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Same-Day Crowns

While tooth problems can negatively affect your comfort and dental function, it can be difficult to make the time for lengthy treatment.

Fortunately, Billie Adams, DDS, can restore damaged teeth and improve your oral health faster than ever before with a same-day crown.

Learn what dental crown treatment at our Albuquerque, NM, practice can do for you.

State-of-the-Art Dentistry A Closer Look at CEREC® Technology

While traditional dental crown treatment could take several weeks or more, our Albuquerque practice can get the job done in one appointment thanks to the CEREC® same-day system. CEREC uses innovative CAD/CAM technology (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) to streamline custom dental crown production.

After designing the crown to exact specifications with the CEREC software, the blueprint is sent to our in-office milling machine. Instantly the device gets to work, carving the restoration from a solid block of tooth-colored material. In about two hours, your crown is complete. Our dentist will secure the cap to your tooth at the very same appointment, allowing you to walk out the door with a fully restored smile. 

5-Star Reviews for Our Albuquerque, NM, Dental Practice


Terrance Kenny


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Dr. Billie Adams , is in my opinion, the best dentist I have ever encountered. She is very thorough , professional, walking u through the entire process as she works. In addition, her staff is very knowledgeable, and very attentive to the details in their specific duties. If u need a complete diagnosis and want to walk away feeling confident that the job will be done right, go see Dr. Billie Adams.

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Pete Torres


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The dental care I received from the Peak Family team was excellent, the COVID-19 protocol makes you feel entirely safe the entire time you are being treated Dr. Adams is next to none she is so thorough and gentle. I opted to have her do the procedure with out the numbing and never felt any discomfort, amazing .

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Advantages of a Same-Day Crown


Traditional crowns are manufactured at off-site dental labs in a process that takes several weeks. While you wait, you wear a temporary crown that often fits poorly and is less durable. A same-day restoration eliminates the need for a temporary crown and provides instant protection. 


CAD/CAM technology takes advantage of digital impressions, which are quicker and more comfortable than old-fashioned putty impressions. Our intraoral camera scans your teeth in seconds and instantly uploads the images to a chairside monitor.


CEREC same-day crowns are renowned for their accuracy and precise fit. The quality of a same-day crown often surpasses traditional restorations, lasting for longer and providing similar natural-looking aesthetics of lab-made alternatives. 

A Healthy Smile Made Easy

Tending to your oral health doesn't need to be difficult or time-consuming. Peak Family Dentistry is happy to be able to make your life a little easier with our high-tech dental care. If you need a dental crown, it is important to get treatment as soon as possible, and there is no faster way than with CEREC. Schedule an appointment at our Albuquerque, NM, practice today for a same-day crown. You can reach us online or by calling:

(505) 293-2211

How Do I Know If I Need a Dental Crown?

While some patients can have tooth damage without even knowing it, a dental problem usually produces telltale symptoms. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Does it hurt to bite down or chew?
  • Do my teeth feel sensitive when exposed to hot or cold temperatures?
  • Are my gums inflamed or swollen?
  • Does my tooth look discolored or grey?
  • Have I suffered trauma to the mouth?
  • Can I see visible cracks or breaks in my tooth?
  • Am I looking to correct tooth loss with an implant or dental bridge?

If you responded yes to any of these questions, you might be in need of a dental crown. Schedule an appointment at our Albuquerque, NM, office as soon as possible so we can diagnose the problem and recommend the best form of treatment. 

Your Treatment Timeline

Here is what to expect during same-day crown treatment at our Albuquerque, NM, dental practice.
Detailed intraoral scans help us design the crown to fit perfectly within your smile. 
Detailed intraoral scans help us design the crown to fit perfectly within your smile. 


First, Dr. Adams will examine your teeth to determine the problem and proper course of treatment. You may need a preparatory procedure, such as a root canal, to eliminate internal decay and infection. We will help you coordinate your root canal and additional restorative treatments before proceeding with your dental crown.

Intraoral Scans

Once your dental condition is treated, we begin work on your crown by taking digital impressions of your teeth. These detailed intraoral scans help us determine the dimensions of the crown to fit your smile perfectly.


Our in-house milling machine is configured with the dimensions of your tooth and the ideal shade of ceramic to match your natural enamel. You can wait comfortably in the office until the crafting process is complete. 


When it is ready, we will place the CEREC crown over your tooth and inspect the look and fit. Once you and Dr. Adams are both satisfied, we apply special dental cement to your enamel and bond the crown in place. 

"I highly recommend Peak Family Dentistry." Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients


Scott Stafford


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As always, my recent appointment was an excellent experience. COVID-19 safeguards were followed, I was received on time, the staff was pleasant and efficient, my hygienist, Cheryl, was professional and thorough, and Dr. Adams was very helpful in answering my questions and explaining my options in caring for my teeth. I highly recommend Peak Family Dentistry.

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Joseph F Sabella


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I had an excellent first visit with Dr. Adams and her staff! COVID precautions are excellent. Information and precautions are clear and office was very clean, light, and cheery! Had a very thorough exam and was given a blueprint to fix the dental challenges I am facing! I was very pleased with my overall experience and would recommend Dr Adams and her staff to anyone seeking a new dentist!

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What happens if I am missing teeth or need an extraction?

Implant-Supported Dental Crowns

If severe damage necessitates extraction or you have already lost your tooth, consider an implant-supported crown. Unlike a dental bridge, which is held in place with crowns on adjacent teeth, an implant-supported crown is supported by a surgically placed dental implant.

Treatment will repair the aesthetics of your smile and replace the missing tooth roots, providing an array of oral health benefits. Whether you are looking to replace a missing tooth, replace a dental bridge, or repair a tooth with a crown, ask Dr. Adams about CEREC same-day crowns during your next appointment at our Albuquerque, NM, office.

Dr. Billie Adams

Dr. Billie Adams

Dr. Billie Adams provides patients with the highest level of care. She is affiliated with several esteemed dental organizations, including:

  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • International Team for Implantology
  • American Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Dental Association
  • New Mexico Dental Association
  • Albuquerque District Dental Society
  • SPEAR Study Club
  • Seattle Study Club

Request your consultation by contacting us online or calling us at (505) 293-2211.

Thank you to all of our patients for supporting local business. We appreciate you and look forward to seeing your smiling faces.  

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