CEREC® Single-Visit Dentistry


In the past, restorations required at least two dentist visits since physical impressions were created and shipped to a dental laboratory. Dentist Dr. Asher Henegar is pleased to offer CEREC technology for one-visit restorations. CEREC, which stands for ceramic reconstruction, utilizes computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing equipment to produce your restoration at our Colorado Springs, CO office while you wait. R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A. utilizes the CEREC system to generate custom bridges, crowns, and more. The CEREC system can also be utilized for cosmetic treatments, like making custom veneers. This revolutionary system permits you to bypass the hassle and time of physical dental impressions and temporary covers, making for a convenient, easy-to-schedule appointment. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Henegar at his office in Colorado Springs, CO to learn more about CEREC restorations.

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Your CEREC procedure will begin by building your personal treatment plan. The process will start with Dr. Henegar taking an electronic scan of your teeth. The scan will allow him to manufacture your restoration effectively and precisely. From there, your restoration will be sent to the CEREC system to be created. The amount of time needed to create your restoration will be based on its size. Once the restoration is created, Dr. Henegar can finish and polish the piece before putting it in position. He may modify the restoration so it’s comfortable and blends with your natural teeth. After your CEREC restoration is complete, it’s important that you keep up a good at-home dental hygiene regimen. You should also schedule annual dental exams and biannual cleanings at our office in Colorado Springs, CO. At each appointment, Dr. Henegar will check your restoration and perform any needed repairs or alterations that will help keep your teeth healthy. If cared for correctly, ceramic dental restorations can remain in place for many years.


How long do CEREC crowns last?

Usually, CEREC crowns will last our patients anywhere from 10 – 15 years. However, the life span of the crown can be reduced with undesirable behavior, such as biting down or grinding the teeth.

Are CEREC crowns covered by insurance?

Most dental insurance plans do cover CEREC crowns. The exact level of coverage will vary from one provider to another. We encourage our patients to speak with their insurance agency to inquire about costs before scheduling an appointment for CEREC crowns.

Can CEREC crowns be used on my front teeth?

We generally only recommend using CEREC crowns on molars. Patients who have broken or chipped front teeth should consider one of our other services, such as porcelain veneers.

Plan your Procedure

$ Average Cost $800 – $2,000
Recovery Time 1 – 2 Weeks
How Long It Takes 1 – 2 Hours
Follow Up Time 1 Week

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R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A. in Colorado Springs, CO knows that your time is important — who has time for several follow-up visits? That is the reason our patients enjoy the convenience of our CEREC single-visit dentistry. While maintaining quality, dentist Dr. Asher Henegar can complete your treatment in one appointment by making a personalized ceramic bridge, crown, or cosmetic veneers. Better yet, CEREC restorations are often covered by insurance. We will connect with your dental insurance company to verify. In the event that the restoration is not covered, not covered in full, or you don’t have dental insurance, we accept a variety of payment options and can help you access medical financing. Contact R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A. to schedule your appointment with Dr. Henegar today.


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