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Patients in La Crescenta, CA consider cost and benefits of CEREC same day crowns

“Technology” has become so commonplace that it is easy to overlook the real meaning. The word is derived from the Greek term for “science of craft” – advanced skills and processes rooted in machines. That definition aptly describes CEREC same day crowns and the cost and benefits of this procedure. Dr. Carlos Garcia uses CEREC technology to keep his patients in the La Crescenta, CA area smiling.

CEREC difference 

A dental crown is a cap of metal, ceramic, or other material. It covers the portion of a tooth visible above the gum line, providing strength, and restoring appearance and function. A conventional crown is made in a dental laboratory, from physical impressions and measurements taken by the dentist. Since the tooth is prepared (areas of damage removed, and remaining structure shaped to hold the crown), it must be protected with an interim restoration, meanwhile. That means two trips to the dentist, and a few weeks of trying to chew delicately.

CEREC brings the entire process in-house, so your crown is designed, fabricated, and placed in just one visit. Dr. Garcia uses a slim intraoral camera to create digital impressions of your mouth. Computer software transforms this data into design instructions for a milling machine. The device carves your crown from a solid block of lustrous, strong porcelain. It is cemented into place and your tooth is restored.

Cost and benefits of CEREC same day crowns La Crescenta, CA patients adore

  • The cost of a CEREC crown is comparable to a lab-fabricated restoration and is covered by most insurance plans.
  • A crown can be completed in less than two hours.
  • No gooey impressions that trigger gagging.
  • Color match is excellent.
  • Fit is precise at the margin (where the crown meets gum tissue), reducing risk of bacterial build-up, tooth decay, and gum disease.
  • Material is bio-friendly and non-toxic to other tissues.
  • Strong and durable – with good oral hygiene, a CEREC crown can last many years.
  • Looks and functions just like a natural tooth.

Call (818) 290-8788 to schedule a visit to Bright Smiles Dental Studio. Dr. Garcia will be happy to show you this amazing technology.

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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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