Oak Tree Dental Sebastopol Adds a New CEREC System
Using CEREC for Better Dental Care
Oak Tree Dental is excited to announce that we’ve added a new advancement in dental technology to our office, with the arrival of our CEREC system.
CEREC is a computer-aided imaging and milling system that allows us to create dental restorations like crowns and veneers from high-end ceramic materials, right in our office. It uses CAD/CAM (computer-assisted design and manufacturing) technology to take impressions quickly, and to create perfectly-fitted crowns, fillings and other dental restorations.
That means we can now offer an alternative to previously lengthy treatments, as patients often had to wait for such restorations to be created in an off-site laboratory and sent back to the dentist’s office. Procedures that formerly took two or more appointments, often with temporary restorations in between, now can be done quickly in one appointment right in our office.
Advanced Imaging and Restorations
CEREC also enables us to easily and precisely scan patients’ teeth with digital imaging technology, rather than the traditional dental impression process using molds and putty to take physical impressions of teeth. This improves the accuracy of the images and gives us an adaptable, real-time scan of your mouth, teeth and gums that we can examine in 3D.
When it comes to the machining part of the CEREC system, we find advantages for our patients too. CEREC uses solid blocks of ceramic to create dental restorations, instead of traditional pressed ceramic and metal. This means crowns and replacement teeth made with CEREC have longer lives and are tougher and more durable. Plus, the shade of the ceramic can be customized to match the exact shade needed for your teeth, so your dental work will be unnoticeable in appearance.
Oak Tree Dental is committed to investing in dental technology that makes treating our patients easier and more effective, and the CEREC system helps us with treatments for many dental conditions. Patients who opt for CEREC-assisted procedures can look forward to shorter wait times, the ability to access in-depth images of their teeth, more accurate diagnostics, and an easier path to dental crowns, veneers and implants, among other treatments.
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Meet the Doctors
Dr. Anthony Grados and Dr. Karimeh Shehadeh are a husband and wife team dedicated to making Sebastopol smile. After Dr. Grados completed dentistry school at NYU and Dr. Shehadeh completed dentistry school at University of the Pacific, the two met during residency in Brooklyn and married a few years later.
After moving back to California, the two fell in love with Sebastopol and purchased their dental practice. As new Sebastopol residents, they’re looking forward to enjoying the area’s relaxed pace of life, providing great dental care and forming long-lasting relationships with their patients as they become part of the community.
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