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By Kahala Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
September 11, 2018
Category: Crowns
Tags: CEREC Crowns  

CEREC CrownsIn the past, repairing your tooth with a dental crown was a process which involved several visits with your dentist, a dental laboratory, and long wait times. However, CEREC technology gives your dentist the chance to design, create, and customize your crown right in their office, skipping the laboratory step completely and helping you save time, effort, and money. Find out more about CEREC and how it can help you with Dr. Jason Ako at Kahala Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Honolulu, HI.

What is CEREC? 
CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, cuts out the middleman and allows you to complete the crowning process without the need for any temporary restorations or wait times, eliminating the laboratory step completely. CEREC uses high-quality materials during the crown creation process and provides the same level of restoration as traditional crowns. CEREC itself is made up of three main parts: a specialized wand for taking 3D impressions of the mouth, CAD/CAM software, and the CEREC machine itself which crafts the crown itself, carving it out of a block of ceramic or porcelain.

How can CEREC benefit me? 
CEREC lets you go through the crowning process in just a few hours versus several weeks with traditional crowns. Since your dentist creates CEREC in their office, there is no need for a dental laboratory or the wait times and fees associated with them. Additionally, CEREC saves you the normal two-week wait required by the lab to complete your crown. This also eliminates the need for a second appointment with your dentist. CEREC saves you time, money, and effort and helps you undergo your crowning procedure with ease.

CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns in Honolulu, HI
Before placing your crown, your dentist will prepare your tooth to fit perfectly inside your new restoration. This helps with fit and bonding the crown to your tooth. Then, your dentist will take a 3D image of your mouth to send to CEREC’s CAD/CAM software. The software allows your dentist to design the crown specifically for your smile, then further adjust it for a perfect fit. You will wait about an hour for the CEREC machine to create the physical crown, then your dentist will place it permanently onto your tooth.

For more information on the benefits of CEREC dental crowns, please contact Dr. Jason Ako at Kahala Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Honolulu, HI. Call (808) 734-6022 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Ako today!

By Kahala Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
March 05, 2015
Category: Crowns

Have you been putting off visiting your dentist at Kahala Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Honolulu, HI due to the fact that you need dental crowns but you simply don't have the time for the multiple dental appointments that getting crowns requires? If so, Drs. Jason C. Ako, D.D.S. and Christopher Young, D.D.S. have a fantastic solution that may be just perfect for your busy lifestyle: CEREC same CEREC Crownsday crowns.

What Are CEREC Crowns?

In the past, getting crowns required multiple visits to your Honolulu, HI dentist. Not only did you have to go in for an initial exam and impressions, butyou had to wait weeks before returning to have the crown placed. Then there was yet another follow up to check the fit. Not only did this make getting crowns expensive, but also terribly inconvenient.

Thankfully, all that has changed thanks to new CEREC same day crown technology. With CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, your dentist can take your dental impressions and create your new crown in-office instead of sending the impressions off to the lab. Finally, you can have your crowns placed in only one convenient office visit, saving you both time and hassle.

Why Should I Choose CEREC Crowns?

CEREC technology offers several benefits. First there is the time factor. CEREC crowns can be placed in as little as one hour instead of over the course of two weeks. CEREC crowns also provide a custom fit, a natural-looking appearance, and a durable result. By receiving your new crown the same day, you won't need to be fitted for a temporary crown. Even better, this remarkable new process is similarly priced to traditional lab-made crowns.

Why wait weeks to finally get that beautiful smile you'll be proud to show off? When you visit Drs. Ako and Young at Kahala Cosmetic & Famly Dentistry in Honolulu, HI, you can get your beautiful new smile in as little as one dentist's visit. Don't spend your life at the dentist. Call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ako or Dr. Young today and finally have your dental work completed with ease and speed!