The CEREC Procedure
A CEREC Dentist in Arizona Can Restore Your Teeth!
Anyone who has experienced tooth decay, uses fillings, or has weak or broken teeth may be able to benefit from a visit with our CEREC dentist in Arizona. CEREC (or Ceramic Reconstruction) is a more permanent and useful alternative to fillings because it restores any tooth that is broken, weakened, or decayed. CEREC looks more natural than other replacement solutions, making it a more popular choice in dentistry today. CEREC is:
- Convenient, taking one appointment to complete a procedure.
- Safe, practiced and perfected by thousands of dentists worldwide since 1987.
- Permanent, easily outlasting fillings, which can go bad after about a decade.
Ask our CEREC dentist in Arizona about the options available for your teeth and read further for more information about what to expect during this procedure.
CEREC Preparation is Simple!
Before undergoing the CEREC procedure, our dentist will examine your teeth to determine if you need a filling, a full crown, or another type of procedure. The goal is to maintain as much healthy tooth structure as possible, and your dentist will recommend accordingly. Next, our CEREC dentist will prepare your teeth, just like before a routine filling, by removing decayed tooth tissue.
Next, our CEREC dentist will coat your tooth with a tasteless powder and take a digital photo of your tooth with a special camera. This process, which only takes a minute or two, is called an “optical impression.”
Using the optical impression, the CEREC 3D software, and the CEREC machine, our dentist converts the digital picture into a 3-dimensional virtual model. He or she then uses his or her dental expertise and the 3D software to design the restoration.
Our CEREC Dentist in Arizona Completes the Procedure Same-Visit!
When the dentist is finished, he or she clicks a button, sending the data to a milling machine in the office, and the milling machine creates the restoration from a ceramic block that matches your tooth shade. In as little as ten minutes, the restoration is complete, and your dentist checks, polishes, and bonds it to your tooth. That’s it—no return trip is necessary, so you can enjoy the immediate benefits of a strengthened and whole tooth.
Because this procedure is so quickly and comfortably done, CEREC is a great option for anyone whose teeth have experienced decay, weakness, or breakage. Call today know how this procedure can work on your teeth!
Welcome to Apache Junction, AZ:
Apache Junction is home to some of the most glorious wonders of nature that tourists and locals alike can appreciate at must-visit locations including the Lost Dutchman State Park
, the Apache Trail Tours
, the Silly Mountain Tour
, the Apache Creek Golf Course
and the OK Corral. The city plays host to countless nature enthusiasts as well as travelers seeking some serious adventure away from home. The Superstition Mountain Museum
, Goldfield Ghost Town
and the Superstition Zipline
are perhaps some of the most popular tourist destination in Apache Junction, a beautiful city that also offers state of the art medical facilities, top educational institutes and outstanding potential in terms of development.
Leading dentist in Apache Junction, AZ – Meet Dr Sandstrom & Dr Edwards:
When it comes to providing state of the art, uncompromised and reliable medical facilities, Dr Paul Sandstrom is one of the leading names in top quality dental care in Apache Junction, AZ. With extensive experience in the field, Dr Stanstrom has won the hearts and smiles of countless patients within and beyond the city with remarkably effective, affordable and efficient treatments for all kinds of dental problems.
General & Family Dentistry Apache Junction, AZ: Sandstrom & Edwards Dentistry
is the one stop solution for the finest quality oral healthcare services, professional consultation and prophylactic procedures. The experts at the clinic firmly believe in the preservation of natural tooth structure with good oral hygiene routines, healthy diet and professional dental checkups. General dental treatments at Sandstrom & Edwards include a wide range of restorative treatments depending upon the requirements of the case, extraction and surgical procedures, preventive dentistry aimed at preventing caries or tooth decay in children particularly, professional cleaning, root planning, scaling and whitening treatments, and prosthodontic treatments including fixed/removable and partial/complete prostheses as per the needs of the patient. Sandstrom & Edwards
is a complete family dentistry clinic – offering an extensive range of treatments and procedures for adults as well as infants, the operatory is fully equipped with the latest, most efficient equipment along with the ultra durable dental materials so as to ensure a perfectly pleasant, stress-free experience for all patients. Along with top quality treatments, patients are also offered professional consultation to help them understand and select the procedure that is most suitable for them, based on their requirements as well as budget. Book an appointment with Dr Paul Sandstrom
today to learn all about the ideal oral hygiene maintenance routines as well as a comprehensive analysis of your current oral health and how you can improve it!
