It is not uncommon for people to feel stressed out and anxious about visiting the dentist. One of the biggest areas of concern people have is whether or not they have a cavity, and if so, what kind of treatment they will have to undergo. Thanks to innovation in dentistry, tooth restoration is much easier, more convenient, more accurate, and overall more enjoyable for patients. CEREC same-day crowns are an incredibly effective crown restoration system that allows patients to receive a custom-fitted tooth in a matter of hours. No longer do patients have to worry about returning to the dentist in a couple of weeks to see if the new crown fits. With the CEREC same-day crown system, patients will have all their dental restoration needs met in a convenient and long-lasting manner. In many cases, large metal fillings can destroy the tooth structure or fillings can leak and break, causing the dentist to try and replace these with “tooth-colored fillings”. This is not a good option and is only temporary because the fillings shrink and break down within a short span, which means the patient must return for another visit. In some cases, root canal therapy may be necessary. By using the CEREC same-day crown system, we can offer a much more conservative and permanent approach to restoring these teeth and saving valuable tooth structure.


Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Las Colinas uses CEREC equipment, which allows us to create natural-looking ceramic fillings on-site, in just one visit. Using a digital camera to capture an optical image of the damaged tooth, we are then able to design the perfect restoration using CAD software and tooth-colored ceramic in under an hour. Gone are the days of being fitted with a temporary crown and having to make room in your busy schedule for yet another visit to the dentist.

One option within the CEREC same-day crown system is ¾ crowns, onlays, and inlays. In just one visit with Dr. Naik’s CEREC omnicam, a patient’s old metal fillings can be removed and restored with a permanent and aesthetically-pleasing porcelain or ceramic ¾ restoration. There are four main advantages to ¾ restoration over full-coverage crowns:

  • Conservative approach – This system allows Dr. Naik to save valuable tooth structure, which keeps the natural tooth intact and prevents it from having to be shaved down in order to prepare for a conventional full coverage crown
  • Less sensitivity – Because less tooth structure is removed and the permanent restoration is cemented within minutes, there is a dramatic reduction in post-op sensitivity. Another bonus is that the tooth recovery period is immediate
  • Highly-aesthetic – The new ¾ restoration is fabricated from a custom porcelain block which is ready to be cemented in minutes. The highly-aesthetic and natural-looking porcelain that Dr. Naik uses blends right in with the surrounding tooth structure seamlessly. To the naked eye, your tooth looks brand new. Dr. Naik is very pleased with the beauty and strength of these restorations.
  • Strength – Dr. Naik uses Emax/empress porcelain, which is one of the most aesthetic options out there, as well as one of the strongest. This material supports the tooth structure and gives the patient a durable and long shelf life, very similar to a full-coverage crown

This reduces the anxiety, fear, pain and discomfort associated with traditional fillings, which provides an all-around more pleasant experience. After a while, you may even enjoy going to the dentist. You probably never thought that was possible, did you?


CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Seems straightforward enough, right? It basically means that Dr. Naik can restore one or more damaged teeth in one appointment using a high-end ceramic material that is matched perfectly to the color of your original teeth. The CEREC instrument itself combines CAD/CAM technology, a digital camera, a computer, and a milling machine to make an optical impression of the tooth and then design the restoration.

In addition to being extremely convenient, CEREC tooth restoration is also healthy. In years past, dentists had limited options when it came to repairing decayed and damaged teeth, being forced to use amalgam, metal, and other harmful metals. Thanks to the CEREC system, Dr. Naik can use strong, tooth-colored ceramic to restore your teeth to their natural strength, structure, and function. You will no longer have to be embarrassed about having metal crowns that people will notice, as CEREC crowns blend in perfectly with your natural teeth. Furthermore, the ceramic material used is similar to the composition of natural teeth, which means you can eat and drink whatever you so desire without having to worry about compromising the work Dr. Naik has done! It is important to stay on top of your healthy dental health habits, but you can treat your new crown just as you would the rest of your teeth.


Dr. Anup Naik and the entire Las Colinas dental team are here for all your oral health needs, including CEREC same-day crowns. Considered one of the top dentists in the DFW area for the last 10 years, Dr. Naik has helped countless people over the years achieve the smile they always wanted with the assistance of CEREC same-day crowns and other beneficial dental procedures. We are committed to staying on top of the latest advancements in dental technology, which is why we offer CEREC same-day crowns. At our Irving dental clinic, we utilize only the best technology in the business, which allows us to provide our patients with the highest level of satisfaction there is. Building and maintaining relationships is of the utmost importance to us, which is why we strive to ensure our patients are happy and pleased with whatever cosmetic dentistry service they received.

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