One Visit Crowns (Cerec)

Herre Holistic Dental KC has invested in CEREC advanced dental technology to make getting a crown much faster and more convenient for patients. What used to be a two-appointment process can be completed in one easy visit. We use CAD-CAM computer technology to mill a ceramic crown on-site that’s precisely and perfectly contoured. Instead of waiting several days, patients leave our office with their new crown in place in the same visit. Our crowns and other restorations are metal-free.

What Is a Cerec Crown?

CEREC crowns are similar to traditional crowns in the sense that they are used to repair broken or damaged teeth. However, these crowns are fabricated in our office during a single visit thanks to the Computer-Aided Design (CAD) technology we utilize.

With this program, we create a computerized image of a patient’s tooth and fully map the inside of the mouth so that we can design a perfect crown with very little time investment required.

Rather than having to send impressions and images to a lab and waiting for the completed product, our team builds perfect CEREC crowns from solid ceramic in less than two hours. From there, Dr. Tim and Dr. Ketchem fit and attach the crown to the patient’s existing tooth, and the process is completed in just one visit.

Cerec Crowns vs Traditional Crowns
In most ways, CEREC crowns are comparable to traditional crowns. The end results look the same, have about the same durability, and the installation process is similar. However, the process of having CEREC crowns created is much more convenient for patients.

For one, patients having impressions taken for CEREC crowns do not have to deal with dental putty in their mouths, as CEREC impressions are taken with a 3D wand that takes detailed photos of the patient’s mouth.

Additionally, patients receiving CEREC implants do not have to wear an inconvenient temporary crown while they wait for a dental lab to create their new tooth. The longest wait time between having impressions done and having a new tooth installed is only a couple of hours, which negates the need for a temporary replacement.

Why a Cerec Crown?
If you have ever broken a tooth or lost a filling, you may have undergone the process of getting a crown installed. Replacing the damaged part of a tooth with a crown can produce excellent results, strengthening and protecting the tooth from further damage. However, many patients find the process inconvenient due to how long it takes to complete.
Understandably, most patients do not want to deal with having a broken tooth any longer than necessary, and waiting two to three weeks for a traditional crown to be fitted can be an unpleasant experience.

Because of this, Herre Holistic Dental KC offers a faster, more convenient option compared to the process of installing traditional crowns.

Unlike the standard method of crowning teeth, CEREC crowns allow our patients to walk into our office needing a crown and leave with a brand-new, natural-looking crown in a single visit.

Is a Cerec Crown as Strong as a Standard Crown?
A CEREC Crown is a convenient, cost-effective option for anyone who wants to spend less time dealing with a broken tooth between dental visits. However, durability is often a concern for patients who are new to the process of CEREC crowns.

At Herre Holistic Dental KC, we create high-quality crowns that are no different in durability standards than a standard crown. Our patients can rest assured that our CEREC crowns are as durable as they are convenient. They’re simply made and installed faster, thanks to the advancement of CAD technology.

CEREC Crown Treatment Process
If Dr. Herre determines that a patient needs a crown, the process of having a CEREC crown prepared and installed are as follows:

  1. Dr. Herre will prepare the individual’s tooth to receive a crown.
  2. A high-quality camera is used to photograph the inside of the patient’s mouth.
  3. The images are then fed into the CEREC system’s software to create a highly accurate map of the patient’s tooth and mouth.
  4. The model of the new tooth is then mapped onto a piece of ceramic, which is then filed and carved to match the exact details of the patient’s existing tooth.
  5. Once the crown has been prepared, Dr. Herre then fits and installs the crown.
  6. The patient then gets to leave the office with a new crown that matches the exact size, shape, and color of their natural teeth. The new crown is indistinguishable from the rest of the individual’s teeth.

Feel Confident with Your Smile

If you have recently broken a tooth or lost a filling, you might be interested in learning more about CEREC crown procedures. You’re welcome to give us a call at 913-491-4466 or schedule a consultation at our Leawood, KS office.

Amazing care!!! They were able to get me in when I couldn’t get in to see where my Family Dentist referred. That location referred me to Dental Health by Herre. Dr. Herre was extremely thorough and very concerned about my oral health. I would recommend this to anyone!!

Tracy M.
Leawood, KS


Herre Holistic Dental KC

11201 Nall Avenue
Suite 120
Leawood, KS 66211


Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am - 3:00pm