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CEREC Dental Crowns - Aliso Viejo, CA

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CEREC Same Day Implants Are A Convenient And Time Saving Option For Dental Crowns

Skip the wait with same-day CEREC crowns in Aliso Viejo, CA

If you have ever had a traditional crown placed, you may be all too familiar with the long and somewhat tedious process of having a temporary crown that you have to “baby” for weeks while you wait for your permanent crown to be made. At Claire Cho DDS, patients in the Aliso Viejo, CA area can skip the wait! We use CEREC same-day technology to take digital impressions of your mouth and then create natural-looking, durable, and highly functional porcelain crowns and other restorations – all in just one visit.

How do same-day crowns work?

To place a traditional crown, patients typically have to come in for at least two visits spaced weeks apart. In the first visit, the tooth is shaped and prepared for the crown, impressions are taken, and then a temporary crown is placed on the tooth. Then, the crown is made in an outside laboratory and the patient comes back into the office to have the crown placed once it is ready. With same-day CEREC crowns, all of this is done in just one trip to our office.

We begin by preparing your tooth like we would for a traditional crown, and then use advanced computer-aided design (CAD) software to take digital impressions of your tooth. Then, while you wait comfortably in the office—catching up on emails, reading a book, or even taking a quick nap—your CEREC crown is milled from a block of high-quality dental ceramic to precisely fit your tooth. Once it is ready, we bond the crown onto your tooth and you are free to go with your permanent restoration in place!

CEREC technology is loved by patients and dentists alike because it:

  • Saves you time and stress: Today’s busy schedules make it difficult to find time for dental appointments; with CEREC technology, you only need to come in for one visit and you are done
  • Creates a precise, perfect fit: Traditional putty impressions can be imprecise and lead to issues with fit in your final restoration; conversely, the digital impressions and CEREC fabrication process are extremely precise for a better fit and function
  • Is durable: Your crown is made with advanced dental ceramics for a strong, durable, and long-lasting restoration
  • Looks natural: We use color-matching technology to make your crown match your existing teeth so it fits in seamlessly with the rest of your smile
  • Is versatile:While crowns are one of the most common restorations that we make using CEREC technology, it is not just limited to those—we can also use CEREC to create other restorations, from simple fillings to porcelain veneers

CEREC technology is just one of the many advanced technologies that we are equipped with at Claire Cho DDS. Our Aliso Viejo office serves patients from Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Laguna Woods, and neighboring communities. To benefit from the latest dental treatment advances and gentle, high-quality care, call us today at (949) 541-2529!

Dr. Claire Cho, Claire Cho DDS, CA

Claire Cho, DDS, has been serving patients for over 31 years.

She is passionate about applying new knowledge in her practice and attends continuing education courses annually. These advanced courses have enabled her to gain specialized knowledge on implantology, dental prosthetics, soft tissue grafting, neuromuscular occlusion, and bone and tissue regeneration.

Dr. Cho is one of the few dentists in Orange County offering LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure), the FDA-approved gum disease treatment that doesn’t involve cutting and sewing. She combines science with an artistic eye to transform the smiles and lives of patients. Her recent accolades include nominations for Best of LA Cosmetic Dentist and Top Doc of Orange County by Orange Coast magazine and being awarded fellow status by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

How to Know If You Need a Dental Crown

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that fits snuggly over a tooth, completely covering it. Usually, a crown is required to restore the size, shape, strength, or appearance of a tooth. We can fix teeth with dental crowns by encasing the visible portion of the tooth that lies above the gum line. Dental crowns may be needed if:

  • Weak teeth (i.e.: from decay)
  • Prevent teeth from breaking or cracking
  • Worn or broken teeth
  • Tooth needing a large filling
  • Replace a missing tooth with a bridge
  • Misshapen or discolored teeth
  • Root canal therapy

We admit it, of course there are better things than getting a new crown, but with CEREC from Sirona the way to a dental prosthesis is now more than pleasant than ever. So, what is CEREC? CEREC stands or Ceramic Reconstruction. With CEREC your treatment is faster and more comfortable because the dental prosthesis is created digitally, regardless of whether you need a partial crown, crown or veneer. So, what does this mean exactly? No impression material, no uncomfortable impression tray in the mouth, which means no pharyngeal reflex and no jaw ache. The dentist scans your dentition using a camera, then the dental prosthesis is designed on the computer and manufactured directly in the practice. You can even watch this process. The dental prosthesis is then fitted precisely in your mouth and that’s it, the treatment only takes approximately one hour. Say goodbye to temporary prosthesis, follow-up appointments and multiple injections. And the result will remain perfect for years to come, like ceramic restorations in the laboratory. No dark crown margins, no allergic reactions, and healthy gums. With CEREC the dental prosthesis looks completely real. Make an appointment right now for an uncomplicated, aesthetic dental prosthesis. Go to www.onlyonevisit.com for more information.

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