Dr. Eric Wiitala of Scottsdale, AZ is a general dentist who is pleased to provide patients with restorative options when they are faced with damage to the natural smile. Many patients come to the dentist for the fabrication and placement of dental crowns. Crowns are porcelain “caps” that are custom-fabricated and bonded over the natural tooth to change the appearance or add an extra layer of protection over the natural tooth. However, it is used, the process in a typical dental office can take much longer than in a dental practice that offers technologically advanced solutions such as CEREC technology.
What is CEREC?
The best way to describe CEREC is as a specialized computer system that takes digitized impressions of the natural smile and converts them with software, allowing a unique machine to essentially mill out of a block of porcelain a custom-fabricated dental crown. The CEREC device can also be used for other porcelain restorations such as veneers or dental bridges, but the most common option is that of the dental crown. The device eliminates a lot of time and expense needed to traditionally send a dental impression to a laboratory sometimes states away where the crown is made by hand and then mailed back to the dental office within a few weeks for placement. With CEREC, patients can relax in the dental chair while their restoration is made within minutes! Patients don’t have to make extra appointments or deal with the placement of a temporary crown while they wait for their final repair. CEREC technology is fast, efficient, and affordable for patients who are in need of dental restorations that are accurate and speedy.
Interested in CEREC restorations with Scottsdale, AZ area dentist?
Contact Dr. Eric Wiitala and his team to learn about the advantages of using CEREC technology to achieve a more beautiful smile in a faster manner! His practice is conveniently located at 9755 North 90th Street, Suite #B250 and can be reached by calling (480) 657-6981. The practice provides some of the most modern, state-of-the-art solutions for the smile, including general, cosmetic, and restorative care. Enjoy comprehensive, affordable treatment with our team.