Creating Functional Same-Day Crowns with CEREC® Technology

Dr. John W. Dovgan understands how valuable your time is, and uses innovative CEREC® technology at his office to provide patients with same-day crowns. CEREC, or chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics, is a unit that allows Dr. Dovgan to plan, prepare, and place your dental crowns during a single appointment. Rather than using an outside lab, which can take weeks to manufacture your crown, we can create highly aesthetic, functional restorations at our Phoenix, AZ, office. For added convenience, we also offer flexible financing plans and can work with your insurance to help you get this restorative treatment conveniently and as cost-effectively as possible.

How Does CEREC Work?

CEREC is a computer-aided design and manufacturing unit that can scan, plan, and create dental crowns in a single appointment. By taking digital impressions of your smile and uploading them directly to the unit, Dr. Dovgan is able to digitally plan a custom crown that will keep your bite aligned and blend in seamlessly with your smile. The system is completely customizable, and Dr. Dovgan can work with you to modify your proposed treatment plan to suit your unique needs and expectations. The CEREC milling unit will then create your crown from a single block of high-quality porcelain.

CEREC milling machine
The CEREC milling machine can fabricate your same-day crowns in one dental appointment.

Are You a Good Candidate?

Same-day crowns are a good option for any patient who needs a dental crown almost immediately. Crowns are a great restorative option because they can address both cosmetic and functional concerns such as:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Disproportionate teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Teeth treated with a root canal procedure
CEREC crowns are generally a faster and more cost-effective alternative to traditional crowns because they eliminate the need for outside labs and temporaries.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Dovgan will assess your oral health and determine whether you are a good candidate for same-day crowns. If you have any concerns such as gum disease or cavities, these will need to be addressed prior to receiving your dental crowns. Severe cavities may require root canal therapy, which can be finished with a CEREC crown.

Benefits of Same-Day Crowns

There are several benefits for those who choose CEREC same-day restorations. CEREC crowns are generally a faster and more cost-effective alternative to traditional crowns because they eliminate the need for outside labs and temporaries. Rather than using digital impressions, CEREC uses digital scans to ensure accuracy and comfort. The porcelain used for same-day crowns is also highly durable.

Placing Your Crown

The procedure for placing a CEREC crown is very similar to that of a traditional dental crown, except that the treatment can be completed in a single day. Once your crown is securely in place, Dr. Dovgan will carefully polish and alter the crown if needed to make sure that it fits comfortably.

Schedule a Consultation

As both a restorative and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Dovgan can provide restorations that are both highly functional and aesthetic. CEREC is just one of the many technologies that he uses in his office to make treatment more convenient, comfortable, and successful for patients. To schedule a consultation, call us at (602) 867-1899 or contact our office online.

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Dr. John W. Dovgan

3841 E Thunderbird Rd,
Ste 101
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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Ste 101
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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The Perfect Autumn
The Perfect Autumn
16:57 08 Oct 19
As a new patient, I recently visited this dental office and left very pleased after my first visit. Both the dentist and his staff were very warm and welcoming. I hadn't been to a dentist in a few years and this alone was adding to my uneasiness about setting up an appointment for an exam, and then dealing with which dentist to choose on top of it all? (Like many things, putting off a visit to the dentist is never a wise move.) After sorting through many reviews I then settled on Dr. Dovgan's office and was glad I did. Both Dr. Dovgan and his staff had me feeling very at ease in no time. I found this dental location to be equipped with all the latest modern technology, very stylish & clean and not rushed for time...nowadays, a pleasant surprise. (...Also, special praise here to dental hygienist "Sonata" for her gentle approach and also for really taking the time to conduct a thorough exam and cleaning of my teeth & gums. Thanks, Girl!!) Additionally, also nice was the ample, easy access parking and the comparability in pricing to the many other dentists out there. :)Upon leaving I felt I had made the right choice for myself in trusting Dr. Dovgan and his team of professionals with my dental concerns and I learned that even though my end results were not perfect ( -due to my own actions- ), they were better than anticipated and attainable. If you've (too) been playing dental roulette, procrastinating out of fear of the unknown ( -"unknown as in: "what's really going on inside my mouth??" -or- "which unknown dental office should I choose from??"- ) then this dentist and his team may be the place for you to try, as well. I wouldn't hesitate at all in recommending Dr. Dovgan's dental services. Thank you for my positive visit to the dentist!! :)Remove review
Samantha Henson
Samantha Henson
17:38 25 Apr 19
I’ve been coming to this office for the last 18 YEARS (since I was 7 years old) and I love Dr. Dovgan! I never understood how anyone could hate going to the dentist before because I loved going to mine. He’s gentle, charismatic, and extremely knowledgeable in many different aspects of dentistry. The family feeling is great with the staff and they have always been so accommodating to my scheduling needs. I loved his practice so much growing up that I decided to join the dental field myself. I’d highly recommend anyone to come to his office.
Julia Sanders
Julia Sanders
20:30 28 Aug 18
I have always hated going to the dentist, but I've finally found a place that I like going to! The staff is extremely friendly and Dr. Dovgan is great at what he does. I always have a great experience with my cleanings and today I had a filling done by Dr Dovgan and it was fast and pain free! I would definitely recommend him. Thank you for making me feel at ease
Karenlee Thorpe
Karenlee Thorpe
17:40 01 Jun 17
I have been a patient of Dr. Dovgan for approximately 2-3 years. My experiences have been extremely positive. The staff are very efficient, friendly, professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Dovgan is an excellent dentist He has assisted me with difficult dental issues. I have had absolutely no problems with his work. He is friendly, helpful, professional and extremely competent. I would have no hesitation to recommend Dr. Dovgan and his office for any dental needs.
Kathleen Garast
Kathleen Garast
19:24 31 May 17
Dr. Dovgan and every member of his staff that I have met represent the perfect blend of a highly professional, efficient and welcoming facility. They are up to date on the latest procedures, they are willing to take the time to explain what is going to be done and they stand behind the work they do always assuring my complete satisfaction. I've had a range of work done from simple cleaning as well as complex procedures and I have been totally satisfied with the care, the cost and the results. I am happy to do this review because I've had less than positive experiences elsewhere and I hope this review can guide others to a positive experience with Dr. Dovgan and his staff.
Robert Barbour
Robert Barbour
19:09 31 May 17
I have to admit, I am extremely difficult to please. Having work in large inbound call centers and dealing with nothing but complaints...all I can say about Dr Dovgan and entire staff is I have NO complaints! I only have praise and compliments! EVERYONE there is simply WONDERFUL.