Novato Restorative Dentist Answers Your Questions about Revolutionary CEREC Treatment

Written by Dr. McConnell on Oct 25, 2016

A primary focus of our dental practice is to make treatment as convenient and efficient as possible for our patients. Our Novato dentists are always incorporating the latest technologies and treatments into our practice. One of these state-of-the-art advancements is CEREC technology.

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This technology enables our dental team to craft and place your restoration right here in our office.

Traditionally, in order to receive a dental crown, a patient would need to come in for a fitting, and then wait for his or her permanent crown to be crafted in a lab off-site. When the final crown is complete, the patient would come back into the office to have it attached. In the interim, the patient wears a temporary crown.

Thanks to CEREC, however, you can now come into our office with a damaged tooth, and leave with your smile restored. During your appointment, our dentist will fit you for a crown. Then, we mill your personalized recommendation from custom-shaded porcelain, while you’re in the dentist’s chair.

As soon as the crown is done, we will test it on your tooth and make any refinements or adjustments necessary. Then we will permanently bond the restoration to your damaged tooth in order to improve the appearance and functionality of the affected tooth. Once bonded in place, your restoration will look natural and allow you to jump back into your normal routine.

This entire process is completed in just one appointment, so you never have to wear a temporary crown, and you don’t have to schedule multiple appointments in order to complete treatment.

There’s no need to live with a damaged and less-than-functional smile. Our Marin dental team has the technology and the expertise to get your smile back on track. Call our office to schedule a consultation, or to learn more about all of the restorative treatments available to you!