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CEREC Value and Benefits.

CEREC Represents High-Quality Same-Day Dentistry

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Pacific Dental Care knows how anxious you can be when you want to have a dental crown ASAP. The crown is the replacement for the top of a natural tooth, the part we chew with, and flash when we smile. It may have been lost to decay of the core of soft dentin surrounded by hard enamel. Or it might cap off a dental implant, necessary if the tooth has fallen out, been knocked out, or needs to be extracted. The top of the tooth could just be cracked or have been worn down by grinding your teeth at night.

But whether due to a slow process or an emergency, once you need that new crown, you want it fast. Unfortunately, the traditional process takes a long time. You have to come in to be examined, have x-rays taken, and the remaining tooth or the teeth adjacent need to be filed down to create space.

Then an impression is made of the area where the permanent crown will go, a temporary one of acrylic is placed for protection, while the impression and detailed instructions are sent to a dental lab to craft it. When the new crown is sent to the dentist, it is usually 2-3 weeks later and requires another appointment to put it in. Meantime, you have to chew on the temporary very carefully.

But Pacific Dental Care has the CEREC machine, the advanced technology to enable you to come in and have everything done during one visit. No need to take off work, find someone to pick up the kids at school, or get a babysitter twice. You also don’t have to sit in the dental chair and be numbed another time.

We use an infrared camera to create a digital image of the dimensions for the crown, it is designed on a CAD/CAM computer, and color-matched to the neighboring teeth. Then CEREC goes to work creating your replacement out of a solid block of dental porcelain. Shortly, it is inserted, cemented in place, polished, and the bite is checked for comfort and adjusted if needed.  

You walk out of our office with a CEREC crown, able to chew immediately. You are also happy to have your oral health restored. And you smile with the confidence that no one will ever know you didn’t have all these teeth naturally.

The one-day CEREC dental crown is a miracle of modern cosmetic dentistry as practiced by Pacific Dental Care.  

CEREC Value and Benefits.

CEREC Excels in Delivering High Quality Same-Day Dentistry

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What CEREC is About

Scan: Easy, fast, precise.

Design: Intuitive, photorealistic, click by click.

Mill: Precise, fast, versatile.

CEREC refers to Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. With the advantages of the CEREC technology, patients can work with their dentist to perform numerous treatments and procedures in one single process. This is an improvement from treatments using older technology and practices in which multiple visits may have been needed to restore teeth with ceramics.

CEREC technology utilizes CAD/CAM with 3D photography to formulate custom porcelain restorations in a short period of time. The technology can match the natural color and structure of natural teeth, which makes them virtually indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth.

CEREC Delivers Lasting Value

Conventional dentistry requires multiple visits for most dental procedures. With the CEREC technology, Dr. Marine can scan your teeth and design a restoration with the utmost digital precision. In addition, you can adjust the color before the final restoration is permanently fitted to your teeth.

  • No Messy Impressions
  • No Temporary Appliances
  • No Metal
  • A New Smile in a Single Visit
  • Strong Restorations with Visual Appeal

With same-day dentistry, you can benefit from not having to worry about uncomfortable procedures, multiple visits and changes in scheduling. Dr. Marine can get you in and out of treatment in a shorter period of time while ensuring the most successful results.

Same Day Dentistry and CEREC technology can be applied to a multitude of procedures, these include:

  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Dental Crowns
  • Inlays & Onlays
  • Porcelain Fillings

To find out if you are a candidate for CEREC same day dentistry, Pacific Dental Care in Glendale and schedule a consultation with Dr. Marine. Our team looks forward to serving you soon!

Keeping a Strong Immune System During a Pandemic

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With the coronavirus pandemic in full swing throughout the world, now more than ever is the best time to get your immune system strong and ready to fight back against the virus should you get infected. 

However, this can be challenging given the lockdown measures in place throughout the world. Many states and countries have enforced strict self-isolation measures that can make it hard to maintain healthy habits, which in turn can lead to a weaker immune system. We’re going to explore how to keep your immune system strong even when practicing self-isolation:

1. Diet

A healthy diet is critical to a strong immune system. Specifically, make sure you get plenty of vitamin A, B6, C, D, and E along with minerals such as zinc, iron, and selenium. These are present in many food items, but it’s also a good habit to store some supplements to ensure you’re getting adequate amounts. Being inside all day, for example, can lead to your body producing less vitamin D since you are not exposed to as much sunlight. 

Protein, probiotic foods, and foods rich in antioxidants are good for the immune system as well. Try to keep half your plate in each meal filled with fresh and brightly colored vegetables. Look for probiotic yogurt to snack on between meals as well. 

2. Sleep

Sleep is also important to a healthy immune system. Ensure you’re getting at least eight hours of sleep a day and on a consistent schedule. In addition to sleep, avoid vices such as smoking or alcohol that can impact the quality of your sleep. Try to achieve natural sleep as much as possible without medication.

3. Exercise

Finally, exercise is critical to a strong immune system and can be the hardest to achieve when stuck at home and self-isolating. Luckily, there are plenty of effective home workouts you can perform. Look into spending 30 minutes at least three times a week doing some form of a body workout that involves pushups, situps, and squats. Complement it with a stroll on your balcony if you have one, or just outside your home while maintaining your distance from others.

By focusing on a good diet, adequate sleep, and effective exercise, you’ll be able to keep your immune system in optimum shape should you be infected with COVID-19. Moreover, these practices will also boost your mental health and general well being during these tough times.

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