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The Aquila Dental office is equipped with modern technology that makes it easier than ever to get the dental treatment you need. CEREC technology makes it possible for our patients to get dental crowns and other restorations in just a single appointment, without waiting for a third-party lab to manufacture your dental prosthesis. Dr. Richard Higgs and the team are proud to offer convenient CEREC technology to make your visit as efficient as possible.

EXPLORE cerec technology

CEREC is an acronym that stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Using a unique chairside 3D modeling and manufacturing system, CEREC technology creates ceramic porcelain crowns and other dental prostheses like veneers, often in just 30 minutes or less. This means that many oral procedures, such as the placement of dental crowns, can be completed in a single 1-2 hour appointment, rather than requiring multiple lengthy appointments.

Cerec Technology
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This video shows the process of how Dr. Richard Higgs can create a same day crown using Cerec Technology.

UNDERSTANDING the cerec process

Once Dr. Richard Higgs determines that a crown is the proper treatment for your, your teeth will be cleaned, and you will be anesthetized to prepare for the treatment. After this, your tooth is prepared f by removing a small layer of enamel to provide a foundation for the completed dental crown. Dr. Richard Higgs uses an iTero 3D Scanner to take measurements and photos of your mouth and the detailed information from this scan is sent to our CEREC machine.

To ensure a perfect fit and natural look, Dr. Richard Higgs will make some minor adjustments to the tooth restoration and begin the manufacturing process. This takes only a few minutes. The crown will be boned permanently in place to complete the procedure. Typically, this entire process takes just an hour or two, saving you both time and money and while offering immediate treatment for your dental health issues.

DISCOVERING the benefits of cerec technology

Here are just a few of the biggest benefits of CEREC technology that you can look forward to as a patient at Aquila Dental:

  • No temporary crown required – Without CEREC, patients must have a temporary crown placed, and wear it for 2-3 weeks until the permanent crown has been manufactured. These crowns are typically uncomfortable and do not look like natural teeth.
  • Better quality and fit – Dr. Richard Higgs can fine-tune the crafting of your ceramic crown and make adjustments, or even re-do the entire crown if necessary, to ensure a perfect fit and quality.
  • Faster recovery time – You don’t have to recover from two or more appointments, which means you’ll be able to get back to your normal day-to-day life more quickly.

cerec same day crowns in chandler

If you need a dental crown and you’re curious to learn more about the benefits of CEREC, give us a call at (480) 360-5445 to schedule a consultation, or drop by our office at 3175 S Price Road, Suite 140, Chandler, AZ 85248. Take a look at our reviews and testimonials to hear our success stories and learn more about how CEREC technology can improve and restore your smile.