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Young smiling beautiful woman at home.Patients in need of dental restorations may find that they need to schedule multiple appointments to have the entire process completed. Fortunately, Dr. Darren Gonzalez and his team in Santa Rosa, CA offers same-day restorations using a specialized system known as “CEREC®.”

What is CEREC®?

Dr. Darren Gonzalez describes the CEREC® system as a computer-aided design and manufacturing system that helps dental professionals restore teeth quickly, efficiently, and with results that look and feel natural.

CEREC® is an acronym which stands for the phrase “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.” The CEREC® system was developed almost four decades ago and continues to improve with time. It allows patients to obtain same-day dental restorations right in the office, eliminating extra appointments while ensuring a quality crown that will last for many years!

How does the CEREC® system work?

The CEREC® system uses 3D imaging technology to create a digital model of the prepared tooth that needs to be restored. This digital model is sent through specialized software is then used to mill a restoration out of a block of ceramic material. The restoration is then bonded on to the tooth using dental adhesive during the same visit.

What are the benefits of CEREC®?

CEREC® offers many benefits to both dental professionals and patients. For dentists, CEREC® provides a more efficient way to restore teeth. The digital workflow saves time by eliminating the need for impressions and the time needed to send the information to a laboratory. It allows for the restorations to be milled in-office. This means that patients can get their restoration done in just one visit, saving time and energy! In addition, CEREC® restorations are made of high-quality materials that match the color and translucency of natural teeth, so they look great, too!

Learn more about CEREC® dental restorations with our team

If you are genuinely interested in finding out more information about dental restorations created using our powerful CEREC® system, connect with Dr. Darren Gonzalez and his team in Santa Rosa, CA to discuss your needs. The office is currently open to new patients, and appointments can be made by calling 707-542-1532.