Dentist counseling patient about CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) dental technology

CEREC® Same-Day Crowns
in La Habra, CA

CEREC® Same-Day Crowns
in La Habra, CA

Let’s face it, very few of us have perfect teeth, free of decay and fillings. You might have a filling or two in your mouth, which fill cavities left from removing decayed tooth structure. Often, these fillings are metal and can deteriorate, weaken the tooth, or get additional decay around them. In fact, 1.2 billion metal fillings will need to be replaced in the next 10 years. CEREC® is a method used by thousands of dentists since 1987 to replace these fillings and restore any tooth that is decayed, weakened, or broken to its natural strength and beauty. Better yet, it’s done with tooth-colored ceramic materials in a single appointment!

At Smooth Dental in La Habra, CA, our CEREC® Same-Day Crowns provide efficient solutions for repairing and replacing missing or damaged teeth. CEREC® crowns are crafted and placed in a single appointment, saving you time and hassle. These crowns cover and fortify weakened teeth, while bridges seamlessly fill the spaces left by missing teeth, ensuring your smile remains complete and functional. With CEREC® Same-Day Crowns, you can enjoy restored dental health, improved chewing and speaking abilities, and reduced risks of complications like shifting teeth or TMJ disorders.

Because Your Dentist Values YOUR Time

1. Exam & Preparation

First, Dr. Tran examines the tooth and determines the appropriate treatment. It could be a simple filling or a full crown, depending on how much healthy tooth structure remains. After administering an anesthetic, Dr. Tran prepares your tooth by removing decayed and weakened tissue, similar to other restorative techniques.

2. Optical Impression

Next, Dr. Tran takes an Optical Impression of the prepared tooth. Instead of using traditional impression materials, the tooth is coated with a non-toxic, tasteless powder, and a digital picture is taken. This process takes only a minute or two.

3. No Temporaries

The CEREC® machine then helps Dr. Tran create the restoration. The CEREC® 3D software converts the digital picture into a 3D virtual model. Dr. Tran designs the restoration on the computer, and within a few minutes, the design data is sent to a milling machine in the office. A ceramic block matching your tooth shade is placed in the milling machine. About 10-20 minutes later, your all-ceramic, tooth-colored restoration is finished and ready to bond. Dr. Tran ensures proper fit and bite, then polishes and bonds the restoration to the prepared tooth. Your tooth is restored with no temporary or return trip necessary—all in a single appointment! Ask Dr. Tran about CEREC® today at Smooth Dental in La Habra, CA.

why might I need a CEREC® Same-Day Crown?

why might I need a CEREC® Same-Day Crown?

Rapid Restoration

Get your damaged tooth restored in just one visit with CEREC® Same-Day Crowns.

Immediate Function

Regain full chewing and speaking abilities immediately after crown placement.

Natural Look & Feel

Enjoy a seamless fit and natural appearance with CEREC® Same-Day Crowns.

Preservation of Tooth Structure

CEREC® technology allows for conservative restoration, preserving more of your natural tooth.

Convenient Process

Skip the hassle of multiple appointments with CEREC® Same-Day Crowns’ single-visit convenience.

Long Term Durability

Benefit from the strength and longevity of CEREC® Same-Day Crowns, ensuring lasting results for your smile.


Machine & Procedure

What is CEREC®? CEREC® is an acronym…

Chairside: The technology is in the dental operatory and used while you are in the chair
Economical: The procedure is economical for both dentist and patient
Restorations: The procedure restores your tooth to its natural beauty, function, and strength
of Esthetic: The restorations are metal-free and tooth-colored
Ceramic: High-strength ceramics are used that are close in composition to your natural tooth structure.

…for an advanced dental restorative system that allows your dentist to restore decayed teeth, place crowns, remove defective amalgam fillings, or place cosmetic veneers in just one appointment. This allows you to have the highest quality, most lifelike dental restorations in just one visit to the dentist…in, out, and on with your busy life. The state of the art CEREC® system was developed in 1985 at the University of Zurich in Switzerland by a dentist, Dr. Werner H. Moermann, and an electrical engineer, Dr. Markus Brandistini. Today, CEREC® 3 with CEREC® 3D software is still the world’s only chair side dental CAD/CAM restorative system. At the heart of the system is the innovative technology.


CEREC® Same-Day Crowns Benefits

Dental crowns and bridges, particularly our CEREC® Same-Day Crowns at Smooth Dental in La Habra, CA, provide a range of advantages. They restore not only proper eating and speaking abilities but also enhance overall oral health, aid in digestion and nutrition, and prevent neighboring teeth from shifting. Even if a missing tooth isn’t immediately noticeable, its absence can significantly affect daily life. Crowns and bridges offer a solution to restore function and improve quality of life. Contact Smooth Dental today to discover more about the benefits of CEREC® Same-Day Crowns and bridges, and to determine if they are the right choice for your dental needs.