Welcome to Mesa, AZ:
Mesa is haven for those who seek a perfect, flawless blend of the beauty of nature and sheer adventure. It is the city that offers the right amount of thrills, sights, sounds and sceneries to keep one hooked for good! Some of the most popular attractions that are visited annually by thousands of tourists from all over USA and the world include, the Usery Mountain Regional Park
, the Salt and Verde Rivers
, Saguaro Lake Ranch Stables
, Arizona Museum of Natural History
, Superstition Mountains
and the numerous, lush green, impeccably maintained golf clubs and ranches the city has to offer. Mesa
is also known for its performing arts and tantalizing cuisines. Apart from all the natural beauty, exotic dining and entertainment, the city is home to some of the most highly qualified, experienced medical and dental professionals in USA today.
Meet Dr Sandstrom – Leading dentist in Mesa, AZ:
When it comes to providing patients with top quality, ultra effective dental solutions, Dr Paul Sandstrom knows no boundaries. Known for his outstanding accomplishments in the field of restorative dentistry, Dr Sandstrom focuses on using only the finest, most durable dental material to fabricate restorations that effectively replace compromised tooth structure. The Sandstrom & Edwards Dentistry clinic is equipped with modern, state of the art equipment and the latest in dental treatments/solutions to provide patients with five-star oral health care services and guaranteeing their 100% satisfaction in terms of pain relief and aesthetic dental makeovers.
Cosmetic & Aesthetic Dentistry Mesa, AZ:
Cosmetic dental procedures are aimed at restoring or enhancing the aesthetics of the teeth. At times, defects such as shape and size discrepancies, gaps between teeth, staining or discoloration, mild fractures, chipped edges and decay can compromise smiles making people less confident about their appearance when in public. Fortunately, for every aesthetically compromised tooth, there is a perfect solution in the exciting field of cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry
offers the most exquisite, life-changing smile makeovers that address all aesthetic issues. Professionals specializing in this field aim to restore smiles in a manner that they look perfectly natural in terms of brightness, alignment and uniformity. Popular cosmetic dental procedures include teeth whitening, veneers, porcelain crowns, porcelain bridges, dental implants, resin (tooth-colored) tooth restorations, orthodontic treatments and dental aligners. Dentists also offer periodontal cosmetic surgeries in order to give an even contour to the gum-line, thus enhancing the overall look of the smile. Cosmetic dentistry holds countless possibilities for the correction of aesthetically compromised teeth, helping patients smile with renewed confidence! Book an appointment
at Sandstrom & Edwards Dentistry today to learn more about aesthetic dental procedures to choose one that fits your requirements best!
When more than half of the tooth’s biting surface is damaged a dentist will often use an inlay or onlay.
What are inlays and onlays?
Inlays and onlays can be made of porcelain, gold, or composite resin. These pieces are bonded to the damaged area of the tooth.
An inlay, which is similar to a filling, is used inside the cusp tips of the tooth. An onlay is a more substantial reconstruction, similar to the inlay but extending out over one or more of the cusps of the tooth.
Traditionally, gold has been the material of choice for inlays and onlays.
In recent years, however, porcelain has become increasingly popular due to its strength and color, which can potentially match the natural color of your teeth. How are inlays and onlays applied?
How are inlays and onlays applied?
Inlays and onlays require two appointments to complete the procedure. During the first visit, the filling being replaced or the damaged or decaying area of the tooth is removed, and the tooth is prepared for the inlay or onlay. To ensure proper fit and bite, an impression of the tooth is made by the dentist, and sent to a lab for fabrication. The dentist will then apply a temporary sealant on the tooth and schedule the next appointment.
At the second appointment, the temporary sealant is removed. Dr. Drs. Sandsrom and Edwards will then make sure that the inlay or onlay fits correctly. If the fit is satisfactory, the inlay or onlay will be bonded to the tooth with a strong resin and polished to a smooth finish.
Considerations for inlays and onlays
Traditional fillings can reduce the strength of a natural tooth by up to 50 percent. As an alternative, inlays and onlays, which are bonded directly onto the tooth using special high-strength resins, can actually increase the strength of a tooth by up to 75 percent. As a result, they can last from 10 to 30 years. In some cases, where the damage to the tooth is not extensive enough to merit an entire crown, onlays can provide a very good alternative.
The invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. To discuss invisalign in the MesaAZ area, please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment.
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- Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
- The aligners are made through a combination of Drs. Sandsrom and Edwards’s expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology.
- You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
- As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position Drs. Sandsrom and Edwards has prescribed.
- You’ll visit Drs. Sandsrom and Edwards about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
- Total treatment time averages 9 – 15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.