Same-Day Restorations

Looking for a dental procedure to improve the look of your smile without multiple appointments? CEREC same-day restorations from Steve Horne, DDS in Encinitas, CA may be the perfect solution. CEREC is a state-of-the-art method for restoring teeth. The technology uses computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM). This allows us to offer same-day restorations for many of our patients.

  • CEREC Dental Crowns – Unlike most other dental offices in Encinitas, CA, we can use our CAD-CAM technology to create same-day ceramic crowns. A crown is essentially a cap that is placed over a tooth to restore strength, size, shape or appearance. For patients with weakened or damaged teeth, a same-day crown can be the perfect option.
  • CEREC Dental Veneers – Dental veneers typically take a minimum of two appointments to complete, however with CEREC technology, Steve Horne, DDS can give you a smile makeover in just one visit. Veneers are thin shells placed on the front of teeth used to restore teeth with stains, chips or other damage.

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Same-Day Restoration Process

  • Examination & Preparation – At your appointment, Dr. Horne will examine your teeth to determine if a same-day restoration is right for you. If a same-day restoration is decided on, your tooth will be prepared by removing any existing decay and damaged tissue.
  • Digital Imaging – A three-dimensional image will be taken of the affected tooth; then, the digital image will be converted into a three-dimensional model to be used for creating your restoration.
  • Restoration Creation – Based upon the color of your natural teeth, a colored ceramic block will be selected; the milling device will then create the restoration using the three-dimensional model.
  • Placement of Restoration – Once your restoration is finished, it will be tried on to ensure that the fit, bite, and appearance is perfect. The restoration will then be bonded into place and polished to perfectly match the rest of your smile.

For any of our same-day cosmetic and restorative treatments, book an appointment at our Encinitas dental office!