Why San Jose patients love CEREC crown restorations
CEREC is a special dental system that allows dentists in the San Jose area such as Dr. Lokhandwala to create same-day restorations. Crown restorations are often used to help cover areas of imperfections, complete a dental implant, or provide strength and stability to a natural tooth that may have had breakage or root canal therapy which has left the structure brittle.
In many typical dental offices, the process of obtaining a dental crown is rather long. Patients must have their tooth prepared by a dental professional, which often requires the removal of enamel on the surface. Impressions are made and sent to an outside laboratory where the crown is fabricated and sent to the office weeks later. Patients may need several visits to complete the process, which takes a lot of time, money, and frustration.
Instead, patients who visit StarBrite Dental in the San Jose area can enjoy crown restorations the same day they have their teeth prepared. This is thanks to CEREC, which uses CAD/CAM technology to mill restorations from blocks of porcelain right in the dental office. This technology requires extensive training and experience to provide beautiful, fully functional crowns within approximately 15 minutes. Patients wait comfortably in the dental chair while the crown is made and can enjoy placement during the same visit.
Dr. Lokhandwala’s patients love the ability to enjoy same-day restorations at StarBrite Dental. Crown restorations made with CEREC technology are just as strong and beautiful as laboratory-made pieces. Additionally, the dentist is able to match the color and shape precisely instead of passing the information off to another professional where mistakes can be made. Patients love the ability to have their cosmetic work done immediately instead of waiting weeks for final placement of their crowns and dealing with the placement of a temporary restoration in the meantime.
Are you interested in a dental office with the technology to improve quality and make appointments faster and more convenient for you and your family? Contact StarBrite Dental today to schedule your initial consultation visit and learn more about CEREC technology and other state-of-the-art devices available through Dr. Lokhandwala’s practice.