At Brentwood Family Dental, our practice is equipped with the latest solutions for patients in and around the community of Brentwood, CA. When it comes to restoring the smile, many patients are excited to learn about our CEREC technology available in-house, which provides patients with tooth replacement solutions in a day. This same-day option is best for many of our patients who are worried about having to place temporary restorations and scheduling multiple appointments for the placement of dental bridges, dental crowns, or porcelain veneers.
Dr. Jamil Alkhoury of Brentwood Family Dental is committed to investing into his practice to provide his patients with the latest, most modern technologies to improve their smiles. This includes investing in a specialized CAD/CAM system known as CEREC. CEREC allows dentists to create restorations right in the office while patients wait, instead of taking traditional impressions and sending them to a dental laboratory, which can be several states away. It reduces the time and money needed to repair the smile with restorations such as:
Our staff can walk patients through the process of obtaining a restoration via our CEREC system.
First, patients are assessed by our team to determine if they can benefit from a porcelain restoration. If it has been decided that a restoration needs to be created, Dr. Jamil Alkhoury will prepare the natural tooth. This may include the removal of a thin portion of enamel around or in front of the tooth to reduce the bulk added by the dental restoration. Once the tooth is properly prepared, digitized impressions are taken and sent to the 3D software. Once the impressions are digitized, the dentist can then use the system to create the new restoration from a block of porcelain that matches the color of the patient’s natural smile. Within about 20 minutes, the new restoration is complete and can be bonded over the natural tooth to finish the restoration. All of this is done during one appointment. Traditional dentists who do not have access to CEREC technology will need to prepare the teeth and place a temporary restoration while the new restoration is fabricated at a dental laboratory. This process can take weeks, instead of minutes, making our “tooth in a day” promise a desirable solution for most men and women in need of dental restorations.
Definitely! Our dental restorations are made to be durable and beautiful to ensure that they match the quality of those received from dental laboratories. CEREC crowns are practically indistinguishable from laboratory-fabricated restorations, and they are just as strong and attractive. Additionally, if there is an error in the restoration, it can be remade quickly in our dental office – instead of having to make patients wait another few weeks for a new restoration. CEREC technology used in our office reduces the time needed for placing restorations, as we know that our patients’ time is valuable. We also focus on ensuring these restorations match the existing teeth in shape, size, and color so that they do not stand out as a dental repair. This is incredibly important as we focus strongly on the aesthetics of the smile as well as the overall health.
CEREC restorations can be used for any patients who may need a crown, bridge, or veneer to restore or enhance their smiles.
Dr. Jamil Alkhoury and his team at Brentwood Family Dental provide quality solutions for patients in and around the area of Brentwood, CA, including the cities of Discovery Bay, Oakley, Antioch, and Byron. Our professionals have over a decade of experience in providing solutions for the smile, including general, cosmetic, and restorative options. We welcome patients in the community to ask about CEREC technology and the way it can enhance their smiles. Call (925) 344-5296 to visit our staff, where our dentist is your artist! The office is conveniently located in Suite C at 4411 Balfour Road.