What is CEREC?
Dental crowns and bridges are common restorations used in dentistry. The process for many patients who are receiving a cosmetic restoration involves two appointments: one in which the patient will have impressions done, and another in which the patient will have the restoration bonded over their tooth. There are often several weeks between appointments, while the restoration is being fabricated from a laboratory that oftentimes resides outside of the city and state in which the dental work is being completed. This requires more time and money from both the dentist and the patient.
Now, there’s a better, faster way to obtain dental crowns. CEREC crowns in San Jose, CA, allow patients to enjoy their treatment all in one visit. The CEREC system allows dentists such as Dr. Munira Lokhandwala to create dental crowns, inlays, and onlays in her office, under the same roof as other general dentistry techniques. This allows patients to avoid having to schedule appointments further out with a temporary crown installed, but instead receive their dental crowns the same day, instead of waiting for weeks.
CEREC stands for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics,” and utilizes CAD/CAM technology to computerize digital impressions. These digitized impressions are then used to mill out the perfect restoration from ceramic blocks. The process from start to finish can take as little as thirty minutes, and allow patients to receive perfect restorations without having to leave the dentist’s chair.
CEREC crowns in San Jose CA allow patients and dentists to save time and money on cosmetic dentistry. Avoid sending impressions to outside laboratories and having to deal with temporary crowns and bridges. Patients can enjoy the benefits of CEREC crowns and shorter dental appointments thanks to the state-of-the-art technologies offered at StarBrite Dental in San Jose, CA.
If you are interested in having a family dentist that has some of the best, most advanced technologies available for patients, consider StarBrite Dental of San Jose CA today. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala offers general and cosmetic dentistry for patients who want to not online improve their smile, but rejuvenate their smile as well! Call today to schedule a consultation appointment and examination.
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