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CEREC


What is CEREC®?

Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic or CEREC® for short is a new state-of-the-art method of reconstructing tooth restorations. CEREC® uses computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to offer single-day restorations for patients. This new technology has revolutionized ceramic restorations such as crowns and veneers for patients so that there is no longer a wait between preparing the restoration and finally receiving the finished product. With CEREC®, the technology is used while you are sitting in the dental chair, which is both economical for you and your dentist. The restorations created are metal-free and tooth colored to restore your tooth to its natural beauty, strength and function. With CEREC®’s CAD-CAM technology, these ceramic restorations can all be done in one single visit to the dentist.

The CEREC® Process

CEREC® uses CAD-CAM technology to design and mill custom restorations during one visit to the dentist. So how does this process work?

Exam and Preparation

Before you get started, Dr. Truong will determine if CEREC® is right for you. Depending on how much healthy tooth structure you have remaining, it may be a simple filling or you may need a crown. After reviewing your options, Dr. Truong will begin the process by administering anesthetic and preparing your tooth for restoration by removing decay and weakened tooth tissue.

Optical Impression

In order to make the desired restoration, a 3-dimensional image of the tooth that needs to be restored must be created from a digital camera scan of the tooth. This three-dimensional image will be used to create the restoration without the need to take a messy impression. This means no horrible tasting impression material for you to gag on. The computer and CEREC® 3D software then converts the digital image into a three-dimensional virtual model of the prepared tooth.

Milling Unit

This device is used to create the custom restoration needed for the tooth. Based on the original color of your tooth, the dentist is able to select the correct colored ceramic block and in a few minutes, the milling device is able to create the restoration needed.

Placing the Restoration

After the restoration is made, it is ready to be tried on to ensure that you get proper fit and bite. When it is ready, the restoration is polished and bonded into place by your dentist. Therefore, no temporary restoration is needed and no return trip is necessary, saving you time and money.

Advantages to Using CEREC®

CEREC® has revolutionized the restorative process. It was created with the patient in mind in order to make a visit to the dentist as pain-free as possible. Some of the benefits to using CEREC® are:

  • Most procedures can be done in one visit – less costly and less time-consuming
  • Less painful injections due to single-visit
  • No need to take messy impressions
  • No need to have a temporary restoration for in-between visits
  • Ability to save as much natural tooth structure as possible
  • Longer lasting restorations – may last over 10 years
  • Restores teeth to natural beauty, function and strength
  • Metal-free restorations

TESTIMONIALS

We treat our patients as if they were family.
Here's a few special testimonials we've received from them:

I felt like I had come home after a long journey. You guys do a great job of helping people to feel at ease !! From Charles C. in El Cajon
Dr. Danny and his amazing team, Lina and Emily, are truly the best. I had two crowns and 6 fillings done with them , (braces took there toll), and each were done to perfection. Dr. Danny's state of the art equipment and his vast experience made for a painless process. Also, Dr. Danny and his assistant Emily patiently walked me through the new technology that they have available and it is far more advanced than other dentistries in regards to precision and timeliness. I highly recommend Bliss Dental Arts for all of your dental troubles! From Drew P. in San Diego
Dr. Danny and Dr. Jessica are so awesome! This is my first appointment with their practice. From the moment you walk in it feels inviting, so it does not feel like a dental office. Everything is seemless. From the front desk dental staff to the treatment coordinator Rachel to the assistant and the hygenist is very gentle and thorough. Wow i was amazed at the 3d scan machine they have and hiw when Dr Danny did my complete exam he went tooth per tooth and explained everything. Took his time and asked questions and allowed me to ask questions it made me feel comfortable not rushed. Great caring experienced, i found a great office. From Alberto in Chula Vista
From the minute I walked through the door, I felt like a valued patient. Emily, their incredible hygienist, is not only gentle, but very thorough and SO NICE. She made me feel comfortable, calm, and truly made my experience an extremely positive one. Dr. Jessica was so knowledgeable, thorough, and professional. The entire staff is amazing and approachable- Rachel is always so friendly and very helpful. I never felt pressured and the atmosphere is clean and very comfortable. I will continue to refer to Bliss Dental Arts. From Amy D. in Scripps Ranch
Dr. Truong has been my Dentist for over 20 years. She takes her time and very attentive every time I come see her. Her staff are very knowledgeable and they make you feel special. Her office is super clean and high tech. I love this office! From Kimberly in San Diego
Large and beautiful office, high technology, clean great staff and very friendly, will recommend to anyone. From Beatriz A. in Oceanside
Excellent. It was comfortable, fast and professional. From Nicole H. in San Diego

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