Dr. Darren Gonzalez is a dentist in Santa Rosa, CA who is pleased to offer patients same-day dental crowns. This is achieved with CEREC® technology, available right in his dental office for you to consider when creating porcelain restorations for the smile. Learn more about CEREC® same day crowns to see why you will love them!
What does CEREC® stand for?
CEREC® is a popular acronym in dentistry that stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. It is a system used to create lifelike dental crowns, veneers, and onlays in a single visit. The procedure starts with our dentist taking an impression of the tooth or teeth being treated. Then, this impression is used to create a digital model which is used to generate a custom restoration. Once the dental restoration is complete, it is bonded to the tooth using special dental cement. CEREC® restorations are made from high-quality ceramic materials that closely match the color and translucency of natural teeth. As a result, they are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth and can provide many years of restoration before needing to be replaced.
What are dental crowns?
One of the most common dental services is the placement of dental crowns. A dental crown is a cover that goes over the top of the tooth to restore it to its original shape and size. Crowns can be made out of different materials, including ceramic, metal, and porcelain. In most cases, the crown will be matched to the color of your natural teeth. The procedure for getting a crown usually takes a single visit thanks to our CEREC® technology. Both the impressions and the bonding of the permanent crown in place occur during the same appointment. Crowns can last for many years with proper care.
How does CEREC® technology improve the dental crown process?
Dental crowns are an important tool for restoring the function and appearance of teeth that have been damaged by decay or injury. In the past, the process of creating a dental crown could be quite lengthy, involving multiple visits to the dentist. However, thanks to CEREC® technology, crowns can now be made in a single visit. CEREC® uses computer-aided design and manufacturing to create highly accurate dental crowns. The crown is then milled from a solid block of ceramic material. This significantly reduces the time needed to create a dental crown, making the process more convenient for patients. In addition, CEREC®-created crowns closely match the color and translucency of natural teeth, providing patients with a more aesthetic repair.
How do I learn more about CEREC® dental crowns in Santa Rosa, CA?
If you are interested in finding out how CEREC® same day dental crowns can change your dental experience, contact our dentist, Dr. Darren Gonzalez, and his team at 707-542-1532.