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By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
January 28, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: CEREC Crowns  

CEREC crowns are ideal for busy people. In fact, the same-day crowns require just one appointment with your Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist, Dr. John Stockdale.

How are CEREC crowns different than other crowns?

Receiving a crown once required two dental appointments. During the first appointment, your dentist made an impression of your mouth and prepared your tooth for the dental crown. You left the office with a temporary crown, which you wore until your new crown was ready. Although the crown was very durable, you had to avoid eating sticky or tough foods that could loosen or dislodge the temporary restoration.

After waiting about two weeks for technicians in a dental laboratory to create your crown, you returned to the dental office for your second and final appointment. Thanks to the CEREC crown process, it's now possible to eliminate the dental lab and the need for a second appointment.

What happens when I receive a CEREC crown?

The first two steps - preparation and an impression - remain almost the same no matter what type of crown you receive. Thanks to the digital CAD/CAM technology, messy putty impressions are a thing of the past. If putty impressions tend to make you gag, you'll appreciate the much more comfortable digital impression process.

Your dentist creates your new crown in his Rancho Cucamonga office while you wait. As soon as your dentist is happy with the design of the crown, he sends it to his in-office milling machine.

Your crown is fabricated from a block of ceramic or resin, two materials that look just like tooth enamel. The milling machine crafts your restoration by strategically removing layers from the ceramic or resin block. The result is a natural-looking crown that fits your tooth perfectly.

The process generally takes about an hour. As soon as your crown is ready, your dentist will check its fit. After making a few minor adjustments, he'll attach it to your tooth with dental cement.

Restore your smile in just one day with CEREC crowns. Call your dentist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Dr. John Stockdale, at (909) 987-0040 to schedule your appointment.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
April 17, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: CEREC Crowns  

So many individuals desire a porcelain crown to restore a tooth that is unattractive, failing or has multiple metal fillings. However, people worry about the many dental visits and time it can take to put a full gold cap or porcelain and metal alloy crown on a tooth.Dental Crowns

Fortunately, modern dentistry has developed a quick, attractive and durable way to get this restoration. It's called CEREC or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, and your Rancho Cucamonga dentist offers it - saving you time and giving your tooth a sparkling, natural and healthy look and feel.

A beautiful crown in just one visit

Always an advocate of continuing education, John Stockdale DDS has the training and experience necessary to create a porcelain crown right in the office during one appointment. Using color-matching and biocompatible porcelain, the CEREC technique employs a digital camera and CAD/CAM software to image the tooth and mill a replacement right at chair side. Gone are the messy impressions and time needed to send them to an outside dental lab for fabrication of the porcelain crown.

CAD/CAM means Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing. This innovative machine and software 
enables the skilled dentist to:

  • image the tooth before and after it has been prepared (removing any decay, old fillings, etc.) to receive a crown
  • perfectly match the shape, size and color of the restoration to the patient's other teeth
  • carve a brand-new crown in under 15 minutes
  • polish, glaze and cure the crown for aesthetics and durability

A CEREC crown covers the prepared tooth with great accuracy, and there is little or no adjustment of the crown for fit with neighboring teeth or forbite. The CEREC machine designs and creates a restoration that looks great and, once cemented in place, will last indefinitely.

The whole process - from tooth preparation to design to manufacture to final fitting - takes little more than an hour. Patients need no follow-up visit, but simply keep regular appointments for cleanings and check-ups. Individuals care for their CEREC crown in the same way they care for their other teeth - with daily flossing and twice a day brushing.

Renaissance Dental Care

If you are interested in the health benefits, esthetics and convenience of a CEREC crown, look no further than Renaissance Dental Care. Dr. John Stockdale will be happy to walk you through the dental examination to determine if one of these innovative crowns is right for you. In the Rancho Cucamonga, California area, call Dr. Stockdale and his staff at 909-987-0040. Find out for yourself how CEREC crowns can create your beautiful smile.



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