Traditionally, restorations needed at least two dentist appointments since physical dental impressions were created and shipped to a dental lab. Board-certified dentists Drs. Alan and Yonatan Howard are happy to provide CEREC technology for one-visit restorations. The CEREC system uses computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) equipment to make your restoration in our practice while you wait. The Dental Office Encino utilizes the CEREC system to generate customized bridges, crowns, onlays, and inlays. The CEREC machine may also be utilized for cosmetic treatments to generate customized veneers. This revolutionary system enables you to avoid the hassle and time of physical dental impressions and multiple visits. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Alan or Yonatan Howard at their office in Encino, CA to find out more about the CEREC system.
"The office itself is very clean and the staff is very nice. As soon as you get your seat they have a TV that you can watch anything you want.The appointment itself was quick and painless! The fastest filling I’ve ever had and experienced no pain. The teeth cleaning was also great and they took their time to make sure that everything looked good.Overall it was the best dental experience that I ever had."- K.C. / Google / Dec 28, 2018
"The office itself is very clean and the staff is very nice. As soon as you get your seat they have a TV that you can watch anything you want. The appointment itself was quick and painless! The fastest filling I've ever had and experienced no pain. The teeth cleaning was also great and they took their time to make sure that everything looked good. Overall it was the best dental experience that I ever had."- K.C. / Yelp / Dec 27, 2018
"I've been coming here for the past theee of four years. They are always, prompt, nice, friendly, clean, professional! Thank you! Or check out that cool salt water tank in their waiting room"- L.A. / Yelp / Nov 05, 2018
"State of the art facility with an amazing staff. They really make an effort and put so much care into getting to know you and provide quality care."- J.T. / Yelp / Aug 04, 2018
"I called in the morning after I had an accident that broke off both front teeth. The staff was so caring and understood the urgency so they fit me in that day (within a few hours). Dr. Howard immediately placed composites and shaped and sculpted teeth from me so I didn't feel pressure about my permanent fix options. He felt that if he talked about options and price while I had teeth missing, I would jump at it because of how desperate I would be to fix what is a pretty important feature of my face (especially being the front teeth). He also didn't charge me for the composites and just asked that I think about what I really wanted to do. He was very sweet and compassionate. He provided his number if I had concerns and even asked that my Orthodontist cousin give him a call so he can explain the breaks and the cosmetic/treatment options. His friendly staff and himself gave several follow up calls to make sure I was not in any pain. I am happy to have found a new dentist and have been referring them to my clients since."- A.M. / Yelp / Jul 13, 2018
Same-day restorations by CEREC at The Dental Office Encino allow you to finish your cosmetic or restorative dental procedure in just one appointment. You might get a customized bridge, crown, onlay, inlay, or veneers using the CEREC system. CEREC helps you avoid numerous trips, the hassle of dental impressions, and temporary covers. CEREC restorations may also be helpful when you have an emergency, like a chipped tooth or crown.
What to Expect
The CEREC restoration will begin with an appointment where Dr. Alan or Yonatan Howard will make your personal treatment program. The procedure will require an electronic scan of your teeth. The scan will allow Dr. Howard to design your restoration. Once the custom design is complete, your restoration will be milled by the CEREC system. The amount of time required to make your restoration will vary based on its dimensions. When the restoration is ready, Dr. Howard will complete and polish the piece before putting it in position. He will then adjust the restoration as needed so it fits properly and matches with your natural teeth.
Once your CEREC restoration is created, it's essential to maintain a good home dental hygiene regimen. You also need to schedule yearly dental examinations and twice yearly cleanings at The Dental Office Encino. At every appointment, Dr. Howard will assess your CEREC restoration and perform any needed repairs or alterations that will help keep your teeth healthy. If cared for correctly, CEREC restorations can remain in place for several years.
Restorations are usually partially paid by insurance. We'll get in touch with your insurer to ascertain your benefits and your out-of-pocket expenses. If you do not have insurance, then Dr. Howard will tell you about payment methods we take, such as medical financing through CareCredit.
CEREC One-Visit Restorations
The Dental Office Encino knows that your time is valuable and several follow-up visits for a custom restoration may not be possible. That is the reason our patients enjoy the simplicity of CEREC one-visit restorations. While maintaining quality, Drs. Alan or Yonatan Howard can finish your treatment in one appointment by making a personalized ceramic bridge, crown, onlay, inlay, or cosmetic veneers. Get in touch with The Dental Office Encino to schedule your appointment with Dr. Alan or Yonatan Howard and find out more information about CEREC one-visit restorations.