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.
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"I have literally been to 8 different Dentists in Los Angeles. There has always been something off that made me move on. I finally found Dr. Alan Howard and his son, Dr. Yonatan Howard at The Dental Office Encino and I am happy to say that I am done searching! Dr. Alan Howard is a legend in dentistry and was very helpful and patient with me when I originally met with him about a possible LANAP procedure. He put me at ease and informed me that I wasn’t yet a candidate for the procedure. Instead of trying to sell me on something I didn’t really need, he was honest and suggested an alternative approach. His son, Dr. Yonatan is my regular Dentist now. Don’t let his youthful appearance fool you. He really knows his craft and the technology they use is truly cutting edge. I had several Onlays performed there by Dr. Yonatan and it is amazing how they fabricate the new tooth on site. I have had the Onlays for over a year and they feel stronger than a regular tooth with no sensitivity. I highly recommend an Onlay as it keeps more of the original tooth in tact opposed to a traditional crown. Most dentists don’t do Onlays because the equipment is highly specialized but The Dental office Encino does. My Hygienist Claudia is also highly recommended, very gentle and professional. The office is extremely clean and modern with a spa like environment. The staff is courteous and friendly. There is off street parking for the patients and they send you gentle reminders in advance so I never miss an appointment. I never thought I would say this but I actually look forward to going to the dentist now!"- J.H. / Yelp / Mar 10, 2021
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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.