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We go above and beyond the ADA and OSHA recommended standards to make our Tucson dental office a clean and safe place for your family. Before your visit, we disinfect all of our equipment in a designated area with state-of-the-art sterilization technology. We also thoroughly sanitize each room between patients. We worry about the cleanliness of our office so you’ll never have to.

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Dr. Michael Allen and our dedicated professional team work hard to create a practice that is current with all the latest dental technology and updated procedures. But our basic mission has always remained the same – to provide all members of your family with personalized quality care that exceeds your expectations.For the past five years, Dr. Allen has worked at Mariposa Community Health Center in Nogales and Rio Rico providing dental care for underserved families in Southern Arizona. He truly loves what he does and brings that positive attitude to work on a daily basis.

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How Does CEREC Technology Work?

October 24, 2018
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Posted By: Michael Allen, DMD
Dental Crowns | Tucson AZ Dentist

Your dentist just told you that you should get a crown on that broken tooth, but you have too much on your calendar to find time for two or three visits and waiting for a lab to create the restoration.

But you have more than one option for getting the restoration you need to protect your oral health. Today, CEREC crowns in Tucson, AZ makes it possible to have the entire process completed in just one visit.

What Makes CEREC Crowns Unique?

A traditional lab-fabricated crown involves two or more visits to your dentist’s office. First, the tooth is prepared to accommodate the crown. Next, impressions of your tooth are taken using a messy paste; then everything is sent to an outside lab. You are sent home with a temporary crown to wait for at least two weeks while the lab prepares your new crown.

The only thing that’s similar about CEREC is the preparation of your tooth. Instead of paste impressions, your dentist uses digital technology that sends virtual impressions of your tooth to a software program. The resulting image allows your dentist to design your new crown, and the information is sent to a machine that mills your crown from a small block of porcelain.

The entire process takes two to three hours, but you will leave with your final restoration. No messy impressions, no two-week wait, no temporary, and no need to return for another appointment.

Talk to Us about CEREC Restorations

At Sabino Hills Family Dentistry, we’re excited about technology like CEREC that streamlines your dental care. And CEREC isn’t just for crowns; we use it to produce beautiful bridges, inlays, and onlays, in a single appointment.

If you need a crown or would like more information about CEREC same-day crowns in Tucson, AZ, we are happy to tell you about this leading-edge technology. Please call us to arrange a consultation. 

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