Bringing health to the forefront of dentistry.

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Metal-free dentistry

Health conscious people are increasingly becoming concerned with metal in their mouth, particularly mercury. A CEREC tooth restoration isn’t just convenient, it is also healthy. Many years ago, dentists had few options to repair decayed and damaged teeth other than amalgam, gold, and other metals. With CEREC, it is possible to use strong, tooth colored porcelain materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function. These materials closely match the composition of natural tooth structure. This means when you eat hot food and then drink something cold, the restoration and tooth expand and contract at almost equal rates. So, your tooth does not crack, and you can go on enjoying your evening.

Furthermore, the materials are chemically bonded to your tooth, so we can save as much healthy tooth tissue as possible while providing you with a dental restoration that strengthens your tooth. The CEREC enamel like material is biocompatible with the tissues in the mouth and provides a high-grade, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant finish.

What CEREC 3 brings to the table

At SoCal Smiles we utilize the most advanced digital technology called CEREC 3 to diamond mill inlays, onlays or crowns in 8 minutes — all while you wait! The entire procedure usually takes about an hour and you leave with your permanent restoration that same visit, WITH NO TEMPORARIES!! This means that there are NO IMPRESSIONS, NO TEMPORARIES, AND NO GETTING NUMB FOR A SECOND VISIT!