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 am so impressed by this office. I had a terrible tooth ache and the 2 offices I called before couldn't care less. When I called Dr. Howard's office, they were so caring and timely. When I came in for my appointment, I was blown away by the protocols they have in place during Covid. I felt so safe and comfortable in the office. Dr. Y took amazing care of me. He made me a ceramic crown in 1 hour, no temporary and no second visit. I couldn't even tell it wasn't my natural tooth. The technology is out of this world and to be honest, the price was very reasonable for the amazing finished product. I'm honestly excited to come back for my cleaning and regular check up. Thank you so much to the entire office for your hard work!"- D.B. / Google / Aug 19, 2020
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"This is THE BEST OF THE BEST IN DENTISTRY!!! Actually I’m coming all the way from NY to fix my teeth here, because I know they will always do a GREAT JOB! I’m an actress/model and my smile is very important for my job!!! HIGLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE. And The team is AMAZING!!!"- A.K. / Yelp / Feb 03, 2021
"Grateful. I’ve had a bad experience at the dentist’s office when I was a child and that has made me very nervous as an adult patient. Dr. Alan Howard’s staff was extremely prompt, John at the front desk would text to get me on the calendar or always be available by phone, no long waits. I needed the dreaded root canal, they got me in promptly and Dr. Alan made feel comfortable prior to the procedure and during. I went back for a chipped front tooth and after years of not being proud of my previous "average" job I saw a WORLD of difference with the redone chip in my front tooth. I’m actually showing off my smile now. It wasn’t painful, or nerve wrecking, just a superior job I’m proud of with the correct matching of my natural tooth color which previously they had gotten wrong and I just didn’t know better. Wish I had found them years ago. Go see Dr. Alan, you won’t regret it."- S.Y. / Yelp / Dec 28, 2020
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.