DR GLASBAND'S BLOG

Crowning Achievement

CEREC CAD/CAM

When the visible portion of a tooth becomes so decayed or damaged that replacement is required, the dentist will fabricate a “crown” to restore functionality to the tooth. Traditionally, this procedure has involved removing the tooth’s damaged crown, Taking impression (upon which the new crown will be constructed), fitting a temporary crown, and cementing the permanent crown in place. Recent CAD/CAM technology (computer-aided design/manufacturing technology) has made it possible to bypass the impression-making step.

It allows for the creation of a permanent crown by using a computerized image to create a restoration through a milling chamber that cuts the tooth-like ceramic material into a precise replica of the image.  When this procedure is done in the office, no impression is necessary.  The benefit to our patients is that we can create a crown for them in just one visit!

If this technology, of chair-side CAD/CAM, is located in the dental office there will be no need for a temporary crown or return visit for the final cementation.  Our staff is dedicated to providing the best dental care in a supportive relaxed environment.

Crowning Achievement

Milling Chamber

Our work is enriched by our staff’s commitment to ongoing education, use of the highest quality materials and technologies and respect for out patient’s active participation in optimal health decision-making.

Call us at 562-425-5511 to schedule your next appointment.  New patients are always welcome!

We offer Gentle Dentistry in a Caring Atmosphere.

 

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