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By Ken Yasuhara, DDS - Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry
April 13, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: cerec crowns  

In September 1985, the first CEREC crown restoration was fabricated out of ceramic at the University of Zurich Dental School, Mörmann using computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/ CAM) technology and a milling device. Today, Dr. Ken Yasuhara provides his patients with this very same procedure at his Honolulu, HI, office.

More About CEREC Crowns

A structurally damaged tooth because of decay or trauma sometimes needs a crown to look good and function properly again. A crown is a durable, cap-like oral appliance that fits over the entire tooth, above the gum line. Contrary to traditional crown fabrication, CEREC same-day crowns are made in the dental office in a matter of minutes.

CEREC Procedure

The process consists of several simple steps:

  1. First, your Honolulu dentist prepares the tooth, which means he removes any decay and reshapes the tooth so that it fits under the crown.
  2. Next, your tooth is scanned into a computer using a wand. The digital pictures appear on a computer to generate a 3D model of your tooth.
  3. CAD/CAM software designs the tooth and a block of dental ceramic material closest to your tooth color is chosen.
  4. The computer transmits the digital design to a milling machine that carves the crown from a block of ceramic in about five minutes.
  5. Finally, any final aesthetic touches are made and the crown bonded to your tooth.

Advantages Same-Day Crown

There are so many benefits to choosing CEREC crowns.

  • You get a new crown(s) in a single visit, instead of visiting your dentist 2-to-3 times, so you save time.
  • You avoid the hassle of wearing temporary crowns.
  • CEREC look just like natural teeth.
  • Digital technology makes it easier to fit a crown without the mess of dental plaster.
  • CEREC crowns are stronger and more resilient.

Need a consultation?

For more information on CEREC in Honolulu, HI, call Dr. Ken Yasuhara of Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry at (808) 947-8900 today!

By Ken Yasuhara, DDS - Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry
August 10, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cerec crowns  

Find out how this latest dental technology can create simple restorations like crowns in just one visit.

We know that our patients lead busy lives. Whether you travel often for work or you are raising kids, it can be hard to see your Honolulu, cerec crownsHI dentist, Dr. Ken Yasuhara, for routine visits let alone for dental work. But it’s important that you get the care you need so that you can reap the benefits of a healthy smile for years to come. Fortunately, we are now making it easier than ever for patients to get onlays, inlays and even dental crowns without multiple trips to our office.

CEREC is a fast and convenient way for your Honolulu cosmetic dentist to restore cracked, chipped, misshapen or worn-down teeth in just one visit. When you come into our office, we will determine if your smile could benefit from a CEREC restoration.

During the treatment process, we will take images using a special camera. These images will immediately be sent to our CEREC computer where we will start the design process. Through 3D technology, we will be able to create a dental restoration that boasts a precise fit and also offers the same color as the rest of your smile.

Once the design phase is complete, we will place a ceramic block into our milling machine, where after a few minutes we will have a dental crown or restoration that we can cement or bond to your tooth. You’ll leave our office that day with a brand new smile, and the whole process only takes about one hour to complete. You’ll be amazed at the results!

Take time out to make sure your smile is healthy. If you need to schedule your next dental exam then it’s time you called Dr. Yasuhara at Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry in Honolulu, HI. We will work with you to get you an appointment that will fit right into your schedule.