Dentist in Avondale, AZ
3400 N. Dysart Rd, Suite G125
Avondale, AZ 85392

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Palo Verde Dentistry - Thihan C. Phan DDS Same day  Cerec crowns in Avondale, AZ

What is CEREC Technology?


CEREC one visit porcelain crowns, inlays, and onlays are dental restorations designed to strengthen a tooth which has been weakened due to decay, fracture, broken or failing filling, or root canal treatment.



Before CEREC, these restorations are traditionally done in two visits. At the first visit, the dentist prepares the tooth by removing the failing tooth structure or filling, preparing the tooth to make room for the new restoration, making a "goopy" impression of the prepared tooth and the surrounding teeth to create a model of what was done, and then finally placing a temporary restoration (which often either breaks or falls off before the permanent restoration can be cemented in place) for the patient to wear while the permanent one is being fabricated.  This fabrication traditionally takes place in a dental lab. After about two weeks, the patient returns to the office, the temporary is removed, and the permanent restoration is bonded into place. For many years, this was the only way to fabricate and place them   


Now there is a more convenient way to create crowns, inlays, and onlays. It is called CEREC. This technology uses computer-aided design and computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to allow us to fabricate crowns, inlays, onlays, and even veneers in one day. Multiple visits with multiple injections are no longer required. Your time is valuable and CEREC allow us to utilize your time wisely.



Fabricating these restorations is done much the same as the traditional way, without the second visit and temporary restoration. Dr. Phan prepares the tooth, but instead of making impressions, she uses a sophisticated camera to take pictures of the prepared tooth. With the help of a computer, Dr. Phan then designs and fabricates your restoration right there in the office. You leave that visit with a beautiful, permanent restoration 


Benefits of CEREC

  • Single-visit convenience
  • Hi-tech accuracy
  • Natural, tooth-colored restoration
  • Biocompatible, anti-abrasive and plaque resistant ceramic materials
  • Metal free, no silver colored fillings
  • Preserves more healthy tooth material
  • Extremely precise for long-lasting, natural results


Dr. Thihan Phan and Palo Verde Dentistry serve the communities of Avondale, AZ Goodyear AZ Litchfield Park, AZ Surprise, AZ El Mirage, AZ Buckeye, AZ.  Give us a call and ask for your  Cerec dental consultation 623.322.9215.