Santa Rosa CEREC
What is CEREC?
CEREC is a technology that allows perfectly fitting, esthetic crowns and veneers to be quickly created and fitted during a single dental visit. Dr. Kenneth L. Alford, DMD is a CEREC practitioner in Santa Rosa and has been using the technology for over 14 years to create beautiful, lasting restorations (crowns) for his patients.
CEREC Helps Create Beautiful Smiles in Less Time
Your time is valuable. With CEREC, our Santa Rosa dentist can restore your smile in a fraction of the time it traditionally took. CEREC speeds up the process that, in the past, took at least two weeks and two visits to the dentist and the use of an offsite dental lab.
Rather than requiring a physical mold to be made, CEREC builds a 3D model of the teeth from digital images, and uses this computerized model to design your new crown. The crown is mechanically produced from a block of ceramic in just a few minutes, and the dentist can then fit it in place on the very same day. You’ll walk out of our Santa Rosa dental practice with a fully-functional bite in as little as one visit!
Thanks to CEREC technology, very few of Dr. Alford’s patients have to get temporary crowns; the vast majority leaves our dental practice with a permanent crown in place. Our practice uses the latest milling technology to create the crowns, and there is an on-site lab so that crowns can be individually customized to match the patient’s natural tooth color.
The Many Uses of CEREC Technology
CEREC is not only used for crowns, but also for dental inlays, veneers, and bridges. We use magnification to ensure that the fit is perfect, down to the tiniest detail. All our ceramic restorations use the toughest and most natural-looking ceramic materials, including E.max crowns.
Dr. Alford has been using CEREC since 1999. Dr. Alford is a CEREC mentor at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, helping to teach other doctors how to correctly use the technology. No matter what kind of ceramic restoration you need, your Santa Rosa CEREC dentist can help.
Questions? Need an Appointment?
If you have questions about CEREC, or if you would like to request an appointment with our CEREC dentist in Santa Rosa, please contact us today at (707) 575-1900.