One Hour. One Visit.
How a single visit for custom crowns can transform your smile
Dental crowns are used to cap a dental implant or a tooth that had a root canal procedure. We start by using an intraoral camera and computer-aided design to create a 3D model of your damaged tooth. A model for your crown is then created before we use a CEREC machine to create the same-day crown right in our office. When it’s ready, we’ll prepare your tooth and bond the new crown.
Benefits of CEREC Crowns
Fewer visits & less time at the dentist
Other types of tooth crowns typically require multiple visits to the dentist. Some dentists will make a mold of your tooth and refer you to a specialist to drill the tooth and put in a temporary crown. Then you have to come back a third time to have your permanent crown installed. At Tanty, this whole process is done in just a single visit.
No temporary crown
Because crowns are made right here at our dental clinic, there’s no reason to install an uncomfortable temporary crown. This saves you time and prevents you from having to get your teeth drilled twice.
Using intraoral cameras and digital CAD models ensures the best possible fit for your new crown. We use the 3D model of your teeth to have the CEREC machine create a durable new crown that functions just like a real tooth.
Longer lasting restorations
Typical dental crowns last an average of around 5 years before they need to be replaced or rebonded. Because CEREC crowns fit better, they can last as long as 15 years.
CEREC Crowns vs. Traditional Crowns
CEREC crowns use the latest advancements in dental technology to cut out the added effort and time required to crown a tooth. There are no temporary crowns or uncomfortable impressions of your mouth required. While the process of a traditional crown can take weeks, obtaining a CEREC crown only takes 1-2 hours. As an added bonus, your crown will be made of ceramic or resin, providing a more natural feel in your mouth compared to traditional crowns made of metal.
How affordable are dental crowns in Wisconsin?
CEREC same day crowns cost an average of $1,200 to $1,700 per tooth in Wisconsin. The upfront cost is higher than traditional porcelain crowns, which can cost between $800 and $1,400 per tooth. The benefits of CEREC crowns are that the installation procedure is much quicker and more comfortable, and the better fit results in a bond that lasts 2 to 3 times longer.
Most dental plans have maximum annual coverage of $1,000 to $1,500. If the crown is considered to be a restoration procedure and not cosmetic, it is usually covered by insurance. Any costs not covered by insurance may be able to be covered through Care Credit.
Contact our staff for more information on dental crowns in Pewaukee, Big Bend, Saylesville, Genesee, Vernon and throughout Waukesha County.
Dental Crown FAQs
Do crowns hurt?
When you have dental crowns installed, the area is typically numbed with a local anesthetic, meaning there is no pain throughout the procedure. Crowns are commonly installed after restorative procedures like root canals and dental implants. During a root canal procedure, the pulp of your root canal that is responsible for sensing pain is removed, so you won't feel pain after the procedure. Crowns are only installed on dental implants when the bone has a chance to grow around the post, so there will be no recovery pain for implant crowns either.
Are crowns covered by insurance?
Dental insurance will help cover the cost of crowns when they are considered medically necessary. Most insurance plans will cover around 50% of the procedure cost. If you have only recently gotten dental insurance, you may be subject to a waiting period before crowns are covered. Patients can help offset the upfront cost of dental crowns with payment plans through Care Credit.
Are crowns better than implants?
Crowns are usually installed after a root canal or on top of a dental implant. Root canals are often recommended for a severely decayed tooth as the best way to save as much of your natural tooth as possible. It is a more affordable option and leaves the door open for future cosmetic procedures like getting clear aligners. Clear aligners can usually move a tooth that has had a root canal just fine, but cannot reposition a dental implant.
Are crowns better than veneers?
Both dental crowns and veneers can be color-matched to your existing teeth or brightened to your desired shade. However, the intended purpose is different for crowns and veneers. Crowns are meant to replace severely decayed or missing teeth, while veneers are installed over existing teeth to improve their appearance.
How much do crowns cost in Wisconsin?
Tanty Family Dental uses CEREC same-day crowns to ensure the best possible fit and the longest-lasting results. CEREC crowns cost an average of $1,200 to $1,700. Although this is higher than the cost of traditional crowns, they will be bonded stronger and last longer, saving money in the long run. Insurance usually covers some of the cost of dental crowns, and Care Credit payment plans can help patients cover the rest.
How long do crowns last?
Most dental crowns will last between five and 15 years, depending on the strength of the bond and how well the crown fits. At Tanty Family Dental, we use the latest dental technology including 3D X-rays and intraoral cameras to design the perfect-fitting crown. We then shape the crown right here in our office using our same-day CEREC crown-making machine so you don't have to come back for an additional visit!