In today’s fast-paced world, dental treatments need to be both efficient and effective. At Restoration Dental in Mesa, AZ, we specialize in providing same-day dental crowns using the revolutionary CEREC technology. Here, we’ll explore how this innovative approach compares to traditional crowns in terms of convenience, durability, and aesthetics.

What are the main differences between CEREC crowns and traditional crowns?

The primary distinction between CEREC and traditional crowns lies in their creation and fitting process. CEREC crowns are made using a sophisticated system that combines digital imaging and on-site milling machines. This technology allows us to design, create, and fit your crown in a single appointment. Traditional crowns, however, require a dental impression to be sent to a lab where the crown is manufactured. This process can take weeks and often requires patients to wear a temporary crown in the interim.

How long does it take to get a CEREC crown compared to a traditional crown?

CEREC crowns are known as “same-day crowns” for a reason. The entire process—from digital scanning to the milling and placement of the crown—occurs in a single visit, usually within a couple of hours. In contrast, traditional crowns typically require at least two appointments spread over several weeks. The first visit involves preparing the tooth and taking an impression, followed by a period of wearing a temporary crown while the permanent one is made in a dental lab.

Are there differences in durability and appearance between CEREC and traditional crowns?

Both CEREC and traditional crowns are designed to mimic the look and feel of natural teeth, but there are notable differences in materials and manufacturing processes. CEREC crowns are milled from a single block of high-quality ceramic, ensuring that they are strong and have a uniform appearance. They are less likely to have imperfections that can occur in traditional crowns, which may be layered and created from various materials. Additionally, the precision of digital measurements used to make CEREC crowns often results in a better fit and more natural look compared to traditional crowns, which are sometimes more vulnerable to color mismatches and less precise fittings.

One Visit, One Crown, One Brilliant Smile

Our dedicated team is committed to leveraging advanced technologies to provide efficient, high-quality care. With same-day CEREC crowns, you can enjoy a quicker, more comfortable process with results that look and feel natural. If you’re in Mesa, AZ, and looking for a dental solution that respects your time and needs, contact Restoration Dental. Let us restore your smile with efficiency and elegance.

Fadi Naioom


I am Dr. Fadi Naioom, a dedicated dentist who graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in 2014. After realizing my dream of opening my own dental office in Phoenix Valley amidst the 2020 pandemic, I have committed myself to delivering personalized, comprehensive dental care to my patients. Beyond dentistry, I am a family man and a movie enthusiast, appreciating every moment I spend with my wife Mary and our two children, Micah and Emma.