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How to Fix Your Dental Crown in One Visit with CEREC (Video)

Gif of a working CEREC machine creating a crown

The last time you had a broken, chipped, or cracked tooth, how long did you have to wait to fix your dental crown? What if you knew of a Wichita dentist’s office where you could get a high-quality, beautiful, and permanent dental crown in just a couple hours?

Nobody likes being at the dentist longer than they have to. But when you have a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth, you have to get proper care ASAP to repair your tooth with a custom-fit dental crown; otherwise, you risk damaging the tooth’s root and may even lose it!

Learn how you can fix your dental crown in just one visit with CEREC same-day technology.

Fixing dental crowns the old fashioned way

Back in the day, this process of designing, creating, and placing a dental crown used to take about two weeks.

On a typical day, you could be chewing on some pistachios or accidentally bite a tiny bone in your meal until suddenly, you feel a sharp pain pulsing into your jaw and neck.

After trying to live with the pain for a few days, you gave into the voice of wisdom and decided to visit your dentist.

The dentist would then take a look at your tooth and perform any needed cleanup work. After prepping the area, the dentist would then place a gooey clay-like mold for you to bite into and then ask that you hold your mouth wide open for approximately two minutes (which felt like an eternity).

The doctor sends your impression to the dental lab to get working on your new replacement tooth (a.k.a. dental crown).

Formerly, you would have to wait about two weeks with an uncomfortable and very noticeable temporary fix until your permanent dental crown was complete.

At that time, you would return for yet another visit to set the restoration in its place correctly and permanently, if the one sent by the lab was correct. If the dental crown didn’t fit, then you would repeat the whole process until they got it right.

But today, dental technology has sped up the process amazingly! What used to take weeks now takes just hours.

Get back to life sooner with CEREC dental crowns in just one visit.

Fixing dental crowns today with CEREC

Today, our advanced CEREC technology… This text opens the Colgate CEREC article in a new tab … allows you to get a brand new, functional, and beautiful dental crown in just one visit!

This incredible CEREC machine can craft high-quality and natural-looking crowns in a few minutes, right here in our office! Yes, that means you can schedule a visit with our Wichita cosmetic dentist, Dr. James Volker, and have your tooth restored with a permanent crown in just a couple of hours.

You no longer have to wear uncomfortable temporary prosthetics for two weeks, and you don’t have to go through multiple appointments to restore your smile.


Advanced technology + comfortable care = Win, win

We are proud to offer advanced comprehensive dentistry technology options like CEREC to our patients. These innovations let us provide you with treatment that is faster, more effective, and more comfortable.

Who doesn’t want that?

Our team puts the health and comfort of our patients first in all we do.

How do we do it?

Personal attention and offering the best care modern-day dentistry provides.

Watch this short video to see some of the ways we help our patients, young and old, to have a great dental experience at Smile Connections.

Fix your dental crown in just one visit

Let’s face it: Nobody looks forward to needing a dental crown.

If your smile needs some restorative work, and you live in Wichita, Eastborough, Oaklawn-Sunview, Maize, Bel Aire, Park City, Goddard, Andale, Colwich, Clearwater, or Andover, KS,  then we recommend you schedule an appointment with our restorative dentistry experts. They can determine the best and easiest way to restore your smile’s beauty and health.

The advanced CEREC dental crown and restoration technology, coupled with our gentle techniques will make your visit quick and painless so you can get back to living life with a confident smile.

Or contact us by one of these other convenient means:

  • Call us and talk with one of our friendly team members directly
  • Email us and let us know how we can help you


This post was originally published in 2017 and has been completely revamped for comprehensiveness and timeliness.