Same-day CEREC crowns have a variety of applications, including:

  • Restoring chipped teeth
  • Restoring fractured teeth
  • Anchoring a dental bridge
  • Restoration of a tooth weakened by a large cavity
  • Completing a root canal

Why Choose Us?

Elite Family Dental Care is consistently at the forefront of innovative dental technologies. The reason? We aim to make dental care as stress-free as possible. By eliminating the wait time associated with off-site lab manufacturing, we also reduce the number of dental appointments needed to restore a damaged tooth. These high-tech tools allow for painless scans – and no messy putty is necessary for dental impressions. CEREC crowns eliminate the need to wear a temporary crown for weeks while waiting for your permanent crown. Instead, your entire restoration is completed in a single visit.

Dr. Stanescu and Dr. Annapolen are highly skilled, experienced and compassionate restorative dentists. We understand that for many people a visit to the dentist can be frightening or stressful. Our practice has invested in the latest dental technology in order to make dental treatments faster, less invasive, more comfortable, and more effective than ever.

FAQs About CEREC Crowns

How long will a CEREC crown last?

With good oral hygiene habits and regular dental visits, your same-day crown can be expected to last for a very long time. Our practice actually offers a LIFETIME guarantee! Note: To retain this guarantee, you must keep all of your check-up appointments.

Will insurance cover a CEREC same-day crown?

If your dental policy offers coverage for a traditional crown, they may offer the same type of coverage for a CEREC crown. Check with your insurance company to confirm coverage.

Is a same-day crown as strong as other crowns?

Traditional crowns generally use a metal alloy, gold, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. CEREC crowns are made of ceramic resin. However, evidence shows that CEREC crowns are very durable and function equally as well as traditional crowns.

How long does it take to get a CEREC crown?

You should plan to spend about two hours at the dentist for your CEREC crown. This allows time for the digital imaging, manufacturing, and precise placement of your CEREC crown.

Are CEREC crowns more expensive than other crowns?

Not necessarily. In fact, CEREC crowns are comparable in price to traditional crowns. But you eliminate the need for multiple visits, so you certainly save time.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 516-608-0001.

Elite Family Dental Care

1835 Cynthia Ln
Merrick, NY 11566
Read more about our dental services

Cosmetic Dentistry
Our experienced dentists help patients enhance their smiles by offering the latest in cosmetic treatments including Zoom! teeth whitening, Invisalign, and natural-looking dental implants.

Restorative Dentistry
Restorative treatments preserve your natural teeth wherever possible. Whether it be tooth-colored fillings, same-day crowns (made in our onsite dental lab), or natural-looking dental implants – our team will restore your smile to health and beauty by leveraging the recent advancements in dental technologies.

Dental Implants
As the premium option for replacing missing teeth, dental implants not only improve the appearance of your smile, they also improve your oral and overall health. Matching your natural teeth in color, size and shape, dental implants help restore your bite force, preserve your jawbone, and improve your confidence.

Invisalign offers discretion, comfort, and freedom to enjoy your favorite foods – all while getting a perfectly aligned smile. Our dentists have years of specialized experience in using these clear aligners to create beautiful, brilliant smiles.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening
Painless, professional-grade teeth whitening gives patients a megawatt smile – in just a single visit. Safer and more effective than store-bought whitening kits, Zoom! teeth whitening can bring out the best in your smile in just about an hour.

Periodontal Disease
Gum disease has the potential to lead to serious health problems. Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment for periodontal disease are essential to maintaining good oral health – and overall health.

CEREC Crowns
CEREC crowns – also known as same-day crowns – are available at Elite Family Dental Care. Using computer assisted design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM), your permanent crown can be made while you wait, eliminating the need for multiple visits to restore a damaged tooth.

Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screenings are included in our preventative dental care. At your bi-annual checkup, you will be screened for any warning signs. Our digital imaging technologies also allow for the identification of symptoms beneath the surface of the mouth, cheeks, and gums.

Emergency Dentistry
Emergency dental services are available for patients who experience a loose crown, knocked-out tooth, or trauma to the teeth and jaws.