CEREC technology: Single visit dental restorations in Glendale

When you have a cavity, or have broken a tooth, you naturally want it fixed right . . . and quickly. Dr. Carlos Garcia brings the convenience, beauty, and health benefits of CEREC to patients in the Glendale, La Crescenta-Montrose area.

Understanding CEREC

In the past, most filings were silver-colored amalgam. If the area of decay or damage was too large for a conventional filling, a crown was created at a dental laboratory. The process took at least two appointments over several weeks.

CEREC is short for “chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics,” or “CEramic REConstruction.” The technique utilizes computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD/CAM) to fabricate inlays, onlays, and crowns from strong ceramic material.

The damaged tooth is first prepped. Three dimensional impressions are taken with an intraoral camera. Robust computer software uses this information to design the restoration. Precise specifications are sent to an in-house milling machine, where the restoration is cut from a solid block of ceramic. It is stained to match the color of your existing teeth, and then cemented securely in place. You are on your way!

CEREC benefits

  • No messy impressions.
  • No temporary filling or crown.
  • Your final restoration is completed in one visit.
  • The restoration contains no metal.
  • The biocompatible material is non-reactive and resists stains.
  • Your tooth looks and feels natural.
  • Easy care – just brush and floss as usual.
  • With good oral hygiene, CEREC restorations last many years.
  • CEREC crowns are versatile. They can also be used to strengthen a tooth following root canal therapy, to finish a dental implant, or as part of a crown and bridge unit.

Dr. Garcia and his team at Bright Smiles Dental Studio are committed to providing superior dental care, such as CEREC, to patients in the Glendale area.

New patients are welcome – call (818) 290-8788 for an appointment.



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Dr. Carlos C. Garcia, DDS

Dr. Carlos C. Garcia is a leading dentist in Glendale CA. Having first earned a DDS from Brazil’s prestigious State University of Rio de Janeiro in 1997, he received his license to practice there. Dr. Garcia then attended the University of Southern California’s School of Dentistry where he earned a dual DDS degree. Not only did he graduate with honors at both institutions but has also served as a teaching assistant! Today, with over twenty-three years of experience as a general and cosmetic dentist, he prides in providing quality dental care experiences to his Glendale patients through Bright Smiles Dental Studio. His specialty lies in dental implants, complex smile makeovers, and full mouth restorations using modern and innovative technologies and techniques. Dr. Garcia has been nominated for membership in the American Association for the Advancement of Science; Science Program for Excellence in Science.

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