One-Visit CEREC Crowns

Wilmette Dentist's one-visit crowns

The special CEREC milling machine will turn a ceramic block into a perfectly-measured crown in just a few minutes.

Breakthrough technology for immediate crowns, inlays, onlays and bridges

CEREC ( CEramic REConstruction), is a breakthrough 3-D imaging and milling technology that allows Dr. Marinic to create perfectly fitting and color-matched crowns and tooth restorations out of high-grade porcelain.

Because the high-tech CEREC machine is right here in our office, replacing an outside dental lab, your CEREC procedures can be done in a single office visit, requiring no temporaries and no return visit.

Dr. Daniel Marinic– an experienced leader in CEREC technology

Evanston Crowns using Cerec by Dr. Marinic

Dr. Marinic will use the CEREC computer to virtually design your crown.

North Shore dentist Daniel Marinic is at the forefront of dental technology, and has been for more than 26 years. In 1996, Dr. Marinic pioneered the use of CEREC to produce high-quality, perfectly matched dental crowns and bridges, here in his office, in about an hour.

His experience and expertise with One-Visit technology have made Dr. Marinic a highly sought-after CEREC dentist.

Dr. Marinic has helped thousands of patients restore function and beauty to their smiles using CEREC technology. Be sure to ask him about CEREC when you come in for a consultation!

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Will CEREC work for you?

consultation for crowns in Glenview


Come in for a consultation and find out!

In a consultation, Dr. Marinic will:

  • Examine your teeth and jaws

  • Discuss your needs

  • Help you decide if CEREC treatment is right for you

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Benefits of CEREC

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How does CEREC work?

Crowns can take up to three visits and the use of a temporary to fully restore your tooth. With CEREC technology this can be done in a single visit while you are in the chair! CEREC's precision 3D technology allows us to create a customized crown that fits your teeth perfectly and is completely biocompatible with your own tooth structure.

Step 1: Preparing the tooth for crown, inlay, onlay or bridge

As with in any situation in which you need a crown, large filing or bridge, Dr. Marinic will begin by preparing your tooth. This will include removing any decay, filling debris, etc., and making certain that the root or tooth is ready for a permanent cap.

Crowns designed at North Shore dental office

Dr. Marinic will design your crown while you watch.

Step 2: Designing your restoration

Next, Dr. Marinic will design your crown or bridge using the CEREC computer software. He will have taken precise measurements and impressions of your existing tooth, and he will use the computer to plan your restoration down to the tiniest detail of size, shape and color.




bridge designed in Evanston dental office

custom crowns and bridges at North Shore Dentist office


Your new crown will be milled in just a few minutes.

Step 3: Milling your crown or bridge

CEREC restorations are milled from a single block of high-quality porcelain, one of the most aesthetic and durable porcelains, and a substance that is particularly compatible with the body. CEREC restorations are made under controlled conditions for the best construction and to get them as close to a natural tooth structure as possible.

Dr. Marinic will place the porcelain into the CEREC milling machine, and the computer-guided tool will craft it to match Dr. Marinic's specifications.




crowns by Highland Park Dentist

Your new crown will be a beautiful match and excellent fit.

Step 4: Adjusting your crown or bridge to perfectly match your teeth

When the milling machine completes your restoration, Dr. Marinic will want to make sure that it both looks and feels exactly right for your smile and your bite. If any adjustments are needed, those will be made in our in-office dental lab during your appointment. You won't have to wait or get a temporary crown -- Dr. Marinic will make sure that your crown looks and feels just right for your smile.


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Your new crown will be attractive and comfortable.

Step 5: Permanently placing your crown or bridge

Once the fit and look are right, Dr. Marinic will place your crown or bridge, and you will be ready to go. Expect to be able to eat and smile normally. CEREC reconstructions expand in the same way as teeth do, and also because it comes from a single block, a CEREC restoration is less prone to cracks and flaws than other types of restoration. 

Many people are actually allergic to traditional metal crowns. This shows up as swollen, red and receding gums. Removing metal crowns and replacing them with CEREC restorations allows the gums to recover, returning to a healthy, pink and firm condition.

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Meet some of our CEREC patients

Crown patient of Dr. Marinic    


Craig has been a patient of Dr. Marinic's for over 15 years, and has come in for dental maintenance and care. He's had several crowns and inlays, and is always interested in finding out about the newest technology that Dr. Marinic has added to his office.

Most recently, Craig came in to ask Dr. Marinic to look at a tooth that was bothering him. Dr. Marinic discovered that he needed a new crown.

We used the CEREC computer and milling machine to design and mill that crown for Craig, and Craig left in about an hour with his new permanent crown firmly in place.

Craig says, "There's certain things I don't like to skimp on - good scotch and my teeth are two of them. That's why I come to Dr. Marinic."


Happy patient of Evanston Dentist Dr. Marinic


Mark was unhappy with a large silver-colored filling that was 10 years old. The amalgam material that had been used for the filling was more than just unsightly: it was about 50% mercury, one of the most toxic substances known. For health and aesthetic reasons, Mark wanted Dr. Marinic to remove the filling and replace it with something biocompatible.

We carefully used a standard, accredited protocol that isolated the tooth and prevented any of the toxic material or gas from the filling to escape back into Mark's mouth. The procedure was very fast, and Mark said that he didn't feel anything.

After the thorough removal, Dr. Marinic designed a new inlay for the tooth on his computer, and Mark watched as he made the inlay on our CEREC milling machine. Dr. Marinic placed the inlay, adjusted the bite. Now instead of a large silver-colored tooth, Mark's tooth looks just like the rest of his teeth.

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Before and after CEREC restorations



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Ian had a crown on one of his front teeth, which had been there for many years and needed to be replaced. We discovered, however that the root of that tooth was no longer healthy, and could not support a new crown.

We replaced the tooth with an implant instead. Seven years later, Ian says he doesn't even notice the implant. It feels and looks perfectly natural, and he doesn't worry about eating whatever he wants.

More recently, Ian had some inlays and crowns placed in the back of his mouth. Using CEREC one-visit technology, we were able to do that work on three teeth in a single visit. Ian was surprised and pleased.