Whole Health Dentistry offers advanced, integrative care and technologies within a warm and comfortable office, conveniently located just blocks from downtown Santa Barbara. Along with her skilled and friendly team, Dr. Cynthia Copeland takes this notion of convenience to the next level with CEREC technology. This system is often referred to as “same day dentistry” or “teeth in a day” for a good reason, it turns the traditional process of getting dental crowns on its head.
Instead of requiring at least two visits to the dentist’s office to get a crown, Dr. Copeland can make your crown while you wait during a single visit. And, due to the precision nature of these crown-making capabilities, you can enjoy your crowned tooth for decades to come – as long as you maintain good oral hygiene at home and in our practice (regular check-ups and cleanings).
All of us have natural crowns; a crown is simply the white part of the tooth visible when you smile. Sometimes, the natural crown is damaged due to decay, gum disease, or other trauma or injury to the tooth. While we work closely with our patients to avoid the need for crowns and other restorations to resolve such damages, if you need a crown, we have an efficient, stress-free, precise, and comfortable alternative to the conventional crowns process with CEREC.
CEREC stands for:
This acronym is a great way to sum up what CEREC is all about. We use computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing technologies to make permanent crowns “chairside,” or in-house, while you wait. We mill each crown from a block of “esthetic” and durable quality dental “ceramics” (porcelain). Additionally, CEREC supports an “economical” process when it comes to making these common dental restorations.
Since all steps are handled skillfully on-site in a single visit, gas and associated costs with return trips to our practice are eliminated. Due to the precise nature of CEREC crowns, and our high-quality materials, these restorations are also an exceptional value because they last and last. Our patients also appreciate that Dr. Copeland uses low-touch digital diagnostic tools, such as a wand-like scanner, to take images of your mouth (instead of gag-inducing, putty-like bitewings). Dr. Copeland can also make adjustments to the crowns in-house in a matter of moments.
We could go on and on about the benefits of our technologies and approaches. But there is nothing quite like experiencing it for yourself! Text us today at +1 (855) 441-0001 to schedule your visit to Whole Health Dentistry in Santa Barbara, CA.