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By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
July 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Created in Germany over two decades ago, CEREC - which stands for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramics - is an dental crownsamazing technology offers a completely different approach to how porcelain dental restorations are made. Similar to a 3D printer, the CEREC unit carves out a perfectly shaped crown or inlay that has shown to be as durable - if not more so - than a lab-created restoration. Not all dentists offer this technology, but Dr. John Stockdale of Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, is proud to have CEREC available to his patients. Learn about its benefits here.

More comfortable

If you've ever had a clay impression taken of your teeth, you know that the paste is sticky and messy and the trays are bulky and uncomfortable. CEREC eliminates this process by using three-dimensional digital pictures of your teeth. One of our trained staff members will use a handheld wand to take several images of the area where your restoration will be placed. These images are then uploaded to the milling unit, where your restoration will be carved out of porcelain.

Better fit

Lab-created crowns often need fine-tuning before they can accurately fit into the space where they're needed. Even with digital measurements, the ceramic is still often too wide or long to fit properly. With CEREC, there's no need for your Rancho Cucamonga dentist to file, reshape, and refit your restoration because the machine can mill down to an accuracy of 7.5 microns. To put that in perspective, one of your hairs is about 200 microns wide.

Time saving

With CEREC, there's no need to have an ill-fitting temporary crown for a few weeks, only to return to your dentist's office again for the placement of your permanent restoration. Your procedure, measurements, and creation of the final restoration that finishes it can be done in just one appointment!

Renaissance Dental Care offers a variety of cutting-edge dental procedures to patients in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Stockdale, contact our office today!

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
January 28, 2016
Category: Procedures
Tags: CEREC   dental crowns  

Could same-day crowns be the right dental work to preserve your damaged tooth?

If you’ve ever needed to get a dental crown before you may remember that after coming in for a routine checkup, where your Rancho dental crownsCucamonga dentist Dr. John Stockdale discovered a damaged tooth, you would have to come back to prepare the tooth and remove enough enamel for the crown.

In the meantime, the crown would need at least a week to be custom-made to fit over your tooth. During that time, you would be given a less-than-durable temporary crown. The process sounds a bit exhausting. But with CEREC same-day crowns… Not anymore!

What are CEREC crowns?

CEREC crowns look no different than traditional crowns and are still used to restore a tooth back to its normal shape, strength, size or aesthetics. The only difference is that CEREC crowns can be made in just one dental visit. Better yet, they can be made while you sit right here in our dental chair.

What makes a single visit possible is that CEREC crowns are made from a solid block of either ceramic or resin through our in-office CAD/CAM technology.

How does it all work?

When you come in for your dental crown we will first prepare the tooth by removing enough enamel to make room for the crown. Then we will take impressions of your teeth. With traditional crowns you may remember those messy, putty-like impressions that we needed to take, but now we can snap a few images of your teeth and have the images uploaded to our computer instantly.

Once the images are uploaded your Rancho Cucamonga general dentist will then use the CAD software to create a precise-fit crown. Once complete the CAM technology will mill the crown from a single block of material. And the best part is you can get your new restoration in about an hour!

Want to learn more about getting CEREC crowns in Rancho Cucamonga? Then call Renaissance Dental Care today to schedule a consultation with us.

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