CEREC technology has revolutionized dental restorations with inlays and onlays, offering swift and precise solutions to restore damaged or decayed teeth. Utilizing state-of-the-art CEREC technology, our practice crafts same-day inlays and onlays from the most durable materials. Inlays fit precisely within the tooth’s surface, while onlays provide extended coverage, both tailored to address various levels of damage. These restorations are meticulously designed to harmonize flawlessly with your natural tooth color, ensuring a seamless blend of durability and aesthetic appeal.
As a leading CEREC dentist in Orinda, our practice specializes in leveraging cutting-edge CEREC technology for efficient, same-day restorations. Our priority is preserving your natural tooth structure while providing robust and functional solutions. Opting for inlays or onlays using CEREC technology ensures that our patients experience fast, precise, and the highest quality dental solutions.
Contact Orinda Family Dentistry to book your CEREC fillings or CEREC crown appointment. Dr. Sandhu and Dr. Dhillon are very experienced in restoring teeth to their natural strength and beauty with CEREC – call us or request an appointment online today!
CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic:
CEREC is an advanced dental restorative system that allows your dentist to restore decayed teeth, place crowns, remove defective amalgam fillings, or place cosmetic veneers in just one appointment. This allows you to have the highest quality, most lifelike dental restorations in just one visit!
The CEREC Acquisition Unit is mobile and houses a medical-grade computer and the CEREC camera. Our doctors use the camera to take a digital picture of your prepared tooth. This picture is used instead of traditional impressions, which means no more impression trays, goop, or gagging. The computer and CEREC 3D software converts the digital picture to a three-dimensional virtual model of your prepped tooth.
Our dentists then design your restoration right on screen using the software while you wait (and watch!). This software can assist with designing any single tooth restoration, including: crowns, inlays and onlays, fillings, or veneers.
Once your doctor has designed your restoration (usually about 5 minutes), he or she clicks a button, and the design data is communicated via a wireless radio signal to the CEREC Milling Unit.
Dr. Sandhu, Dr. Dhillon, or your dental assistant will select a ceramic block that matches the shade of the tooth being repaired and insert that block into the Milling Unit. The data from the Acquisition Unit is used to direct two diamond-coated burs to carve the block into the predetermined shape of the restoration. This process usually takes 8-18 minutes depending on the size and type of restoration. After the milling is finished, our CEREC dentist will polish the finished filling or crown and bond it into place.
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