Restore your smile. Keep your schedule.
Cerec technology allows us to create a strong, customized, tooth-colored ceramic restorations right here at the office, usually within a single appointment. No temporary or second visit is required and the aesthetics are beautiful.
In the course of one visit, we can diagnose and prepare your damaged tooth, create an optical impression of the tooth, and use CEREC to design and mill a precision restoration, which is then permanently bonded to your tooth. No mess, no discomfort, no wait.
Get the smile you want and get back to your life. We know you’ve got more important things to do.
CEREC inlays and onlays can be used to replace large existing fillings that need to be replaced but are to extensive for a new filling. We are very conservative and always keep tooth structure whenever possible. Instead of grinding down healthy tooth structure for a crown we only remove the old filling, any fractures and or decay and replace what’s missing with a custom puzzle piece of porcelain. The CEREC inlay or onlay will provide a strong, aesthetic, long-lasting restoration. Compared to composite (plastic) onlays Cerec’s enamel-like material looks and feels like your real teeth and helps restore your tooth to its original strength. The cerec onlays or inlays have superior aesthetics to PFM (porcelain fused to metal) crowns. Because it’s metal free, it has more natural look and feel but most importantly we can see though it on X-rays and catch new cavities before it’s too late. As with any cerec restoration it can be done with one visit. You can avoid the impression materials, temporary and return appointment associated with lab- created onlays.
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that’s placed over the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength or improve its appearance. A crown may be needed to protect a weakened tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth, to restore a broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down, or the replace old, failing restorations or fillings.
The cerec crown provides a beautiful looking, single – visit restoration. With its enamel-like material, the cerec crown looks and feels like your real teeth. Unlike PFM (porcelain fused to metal) crowns, cerec is metal free. Although the PFM can mimic natural tooth appearance, the metal limits translucency and can sometime show though as a dark line, especially at the gum line. And the cerec crown can help preserve healthy, natural tooth structure. As with any cerec restoration it can also be done in one visit and avoid the impressions, temporary crown and return visit.
Mulitple restorations Save even more time.
It’s not unusual that more than one tooth needs to be restored. Typically this calls for a “quadrant treatment plan.” Quadrant dentistry can entail more then one restoration of any type- Inlays, onlays, crowns, or fillings.
Cerec provides you with the opportunity to make the most efficient use of your time in the dental chair and complete multiple restorations in the same appointment. This technology allows us to design and fabricate restorations at the same time. You can have several strong, beautiful restorations placed in a fraction of the time it would traditionally take.
Although Cerec is our proffered method of fabricating crowns or onlays we do offer options. If you would like PFM (porcelain fused to metal) or gold restorations done we can accommodate any requests. The charge for all crowns and onlays are the same no matter what option you may choose.
Serving the Arizona cities of Glendale, Phoenix and Scottsdale.