Patients in the area of Scottsdale, AZ in need of dental restorations such as dental crowns can visit most any dentist to serve this purpose. However, what sets Dr. Eric Wiitala apart from his competition is the ability to provide same-day, chairside restorations with technology such as CEREC.
What is CEREC?
Dr. Eric Wiitala describes CEREC as a specialized CAD/CAM device and system in which patients can have digitized impressions converted into the computer for immediate milling from porcelain—right in the dental office while they wait! CEREC dental crowns are just as strong and as beautiful as anything available from a dental laboratory but take a fraction of the time using today’s amazing technology!
What is the process of receiving a dental crown with CEREC technology?
Patients start with their consultation appointment and initial evaluation during which they may learn that their smile can benefit from one or more dental crowns. Then, once patients have decided to move forward with these repairs, Dr. Eric Wiitala will prepare the teeth. This requires the removal of a portion of the enamel around the tooth where the dental crown will cover. A unique device is then used to take a digital impression of the natural tooth once prepared, and this is converted to a milling device. A block of porcelain is placed into the machine which carefully creates a custom dental crown while patients wait in the chair. Within 20 minutes, the new crown is complete and can be bonded into place. Patients leave the office with their brand-new restoration and can smile with confidence once again! Not all dental practices in the area offer CEREC same-day repairs and replacements.
Schedule a visit with Dr. Eric Wiitala to learn about CEREC tooth restoration
Patients in and around the community of Scottsdale, AZ who are interested in discussing the benefits of CEREC restorations are welcome to book a consultation visit with Dr. Eric Wiitala and his team. Call (480) 657-6981 today to schedule an appointment at 9755 North 90th Street, Suite #B250 and take the time to educate yourself on the benefits of using CEREC technology to enhance your smile!