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Crowning Your Teeth: Could CEREC Be Right for You?
When people experienced chipped, missing, or otherwise damaged teeth, their dental professionals would often use dental crowns or bridges to fix the issue. In most cases, crowns and bridges require multiple visits – at least one to fix or prepare the damaged tooth and another to place a custom-made crown or bridge. With advancements in dental technology, Dr. Andrew Ferrier may be able to speed up the process with same-day CEREC dentistry.
What Is CEREC?
CEREC is a high-tech device that Dr. Ferrier has in the office that allows him to create high-quality dental crowns in the office. This means that in addition preparing your teeth for receiving a crown, Dr. Ferrier can create and place the crown in the same office visit. It is important that any dental professional who uses CEREC is properly trained and has a thorough understanding of the technology – and Dr. Ferrier has that training.
Who May Need CEREC?
Anyone who has a damaged or missing tooth that would typically require the placing of a crown or bridge can benefit from CEREC dentistry. You can know for sure if you need such treatment by visiting Dr. Ferrier and assessing the state of your teeth. He can then decide if a crown or bridge is right for you.
Are There Benefits to This Treatment?
There are many benefits to using CEREC technology:
- Restore the function of your teeth
- Recover from treatment faster
- Take less time off from work and other responsibilities
- Experience high-quality restoration that looks like your natural teeth
How Can You Learn More?
As with any dental treatment, you should have a consultation with Dr. Ferrier at East Bay Healthy Smiles so he can determine which procedures will best meet your needs. Every patient’s needs are different, so we will first come up with a treatment plan designed with you in mind. To schedule your appointment, contact our practice in Walnut Creek, CA today!