Posts for tag: CEREC

By E. John Baron DDS
March 06, 2018
Category: Dentistry

You could now get a brand new dental restoration in just one trip to the crowns

We know that our patients lead busy lives and that trying to schedule dental visits can be a royal pain. Of course, it’s also important that you get the dental care you need to keep your oral health on track. If you require a dental crown you may worry that you’ll need to come back for multiple appointments but our Santa Cruz, CA, dentist, Dr. E. John Baron, has some good news: Now you can get a dental crown created and placed in just one visit.

If you are dealing with a tooth that is severely damaged or decaying you want a restoration that will be able to protect the tooth and restore it so that it is as strong as it can possibly be. In most cases, the best option is to place a dental crown over the tooth. Of course, in the past, getting a dental crown often took multiple trips to the office to prep the tooth, take impressions and measurements, wait for the crown to be made and then to come back in once the crown is made so that it can be fitted.

Now, CEREC technology makes it possible to prep your tooth, create and make your crown right here in our office, and then cement the crown into place in just one visit. Here are some of the benefits to getting CEREC crowns from our Santa Cruz general dentist:

An Improved Appearance

Having a cracked, damaged, or even a cosmetically imperfect smile can certainly put a damper on your appearance. You may feel less confident whenever you open your mouth to speak or even to smile at a colleague or friend. Luckily, by getting a CEREC crown you’ll feel confident again in your smile in no time.

A Natural Restoration

We pride ourselves on creating restorations that look as natural and real as possible, and CEREC crowns are no different. We take digital images of your tooth, which provide a far more precise measurement of the damaged tooth. This means a dental crown that fits perfectly. Plus, we choose the color of the porcelain before the milling machine chisels out your crown, so we can offer you a restoration that most closely matches the shade of your tooth.

We Save You Time

Since CEREC crowns can be made and placed in just one visit this completely does away with needing to come in multiple times to our office. Plus, you won’t need to get a temporary crown placed over your tooth, which can be annoying and often crack or fall off before getting your permanent crown. Now, you can sit in our dental chair and get a new restoration in about one hour. This saves our patients a lot of time and hassle.

Do you have questions about getting CEREC crowns in Santa Cruz, CA? Want to find out if this is the best approach for improving your oral health? Then call our office today to learn more about CEREC crowns and to schedule a consultation with us.

By E. John Baron DDS
August 29, 2016
Category: Dentistry

In a normal case, getting a permanent crown will take about two or three appointments. Patients are happy to learn that Dr. John Baron dental crownsoffers CEREC Same Day Crowns at his Santa Cruz office. It is a convenient service that allows patients to walk out of the dentist’s office with a new smile with a relatively short wait compared to traditional crowns. Learn more about CEREC and find out if you’re a candidate for this treatment. 

What Is CEREC?
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a dental technology that allows your dentist to create and install a permanent custom crown in just one appointment—thus the nickname of “Same Day Crowns.” Using CAD/CAM technology, a machine can take an impression of the tooth and create a crown out of ceramic or porcelain material while you wait.

The Convenience of CEREC
Some patients don’t have the time in their schedules to come to the dentist’s office two or three times for a permanent crown. Since CEREC crowns can be designed and made in one appointment by your Santa Cruz dentist, there’s no need to take multiple days off of work or to wait while wearing a potentially uncomfortable temporary crown. This is the ideal solution for business professionals and patients who need their smiles to be perfect at all times for their jobs.

The CEREC Appointment
After your dentist confirms that your tooth is healthy enough to support a crown, the necessary tooth enamel will be removed so that the crown can fit. Next, an impression will be made with the CAD/CAM camera so that a custom crown can be crafted. After about an hour, you’ll walk out of the office with a brand new bonded crown that will last for up to 15 years (longer with good care).

Ask Your Dentist About CEREC
Same Day Crowns will help you if you need a convenient option for restoring your smile. Call Dr. John Baron at (831) 426-9200 today to schedule a CEREC consultation at his Santa Cruz, CA office.

E. John Baron DDS, INC.
550 Water Street, Suite L-1
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 426-9200


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