CEREC is a computerized technology that allows us to create strong, customized, tooth-colored ceramic restorations right here in the office, usually within a single appointment. No temporary or second visit is required and the restorations are strong and beautiful.
Los Altos Dentist Dr. Diamond has been using CEREC technology since 2007, early in its development, and Dr. Diamond has extensive training and clinical experience with the most current CEREC software and equipment.
In the course of one visit, we can prepare your damaged tooth, create an optical impression of the tooth using a 3D camera, and use CEREC software to design and precision mill the restoration, which is then permanently bonded to your tooth. No mess, no discomfort, no wait. Get the smile you want and get back to your life. We know you’ve got more important things to do.
CEREC restorations are not available for all teeth or situations. Please contact us for an appointment if you are interested in CEREC restorations.
Most dental restorative methods require more than one visit to the dentist. This means that on the first visit, you get an injection of anesthesia, your tooth prepared, an impression taken, and a temporary restoration put on your tooth. You make a second appointment for a couple of weeks later, get another injection, have the temporary pried off (if it hasn’t fallen off already), and have a permanent restoration put on. Why go to the dentist a second time when you don’t have to? With CEREC, the procedure is done in a single appointment, start to finish. A CEREC tooth restoration isn’t just convenient, it is also healthy.
Many years ago, dentists had few options to repair decayed and damaged teeth other than amalgam, gold, and other metals. With CEREC, Los Altos Dentist Dr. Jeffrey Diamond can use strong, tooth colored ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function. These materials closely match the composition of natural tooth structure. This means when you eat hot food and then drink something cold, the restoration and tooth expand and contract at almost equal rates, greatly reducing the risk of tooth or restoration cracking. Also, the materials are chemically bonded to your tooth, so your dentist can save as much healthy tooth structure and tissue as possible while providing you with a dental restoration that strengthens your tooth.