Same-Day Crowns: Faster and More Comfortable for Our Patients

Same-Day Crowns: Faster and More Comfortable for Our Patients

The process of getting a crown just became a whole lot easier for our patients! The team at Falmouth Dental Arts is excited to offer same-day crowns, also known as Dentistry Powered by CEREC®—(Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics). With this advanced technology, we can now provide same-day crowns and other dental restorations right in our Falmouth, Maine dental office. The CEREC® Primemill, developed by Dentsply Sirona, is a state-of-the-art piece of equipment that allows us to mill, bake, and stain your new crown all in one visit – so there is no more need for a temporary crown. Because of this exciting upgrade, getting a crown will now be a faster and more comfortable experience. The cost of same-day crowns is also on par with traditional crowns. Always seeking to expand our knowledge in the field, our team has participated in extensive training to be able to offer this convenient new option to our patients. Let’s take a deeper look at what this technology means for you, our patients.

Benefits of Same-Day Crowns

We are pleased to be one of just a handful of family dentistry practices in the Portland, Maine area to offer same-day crowns, as they offer many benefits for our patients:

  •  Less time at the dentist
  • A permanent solution in just one visit – no need for temporary crowns
  • Minimally invasive
  • Highly precise and custom-made for an optimal fit
  • Natural-looking
  • Made from safe material
  • Durable and long-lasting

How Do CEREC® Dental Crowns Work?

 This new technology is exciting for many reasons, one of them being how much easier it will make dental restoration for our patients. The same-day crown procedure is a simple four-step process:

1)      Scan

We use digital scans to create a 3D model of your teeth. This is an easier process than traditional impressions, which means less discomfort for you.

2)      Design

We use CEREC® Software to design your customized restoration right here in the office. The designs are extremely accurate and can be created very quickly.

3)      Manufacture

Next, the design is sent to the milling machine to create your custom crown. The process is very precise and allows us to create a very smooth and realistic result in just one visit.

4)    Heat

Your custom ceramic dental crown is then sintered (baked) and glazed using a special sintering furnace made just for dental restorations.

Like any dental restoration, your new ceramic crown may be sensitive for the first few days after your visit. If you have any questions about same-day crowns, would like to make an appointment, or want to become a new patient, give us a call, or fill out a new patient form today!

Don’t let sensitive teeth get in the way of your summer fun!

Do your sensitive teeth dread the frozen treats of summer? You are not alone. A recent survey of US dental offices found that one in eight people has over-sensitive teeth.

You may feel pain when you brush and floss or when you eat and drink cold items.

Sensitivity usually comes from receding gums or when the enamel of your teeth is worn away. Brushing too hard, teeth grinding, acidic foods and age could also cause this sensitivity.

The good news is that you can take steps to prevent or lessen the pain:

  • Use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth that contains potassium and brush with a soft bristled toothbrush
  • Stay away from highly acidic foods
  • Your dentist might offer a special fluoride to help strengthen enamel
  • A gum graft can help reduce a sensitive area by adding tissue where there is recession
  • Bondings or crowns may be needed to cover exposed roots
  • For more serious cases, a root canal may be in order to repair damage

Of course, general good dental hygiene on a daily basis and regular cleanings can also go a long way!

If you have any questions or concerns about sensitive teeth, we are happy to talk to you about the prevention and treatment options that would work best for you.

Now that you know how to lessen the pain of sensitive teeth, here’s a quick recipe for a yummy frozen smoothie…


Mixed Berry Smoothie


  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


In a blender combine yogurt, pomegranate juice, berries, banana, honey and lime juice. Cover and blend until nearly smooth.

Nutrition facts

Servings Per Recipe 2, cal. (kcal) 203, Fat, total (g) 2, chol. (mg) 7, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 39, fiber (g) 3, sugar (g) 24, pro. (g) 10, vit. A (RE) 5, vit. C (mg) 13, sodium (mg) 44, calcium (mg) 11, iron (mg) 6, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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