Even just a few decades ago, the idea of truly same-day restorative dentistry was completely out of the question. But today, with modern CEREC techniques, dentists such Douglas G. Hope, DDS, FAGD can offer same-day Escondido cosmetic dentistry and comprehensive dentistry.
Dr. Hope is an expert at creating CEREC crowns, dental bridges, onlays and inlays, and so much more. Learn more about our Escondido CEREC services now, and see how you can benefit from same-day dentistry!
What is CEREC?
CEREC is an acronym for CEramic REConstruction. This technology was first used in the 1980s in Switzerland and is now widespread at dental offices around the world.
In a traditional dental office, dental prostheses like crowns, inlays and onlays, and implants are not manufactured “in-house”. The dentist must send images and molds to an external lab, where the prostheses are manufactured. This process is effective, but usually requires several weeks of processing and shipping time.
CEREC uses specialized 3D cutting tools and software to manufacture dental prostheses “chairside”. A dental crown or another prosthesis can be manufactured in as little as 30 minutes, and implanted on the same day, without requiring another appointment. This makes cosmetic dentistry in Escondido much more convenient!
How CEREC Works
The process begins as any standard tooth restoration procedure would. Once preparations are complete for your procedure, Dr. Douglas Hope will use a specialized, high-resolution CEREC digital imaging camera to take a comprehensive picture of your tooth.
Then, this image is used to generate a 3D model of the tooth restoration that is required. Dr. Hope will design your tooth restoration right at your chair! Once the restoration is properly designed and fitted, Dr. Hope will then begin the CEREC process, and the automated CAD/CAM machine will begin crafting your dental prosthesis.
That’s it! Once your prosthesis has been crafted, the rest of the procedure continues normally, and you’ll be finished in just one appointment with our San Marcos CEREC services!
The Benefits Of CEREC
CEREC is usually a bit more expensive than a traditional restoration, but it’s worth every penny. Here are just a few of the benefits.
- Same-day service – You don’t have to wait weeks for a restoration to come back from the lab, making CEREC the fastest way to get the dental care you need!
- No more physical tooth impressions – Biting down on foam blocks and having molds taken of your teeth can be uncomfortable, especially if you have sensitive teeth. With digital imaging and CEREC, you don’t have to have physical tooth impressions taken!
- Excellent color matching – Dr. Hope can choose from a variety of different colored ceramics, to ensure that your restoration matches your teeth precisely.
- Easy replacement, if necessary – In the rare event that your dental prosthesis must be replaced, your data is saved in the CEREC machine, so it’s incredibly easy to manufacture a replacement.
Come To The Office Of Dr. Douglas G. Hope For CEREC In San Marcos!
At the office of Douglas G Hope DDS, FAGD, we serve Valley Center, Rancho Bernardo, Escondido, and all of the surrounding regions with same-day dentistry.
So if you’re busy and need tooth treatment in a hurry, we’re the best choice. Our CEREC technology allows us to provide comprehensive tooth restorations in just a single appointment. Not sure if you need our services? Check out some of our past work, and see what our patients have to say about our practice!
Contact us today for an appointment at (760) 480-8883, or visit our office at
511 E 2nd Ave.
Escondido, CA 92025.