The Brains Behind Same-Day Crowns
Before CEREC® technology transformed the way porcelain crowns are made, the old process required multiple visits to our Vista Dental Care Offices in Ontario, CA. We took impressions of our patients’ teeth with messy “goo” that was very uncomfortable for patients to endure. Once the impression was finished, we sent it to an off-site lab to be made into a porcelain crown.
After an average of 7-10 days, the crown was then sent back to our office for placement on the patient’s damaged tooth. From beginning to end, the entire multiple-visit process usually took about two weeks to complete. Meanwhile, our patients had to wear temporary crowns.
CEREC Technology Changed Everything
Known as “One-Visit Dentistry,” the CEREC system’s industry-leading technology transformed the old time-consuming process of dental crown restoration into a single-visit process. Patients can now walk into Vista Dental Care with a damaged tooth and walk out two hours later with a beautiful, permanent, porcelain crown created by the CEREC system right in our own dental office.
The Magic of Digital Dental Crowns
The CEREC machine is a special computer that uses full-color 3-D digital imaging to create a precise three-dimensional model of the damaged tooth and then communicates with a milling machine to mold the actual crown. Here’s how it works:
First Step: Using a special intra-oral camera Dr. Michael Min, DDS takes a digital 3-D image of the damaged tooth which takes just a few minutes to complete.
Second Step: Guided by the CEREC system, he then creates the dental crown restoration design.
Third Step: Dr. Min transmits the restoration design to our CEREC in-office milling machine that molds a ceramic block into a high-quality ceramic crown, matched by size, shape, and color to our patient’s tooth.
Gorgeous, Durable Porcelain Crowns
Even though CEREC technology shortens the crown-making process, the beauty and durability of CEREC porcelain crowns are without equal. Just like the old fashioned crowns, your CEREC crowns will keep you smiling for many years to come.
Staying at the leading edge of dental care technology help Vista Dental Care treat patients with the most advanced, patient-friendly procedures for effective dental care and fantastic results.
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I've been coming here for about a year and a half, and Dr. Min and his staff are always so professional and accommodating. From routine filings to getting my wisdom teeth taken out, they've always taken the best care of me. I would recommend them to anyone.
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