Depending on Your Needs

We Offer Different Types of Dental Implants

We Offer Different Types of
Dental Implants

Depending on your situation or needs, Dr. Tran has a variety of customizable dental implant solutions that may fit your needs. Schedule a consultation to see how dental implants can rerstore your smile.


Single Tooth Implants

Dental implants replace damaged or missing teeth with titanium posts mimicking natural roots. Surgically inserted into the jawbone, they fuse with the bone through osseointegration, providing stability. This foundation supports crowns, bridges, or dentures.


All on 4 Implants

Discover All-on-4 Dental Implants. Supported by extensive research, this innovative treatment is highly effective. Unlike traditional dental implants, All-on-4 requires only four strategically placed implants for a full set of teeth making for a stronger and healthier smile.


All on 6 Implants

We offer full upper or lower teeth restoration with fixed dental bridges, replacing up to 10 or 12 teeth in one procedure. Using premium materials, we ensure lasting durability. Our methods include All-on-4 implants or full mouth dental implants for a complete smile transformation.


Denture Implants

Denture implants use titanium posts in the jawbone to support dental restorations, acting like natural roots. This durable solution maintains bone structure and facial appearance, giving patients a comfortable and natural-looking option for missing teeth.

Technology Of The Future... Today!

The CEREC Acquisition Unit at Smooth Dental in La Habra, CA, is mobile and equipped with a medical-grade computer and CEREC camera. Dr. Tran uses this camera to take a digital picture of your prepared tooth, replacing the need for traditional impressions and eliminating the discomfort of impression trays. The computer, using CEREC® 3D software, converts this picture into a 3D virtual model of your tooth. Dr. Tran then designs your restoration on-screen while you watch. This software helps create crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers. Once designed, the data is wirelessly sent to the CEREC® Milling Unit for fabrication.

CEREC® Same-day crown

Replacement or Repair with CEREC® Same-Day Crown

Replacement or Repair with a
CEREC® Same-Day Crown

A CEREC® dental crown is a popular restoration method utilized to repair and strengthen a damaged tooth. Crafted from high-quality ceramic material, a CEREC® crown is custom-made to perfectly fit over the damaged tooth, providing both functional and aesthetic benefits. Unlike traditional crowns, which may require multiple visits, a CEREC® dental crown can be fabricated and placed in a single appointment, saving you time and inconvenience. With its precise fit and natural appearance, a CEREC® crown restores the strength, function, and beauty of your smile efficiently and effectively.

CEREC® Same-Day Crown

Placement for CEREC® Same-Day Crown

Placing a CEREC® dental crown is a streamlined process that can be completed in just one visit. During your appointment, the tooth is prepared by removing any damaged or decayed portions. Next, a digital impression of your tooth is taken using advanced CEREC® technology. This digital impression is used to design and fabricate your custom crown right in our office, eliminating the need for messy traditional impressions and temporary crowns. Once your crown is milled, it is carefully checked for fit, color, and bite alignment before being permanently bonded to your tooth, restoring its strength and appearance in a single appointment.


Are CEREC® Same-Day Crowns Permanent?

Similar to dental implants and dentures, CEREC® dental crowns and bridges are not prone to decay like natural teeth. However, maintaining proper care is essential for their longevity. Regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental visits are vital to ensure your crown or bridge remains in optimal condition. With diligent care, CEREC® crowns and bridges can last up to 15 years or more. Although they are resistant to decay, they can still sustain damage such as chipping or cracking. If any damage occurs, it’s important to contact Smooth Dental promptly for evaluation and potential replacement to maintain your oral health and smile aesthetics.

Did you know?

Fun Fact About CEREC® Same-Day Crowns

Did you know that CEREC® stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics? It reflects the innovative technology used to create custom ceramic crowns right in the dental office, often in a single visit, making the process both efficient and aesthetically pleasing.

Features & Benefits

Why Choose Smooth Dental for Fastbraces®?

Why Choose
Smooth Dental
for Fastbraces®?



Dr. Tran at Smooth Dental specializes in Fastbraces®, ensuring optimal treatment outcomes.



Smooth Dental utilizes state-of-the-art equipment for precise and efficient Fastbraces® treatment.



Our team offers tailored treatment plans to suit individual needs and preferences.



Patients enjoy a welcoming and comfortable experience throughout their Fastbraces® journey at Smooth Dental.

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Schedule A Consultation With Dr. Tran Today!

Experience unparalleled dental care with Smooth Dental. Our commitment to excellence ensures that every smile receives the attention it deserves. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Tran, where expertise meets compassion. From routine check-ups to advanced procedures, our personalized approach guarantees your comfort and satisfaction. Trust Smooth Dental for a brighter, healthier smile.

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More Information

At Smooth Dental in La Habra, CA, guided by Dr. Tran's expertise, our team conducts comprehensive consultation to assess the suitability of a CEREC® Same-Day Crown for your oral health needs. Take the first step toward a confident smile by scheduling your consultation with us today at (562) 694-4800.

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