The dental profession is evolving, and thanks to recent innovations proper dental care does not have to take away from your regularly scheduled life. New technology helps us to diagnose problems earlier, allowing us to treat problems sooner and with less invasive techniques. Until recently, dental restorations demanded at least two dentist appointments since physical dental impressions were created and shipped to a dental lab. Fellowship-trained cosmetic dentist Dr. Troy Gombert is now very happy to provide CEREC technology for one-visit restorations.
CEREC (short for ceramic reconstruction) utilizes computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) equipment to produce your restoration in our practice as you wait. Dr. Gombert utilizes the CEREC system to generate custom-made bridges, crowns, onlays, and inlays. The CEREC machine may also be utilized for cosmetic treatments to generate custom-made veneers. This revolutionary system permits you to bypass the hassle and time of physical dental impressions and multiple visits. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Gombert at his office in Chandler, AZ to find out more about CEREC restorations.
The Advantages of CEREC
Dr. Gombert utilizes the principles of biomimetic dentistry, which is the preservation of as much natural tooth structure as possible when restoring teeth. Preservation of most of the tooth is possible with CEREC crowns. Additionally, CEREC restorations are more comfortable because patients will not have to wear a temporary crown for several weeks.
CEREC restorations are much less likely to be sensitive to chewing or too cold temperatures after they are completed. This is due to the nature of biocompatible materials and the superior adhesives that are used in the bonding process. Above all, CEREC crowns feel and function just like your natural teeth.
"Dr. Gombert and his team are amazing. The office was very clean and nicely decorated. The front office staff called to remind me of my apointment, the new patient paperwork was easily taken care of online before my visit. Treatment plan was thoroughly explained. A friendly face with a good sense of humor is very much welcomed on what can be a tense dentist visit. -George G."- G.G. / Google / Dec 07, 2018
"I highly recommend Dr. Gombert for any dentistry. After years of neglect (I feared the dentist) I finally had several crowns replaced. Due to the positive experience with that I proceeded to get extensive cosmetic work for misaligned, stained, cracked teeth. Words cannot express the vast improvement! Everything exceeded my expectations! I'm a 70 plus woman and my new smile has made feel and look younger. And I'm happier -- smiling more will do that for you! I'm so very grateful. Dr. Gombert is truly an artist."- N.J. / Yelp / Dec 06, 2018
"Dr. Gombert and his staff are truly amazing! I have been coming to Parkside Dental Health for about 5 years and have had a great experience each time. The hygienist I see is Gina and she is always so friendly and fun to talk to. If you’re looking for a fantastic dentist, give them a call. You’ll be happy you did."- S.W. / Google / Sep 18, 2018
"Very professional and friendly"- W.C. / Google / Aug 29, 2018
"Well, honestly, who gets excited hearing bad news? For me it was just over a month ago when I was told I needed a crown. It was inevitable. To my surprise it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Dr. Gombert and his assistant Mia were wonderful. From start to finish they were concerned with my comfort level. Mia even gave me a warm blanket when I got cold. They were professional and took time to explain the procedure with me. The office staff was so helpful leading up to my appointment and extremely informative and willing to work with me while I went through a change in insurance. I would highly recommend Dr. Gombart at Parkside Dental. I’m sure they will exceed whatever expectations you have."- E.O. / Google / Aug 16, 2018
Restorations by CEREC at our Chandler, AZ facility allow you to finish your cosmetic or restorative dental procedure in a single appointment. You might receive a custom-made bridge, crown, onlay, inlay, or veneers using the CEREC system. CEREC helps you avoid several visits, the hassle of dental impressions, and you get temporary covers. CEREC restorations may also be beneficial when you have an emergency, like a cracked tooth or crown.
What to Expect
A CEREC procedure will begin with an appointment where Dr. Gombert will build your personal treatment program. The procedure will require an electronic scan of your teeth. The scan will allow Dr. Gombert manufacture your restoration. From that point, your restoration will be placed into the CEREC system to be created. The amount of time required to make your restoration will be dependent on its dimensions. When the restoration is created, Dr. Gombert can complete and polish the item before putting it in position. He can then fix the restoration so it's fitting properly and matches with your natural enamel.
Once your CEREC restoration is made, it's imperative to keep up a great home dental hygiene regimen. You also ought to schedule yearly dental examinations and twice yearly cleanings with Dr. Troy Gombert in Chandler, AZ. At every appointment, Dr. Gombert will assess your CEREC restoration and also make any needed repairs or alterations that will help keep your teeth healthy. If cared for correctly, CEREC restorations can remain in place for several years.
Dental restorations are often partially paid by insurance. We'll get in touch with your insurer to ascertain your policy and your out-of-pocket expenses. If you do not have insurance, then Dr. Gombert will tell you about payments we take, such as low-interest financing.
Why Do I Need a Restoration?
Teeth are often restored using silver or composite fillings. However, when too much of a tooth's structure is removed to support a filling, a crown or "cap" may be needed. A crown may be needed to:
- Restore a tooth when it is unable to support a large filling
- Attach bridges
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing or restore fractured teeth
- Cover badly shaped or discolored teeth
- Cover dental implants
A crown essentially covers a tooth to restore it to its natural shape and size. This permanent covering fits over your original tooth to strengthen or improve the appearance of the tooth. Fitting a crown generally requires at least two visits to the dentist's office.
CEREC One-Visit Restorations
Dr. Gombert in Chandler, AZ knows that your time is valuable and several follow-up visits may not be easy. That is the reason our patients enjoy the simplicity of CEREC one-visit restorations. While maintaining quality, Dr. Gombert may finish your treatment in one appointment by making a personalized ceramic bridge, crown, onlay, inlay, or cosmetic veneers. Get in touch with us to schedule your appointment with Dr. Gombert and find out more information about CEREC technology.