Costa Mesa CEREC Dentist

CEREC Dentist Costa Mesa, CA

At SoCal Smiles Dentistry, we are a CEREC® dentist that specializes in creating beautiful smiles in one visit. By using the latest in dental technology, we can transform your smile into one that is bright, beautiful and one that you are proud to show off. If you live in the Costa Mesa, CA area, we invite you to call our office to discuss any oral health issues you are struggling with or anything that you do not like about the appearance of your smile. We can correct both in our dental office.

As a local dentist, we understand how uncomfortable it can be to smile when one does not like his or her teeth due to unsightly gaps, dark stains, or problems with their shape. When you visit our cosmetic dentist office, we can discuss any issues that you have with your smile and create a plan for how to address it. This is the standard approach that most cosmetic dentists will take. What makes our Costa Mesa dental office different is that we use the CEREC® technology to improve your smile in one visit. This means even the busiest of people can take the time to have their smile improved.

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SoCal Smiles Dentistry is on the cutting-edge of technology

SoCal Smiles is one of the few offices in Southern California to use the CEREC system. CEREC is a sophisticated computer-aided system for producing durable high-quality porcelain restorations.

Simple, fast and safe

CEREC is ideal for patients who want an authentic tooth-colored restoration superior to amalgam, gold or even composite. Studies now indicate that CEREC porcelain inserts are the best types of restorations available in the world today. In most cases the CEREC system allows porcelain inserts such as inlays, onlays and even full crowns to be completed in a single session without impressions, temporaries or long waiting periods.

Perfect teeth in 5 easy steps

  • 1. Before treatment starts your dentist will inform you about all the benefits of your CEREC porcelain insert.
  • 2. The first step is to remove the decayed portion of the tooth and/or the existing filling. The CEREC infrared digital camera then takes a three dimensional optical image of your tooth.
  • 3. The contours of the porcelain insert are designed on the computer screen as you relax and watch your dentist digitally sculpt your tooth on a screen.
  • 4. The CEREC then uses diamond milling instruments to shape the porcelain insert from a solid block of porcelain. This takes about 8 minutes! All while you wait and watch your porcelain insert being shaped in the milling unit.
  • 5. After about 8 min later, the porcelain insert gets cemented into your tooth and polished. The finished porcelain restoration looks and feels exactly like natural tooth structure.
  • CEREC® Provides Dental Restorations and Cosmetic Solutions in One Day

    CEREC® is the modern solution to your dental care needs. At SoCal Smiles Dentistry, we use CEREC® to provide patients with better dental treatments in one day. The traditional process for dental procedures to treat damaged, stained, crooked or overcrowded teeth, involves taking an impression of the tooth. Upon completing measurements, the dentist sends the results to a lab to create the restoration. In the meantime, the patient may spend up to two weeks with a temporary restoration while the lab creates the new one. After the final restoration is complete, the patient returns for the bonding procedure and to verify that the restoration is a good fit. The two biggest challenges with this scenario come down to time and convenience. The traditional process takes too much time and is inconvenient due to the necessity to have multiple dental appointments and the need to wear a temporary solution.

    However, as a CEREC® dentist, we complete the process differently. If you are seeking to improve the appearance of your teeth by straightening them, covering a dark stain, closing gaps or changing their size, we can do all of this in one day. The same is true if you have a damaged tooth in need of repair. We offer a one-day treatment without the need to wear a temporary restoration, made possible by the CEREC® technology. If you need a dental restoration, have a dental emergency, or simply need to improve how your teeth look, visit our Costa Mesa dental office for an immediate solution.

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    How The CEREC® Technology Works

    Our CEREC® system can be used to create crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays while you wait. At SoCal Smiles Dentistry, we take digital images of the tooth and mouth and immediately upload them into the software. Using CAD/CAM technology, we create a computerized image of the tooth along with the exact dimensions and blueprint for what the new restoration needs to look like. The software processes the information quickly before making comprehensive recommendations for the restoration. The software accounts for every detail.

    We then send the instructions and specifications to our milling machine, which will effectively print the restoration in our office. You no longer need to wear a temporary solution and return for a permanent one at a later date. Since our software is so accurate, there is very little need to make any adjustments once the crown is in place. We can complete all necessary steps in one appointment. Beyond being convenient, the results are just as stunning as they can be using the traditional method. You will experience the results you are looking for as fast as possible so that you can begin to enjoy your smile again. To learn more, we invite you to call (949) 556-3686.

    Definition of Dental Terminology
    Anesthetic Injection
    An anesthetic injection is when a dental professional injects anesthesia into the veins to administer the drug that will help the patient not feel any sensation during the appointment.
    Ceramic Restoration
    A ceramic restoration is a dental restoration that consists of a ceramic, tooth-colored material that blends into the surrounding teeth.
    CEREC AC Connect
    CEREC AC Connect allows dental professionals to take digital images of the teeth and send them directly to a dental lab for creation.
    CEREC Omnicam
    CEREC Omnicam is generates a full color scan of the teeth enamel without the need for a powder coating and is simple to operate.
    CEREC Orthodontics
    CEREC Orthodontics allow for orthodontists to create a 3D scan of the patient’s teeth without the need for an impression tray to make a mold of the teeth.
    CEREC Smile Design Software
    CEREC Smile Design Software is a tool that enhances the restoration process to create an accurate digital image of the teeth and what the patient will need to restore his or her smile.
    CEREC Zirconia
    CEREC Zirconia is a material with high flexural strength, biocompatibility and tissue-conserving preparation.
    Cone Beam Technology
    Cone beam technology enhances the process for gathering information and images of teeth in order to provide a much more precise treatment.
    Cone Beam Technology
    Cone beam technology enhances the process for gathering information and images of teeth in order to provide a much more precise treatment.
    Dental CAD/CAM
    Dental CAD/CAM stands for computer-aided design and computer- aided manufacturing dental software that creates a detailed image of teeth to enhance the process for customizing various dental restorations.
    A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.
    Digital Dentistry Technology
    Digital dentistry technology allows professionals to use digital software and other tools in order to create a dental implant or restoration that matches the patient’s exact specifications.
    Screw Retained Crown
    A screw retained crown is a dental crown that is held in place with a screw in the jawbone to make it easier to retrieve during a procedure.
    Temporary Prosthesis
    A temporary prosthesis is a temporary product we will place in the patient’s mouth while a dental lab creates the customized and final prosthesis.

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