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CEREC® Crowns in Washington, DC

At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Maurice Haynes offers CEREC® as part of his top-notch general dental services for local residents in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County.

If you have crowns or caps, you are likely familiar with the waiting period between the time the tooth is prepared and the crown is finally delivered and cemented in. But what if you could have a new crown made and fitted during a single visit and generally be done within an hour? It could be possible with the latest technology in cosmetic dentistry called CEREC®.

At University Centre Dental Association, Dr. Maurice Haynes offers this modern technology to his patients, brightening their smiles and increasing their self-confidence.

What Is CEREC®?

CEREC® is a revolutionary system used by Dr. Haynes that enables him to design, fabricate, and fit a new crown, onlay, or inlay in a single visit.

Contrary to unsightly silver dental fillings, CEREC® fillings and restorations are made of tooth-colored ceramic (porcelain), so they look natural and match the other teeth. A CEREC® procedure requires less time, less drilling, and fewer injections than other traditional procedures.

How Does CEREC® Work?

First, Dr. Haynes will examine the patient’s teeth and determine the preparation method he will use to prepare the teeth for restoration, including removing any tooth decay that may be present. Next, he will take a picture, or optical impression, of the affected teeth. This image is converted into a 3D computerized model of the teeth, which serves as a guide to design the new restoration. Then, using the CEREC® technology, he will design and create a tooth filling, dental crown, or veneer, right in the office. Once this process is complete, he can customize the new restoration to stain and match it to the surrounding teeth before polishing or glazing it.

What Are the Benefits of CEREC®?

There are several advantages to using CEREC® to restore a person’s smile. First, everything can be done in a single visit, instead of the normal two or three visits for standard restoration techniques. In addition, only one set of anesthetic injections is required, as the entire procedure can be performed in about an hour. Dr. Haynes is in complete control of the final result, since the entire restoration is designed and fabricated in office. There is no need to send anything to a laboratory, and there also is no need for temporary restorations, which are often required when having veneers.

Why Choose Dr. Maurice Haynes of University Centre Dental Associates?

Dr. Maurice Haynes stays up-to-date on the newest advances and technologies in the field of dentistry in order to provide his patients with the best care possible. He combines excellent dental services with compassion and is an active member of the American Dental Association.

How Much Does CEREC® Cost in Greenbelt, MD?

The cost for CEREC® varies. Please schedule a consultation with University Centre Dental Associates to discuss your particular case.

Your dental insurance may cover the cost of CEREC®. Because every policy is different, the staff at University Centre Dental Associates will review your information and help determine the status of your CEREC® coverage.

We provide financing through CareCredit® as an option for any out-of-pocket CEREC® costs you may have. University Centre Dental Associates also offers a variety of payment methods to help make the process easier for our CEREC® patients.

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How Do I Schedule a Consultation?

Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your free initial consultation! The general dental and orthodontic services we offer at University Centre Dental Associates have improved the lives of people from in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County. Whether you are an adult, a child, or a teenager, our knowledgeable staff is committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve. Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your free initial consultation!

Written by University Centre Dental Associates March 19, 2014