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How are CEREC crowns different than lab-created dental crowns for San Jose area patients?

Dr Munira Lokhandwala, Starbrite Dental, Providing cerec dental crown

Patients in the San Jose and Fremont areas come to StarBrite Dental because they trust the experience and results from Dr. Lokhandwala and her team. They understand that she commits her practice to assist patients in improving the health and beauty of their smiles with both general and cosmetic dental procedures. Her office is a state-of-the-art facility with technologically advanced tools of the trade, including CEREC. CEREC is a milling device that uses digital impressions to create precise restorations such as dental crowns, veneers, and bridges – in one dental appointment. In the past, patients who needed restorations had to … Continue reading

What is the difference between a Bridge and a Crown?

Dr Munira Lokhandwala, Starbrite Dental, Providing cosmetic dentistry in san jose

One important form of restorative (and also cosmetic) dentistry that is performed at Dr. Munira’s office in San Jose is dental bridges and dental crowns. These two types of restorations are very important if you have lost one or more teeth over time and a gap exists at the site the tooth was lost. Have you seen people with one or more of the visible teeth missing? If you have such a situation there is no need to suffer through it. We can create a beautiful smile for anyone who has lost one or more teeth and is suffering a … Continue reading

San Jose area dentist walks patients through the CEREC crown procedure and process

Dr Munira Lokhandwala, Starbrite Dental, Providing cerec crown procedure

When patients need a dental crown, they can only remedy the situation by speaking with a dedicated professional who can prepare the tooth and fabricate the restoration. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of San Jose’s StarBrite Dental is dedicated to assisting patients in restoring their smiles with effective treatments. Her practice is focused on restorative, general, and cosmetic dentistry procedures that can enhance the smile and make patients feel more beautiful! Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and her team are proud to offer patients same-day dental restorations such as dental crowns. This is done using a computer-aided system, called CEREC, allows Dr. Munira Lokhandwala … Continue reading

The importance and convenience of CEREC restorations

Dr Munira Lokhandwala, Starbrite Dental, Providing cerec restoration

In a traditional dental office, the process of receiving a dental crown for a tooth can be rather extensive. It will start with a consultation visit and x-rays to check the health of the smile and determine if it is indeed required to protect and maintain a natural tooth. Once it has been determined that the patient will benefit from one, the dentist will make impressions of the tooth after it has been prepared with the removal of enamel. These impressions are molds sent out to a dental laboratory with strict instructions regarding size, color, and shape of the final … Continue reading

The benefits of CEREC dentistry

Dr Munira Lokhandwala, Starbrite Dental, Providing cerec dentistry

General and cosmetic dentistry solutions are available at StarBrite Dental in Fremont, California. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and her team of professionals believe in providing patients with quality options to improve the function, beauty, and health of their smiles. At StarBrite Dental, patients have a number of choices when it comes to restorative options including crowns, bridges, and veneers. Restoration materials In the past, many restorations were made with metals. However, many dentists have gotten away from using metal and silver amalgam in the smile because of health issues, as well as aesthetics. Today, when patients restore their smiles, they want something … Continue reading

Fremont, CA dentist describes benefits of CEREC restorations

Dr Munira Lokhandwala, Starbrite Dental, Providing cerec restoration

Crowns, bridges, and veneers are restorations commonly enjoyed by Starbrite Dental patients. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and her team provide these and other services, which allow patients to address problems affecting the appearance and function of their smiles. Fremont, CA area patients benefit from same-day restorations, thanks to the practice’s investment in CEREC equipment. What is CEREC? CEREC is a CAD/CAM software system and device used to fabricate restorations right in the dental office, with little waiting time. In a traditional dental setting, patients wait weeks for their restorations to be completed at an outside dental laboratory. A series of impressions are made and sent to the … Continue reading

San Jose, CA area patients ask about the cost of same day dental crowns

Dr Munira Lokhandwala, Starbrite Dental, Providing same day crown service

When patients in the San Jose, CA area are told they require dental crowns, they may not be aware of the time needed to complete treatment in most dental practices. Patients need to have preparations done to their smile, temporaries placed, and appointment weeks out for the bonding of their final crowns. Instead, StarBrite Dental patients can have same-day restorations. How are same-day crowns possible? While other dentists will take impressions of the smile and send these molds to a ceramist, sometimes states away, Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental creates crowns in-house. She can offer this service thanks to CEREC … Continue reading

Crowns and Bridges

Dr Munira Lokhandwala, Starbrite Dental, Providing Dental crown in san jose

Crowns and bridges are proven and effective dental solutions to restore the oral functionality and aesthetics of a patient who suffers from a chipped, fractured or missing tooth. Dental crowns are most commonly needed after a root canal treatment. The tooth structure tends to become brittle following the root canal treatment due to the removal of the nerve which provides vitality to the tooth. Brittle teeth can very easily crack, chip or break due to regular chewing action. Before such a break occurs, it is very important to have a dental crown placed on the tooth to protect it. The … Continue reading

The benefits of CEREC crowns from your San Jose Dentist

Dr Munira Lokhandwala, Starbrite Dental, Providing cerec crown

Dental restorations can be a lengthy process involving several visits to the dentist office. Often, the first visit is simply for impressions to be made and sent to a lab for fabrication of the restorations. The dentist must then place temporary restorations while the patient has to wait on the custom ones to be made. Once the custom ones are ready, which could take several weeks, the patient will then have to schedule another appointment for placement. All of this can leave the patient waiting a long time for their smile to be restored. This can mean more time away … Continue reading

Who can benefit from good CEREC crowns in San Jose?

Dr Munira Lokhandwala, Starbrite Dental, Providing Good Cerec crowns

Dental crowns are an integral part of both cosmetic and general dentistry. Dr. Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental is committed to providing restorative crowns, including good CEREC crowns. San Jose patients can enjoy these fast, easy alternatives to traditional porcelain crowns, and the ability to have dental crowns created and placed within the same dental appointment. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Very few dental offices in the area offer CEREC restorations, making Dr. Lokhandwala stand out from the competition. This machine gives dentists the ability to create beautiful, same-day crowns for their patients. Traditional dental crowns required … Continue reading


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