Pleasant Hill dentist offers CEREC same-day dental crowns
Dr. Cheng Zhu and his team at Pleasant Hill Dental work routinely with Pleasant Hill, California, area patients seeking the best in dentistry. For many, this also means using today’s outstanding technology to achieve better oral health and wellness. Patients who require restorations such as dental crowns are excited to learn that they can obtain same-day repairs thanks to the inclusion of the CEREC machine and software into our dental practice.
What is CEREC, and how is it used in dentistry?
CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, and it is a type of dental restoration technology used to create ceramic dental crowns. The process involves using a computer-aided design (CAD) program to create a 3D model of the desired dental restoration, which is then sent to a milling machine. The milling machine uses a diamond-tipped tool to carve the restoration out of a block of ceramic material. Once the restoration is complete, it is then bonded to the tooth using a special adhesive.
What are the advantages of utilizing CEREC technology?
CEREC technology has revolutionized how dentists can provide their patients with high-quality, esthetically pleasing dental restorations. In the past, patients who needed a dental crown would have to wait several weeks while the restoration was being created in a laboratory. With CEREC, the entire process can be completed in a single visit to the dentist’s office, which is much more convenient for patients. Additionally, because the restorations are made from ceramic material, they closely match the color and appearance of natural teeth. Because of these benefits, many patients love being able to restore their smiles in a single appointment.
Learn more about CEREC and other technologically advanced solutions available at Pleasant Hill Dental
If you are considering getting a dental crown, ask Dr. Cheng Zhu if CEREC technology is right for you. Call (925) 693-7077 to request an appointment at our facility and find out more about this and other technology used at Pleasant Hill Dental. We are conveniently located in the Pleasant Hill, CA area at 1894 Contra Costa Boulevard and accept new patients and families.