Rapid Dental Restorations at Fredericksburg Smile Center

CEREC Same Day Crowns in Fredericksburg, VA

CEREC crown technology has literally transformed modern dentistry. Our patients can have complex restorative dental care completed in a couple of hours; versus having the same procedure spread out over long periods of time, or several appointments. Some of the benefits of CEREC crowns include:

  • Same-day service. You can stay in the dentist’s chair or relax in our lobby while everything is completed.
  • Digital impressions are comfortable. 

The latest in single day crown replacement technology, the CEREC milling system, enables patients to receive a custom fitting tooth in a few hours. Gone are they days of returning in two weeks to see if your new crown fits. Your teeth can be back to normal in the same day.

To learn more about our our restorative dental services and procedures, contact us at our Ashland or Fredericksburg location using the link below.

Welcome to Fredericksburg Smile Center, where cutting-edge technology meets dental craftsmanship. Located in Fredericksburg, VA, our clinic is proud to offer CEREC Same Day Crowns, a revolutionary technology that allows us to provide you with high-quality dental crowns in just one visit. Under the expert care of Dr. Joel S. Butterworth, Dr. Nil Amin, and Dr. Francisco Mesa, we are committed to delivering efficient and effective dental restorations that save you time and enhance your comfort.


Innovative Dental Care with CEREC Technology

At Fredericksburg Smile Center, we understand the value of your time. That’s why we’ve invested in CEREC technology, which streamlines the traditional process of receiving a dental crown. Gone are the days of multiple appointments for a single crown. With CEREC, we can measure, craft, and fit high-quality ceramic crowns all during a single appointment, without compromising on the quality of care.


What is CEREC?

CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) uses advanced CAD/CAM technology to create precisely designed, color-matched, and highly durable ceramic crowns right in our office.


Benefits of CEREC Same Day Crowns


Time Efficiency: Your crowns are made and placed in just one visit, which means less time in the dental chair.

High Quality: Made from high-grade ceramic, CEREC crowns are durable and aesthetically pleasing.

Perfect Fit: Digital impressions taken with CEREC are highly accurate, ensuring crowns that fit perfectly and comfortably.

No Temporaries: You won’t need to wear a temporary crown, which eliminates any potential discomfort associated with temporaries.

Why Choose Fredericksburg Smile Center for Your CEREC Crowns

Choosing Fredericksburg Smile Center for your CEREC crowns provides you with several advantages:


Expert Dental Team

Our skilled dentists, Dr. Joel S. Butterworth and his team, have extensive training and experience in digital dentistry and CEREC technology, ensuring top-tier results.


H3: State-of-the-Art Technology

We employ the latest advancements in dental technology, offering treatments that are not only effective but also minimally invasive and comfortable.



Personalized Dental Care

We understand that each patient is unique. Our treatments, including CEREC crowns, are customized to meet your individual needs and preferences.


The CEREC Crown Process Explained

Our streamlined process for creating and placing CEREC crowns is designed for maximum efficiency and patient satisfaction:


H3: Consultation and Planning

Your visit begins with a consultation, where we discuss your needs and examine your teeth to determine if CEREC crowns are right for you.


Digital Impressions

We use a digital scanner to take accurate impressions of your teeth, which are used to design your custom crown.


On-site Creation

Your crown is milled from a ceramic block in our office while you wait, using precise CEREC CAD/CAM technology.


Placement and Adjustment

The crown is then placed, adjusted, and bonded to your tooth, all within the same appointment.


Financing Options for CEREC Crowns

We believe that everyone should have access to the best dental care:


Insurance Coordination: We work with most dental insurance providers to help cover the cost of your CEREC crown.

Flexible Payment Plans: We offer payment plans to help manage the cost of your treatment more conveniently.

Third-Party Financing: Available financing options through services like CareCredit can provide manageable monthly payments.

Frequently Asked Questions About CEREC Crowns


How long do CEREC crowns last?

CEREC crowns are designed to be durable and can last as long as traditional crowns, often up to 15 years or more, depending on your oral hygiene and habits.


Are CEREC crowns as good as traditional crowns?

Yes, CEREC crowns are made from high-quality ceramic and are comparable in strength, aesthetics, and function to traditional lab-made crowns.


Can CEREC crowns be used for any tooth?

CEREC crowns can be used for most teeth. However, some cases may require traditional crowns depending on the location and extent of tooth damage.


Is the CEREC crown procedure painful?

The procedure is typically no more painful than having a traditional crown placed, with the added convenience of being completed in one day.

Smile Center Dentists in Fredericksburg, VA talking to patient

Digital Dentistry

The Smile Center offers digital dentistry to improve the patient experience through digital scanning, CBCT imaging, 3D printing, CEREC imaging, and CEREC milling. 

CEREC Same Day Crowns

With CEREC technology, the Smile Center is able to offer same day crowns. Patients are able to stay in their chair and leave with their new crown the same day.

Dental Implants

Our Fredericksburg and Ashland offices offer dental implants to give you a comfortable, long-lasting, and beautiful smile.


A root canal is a procedure where we will remove the infected pulp and the nerve if necessary. Our dentist will then seal the opening to prevent any future infection.

Tongue and Lip-tie Treatment

Dr. Butterworth utilizes state-of-the-art laser technology to perform a frenectomy procedure which will release a lip and tongue-tie in infants, children, and adults.

Oral Surgery

We have an oral surgeon on staff at our Fredericksburg office so we can take care of your surgical needs right in our office! Schedule a consultation to learn more.

Emergency Services

When emergencies happen, please call our office to schedule an appointment. We will do our best to schedule you as soon as we have availability.

Laser Technology

Our offices utilize laser technology for soft tissue surgeries. It is minimally invasive and leads to a faster recovery time.

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry focuses on the oral health and development of infants and children through their adolescent years.

Sedation Dentistry

Conscious sedation is an alternative for those who are nervous about dental care or those who want to have multiple dental procedures accomplished in one visit. 


Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment in which teeth are gently corrected by using a series of custom clear aligners engineered specifically for comfort and effectiveness.

Teeth Whitening

We know that a bright, white smile can make all the difference. Our services are tailored to work with your needs and your budget.

TMJ + Myofascial Pain

TMJ can cause significant pain as the discs wear down and bone becomes exposed. If you have these symptoms, you should see your dentist to discuss treatment.

Dental Veneers

Veneers are custom-made thin coverings for the front side of your teeth. They are an option for correcting stained, chipped, decayed, or crooked teeth. 

Dentures and Partials

Restorative dentistry is not just about improving the look of your teeth. Replacing or repairing teeth is vital for your dental health and for preserving your other teeth. 

We work hard to keep your dental care affordable.

Here at Fredericksburg Smile Center and Ashland Smile Center, we’re proud to make it easy to pay for dental services. We offer high-end dental services at an affordable price. Our staff is trained to help you understand your benefits. We also have financing options that offer low-interest, low-finance plans. Finding affordable dentistry doesn’t have to be intimidating!

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