CEREC: Single-visit dental crowns

Pannu Dental now offers CEREC digital dentistry! CEREC is an advanced dental restorative system that allows Dr. Pannu to restore decayed teeth, place crowns, remove defective amalgam fillings, or place cosmetic veneers in just one appointment. This means fewer injections, less drilling and less time. You can have the highest quality, most lifelike dental restorations in just one visit to the dentist…in, out and on with your busy life.

Let’s face it, very few of us have perfect teeth. If you’ve ever had a broken tooth or decay, you’re all too familiar with the arduous task of getting a dental crown or filling. A CEREC tooth restoration is not just convenient, it is also healthy. Many years ago, dentists had few options to repair decayed and damaged teeth other than amalgam, gold, and other metals. With CEREC, Dr. Pannu can use strong, tooth colored ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function. These materials closely match the composition of natural tooth structure. This means when you eat hot food and then drink something cold, the restoration and tooth expand and contract at almost equal rates. Also, these materials are chemically bonded to your tooth, so Dr. Pannu can save as much healthy tooth tissue as possible while providing you with a dental restoration that strengthens your tooth.

Sound too good to be true? Here’s how it’s done:

The system eliminates the need for any return visits by creating a complete tooth restoration in about 10 to 20 minutes. Using the mobile CEREC aquisition unit (we use the CEREC Bluecam), Dr. Pannu takes a digital photograph of the tooth and with the CEREC 3D imaging software, a model that becomes the pattern for the restoration is instantly rendered right before your very eyes in minutes. This information is then sent to the in-office CEREC milling unit (we use the CEREC inLab MC XL). The milling unit then chisels the restoration from strong, color matched porcelain material. Once the restoration is made, the Dentist tries the restoration in the mouth to ensure proper fit and bite. The restoration is then polished and bonded to the prepared tooth. Your tooth is restored with no “temporary” or return trip necessary.  The entire process from beginning to end can have you in and out of the dentist’s office in as few as 40 minutes.



Dr. Pannu, Dr. Shah and Joey Decanay, RDAEF watch the CEREC inLab MC XL milling unit in action






Dr. Pannu explaining the CEREC Bluecam aquisition unit to office supervisor, Lupita Ventura





Pannu Dental has extensive expertise using CEREC. See what our patients have to say:


"Dr. Pooja did very good work and very fast!" - Davinder B.

"I had one crown placed on my tooth and it looks awesome. Dr. Pooja did a wonderful job and the procedure was the best dental experience I have ever had (no pain)!" - Michael S.


CEREC allows dentists to restore damaged teeth with crowns, veneers, and quickly remove defective fillings, saving the patient chair time and cost. Pannu Dental strives to provide the highest level of care and service.  We treat our patients with honesty, integrity, compassion and kindness. We are dedicated to doing the best, providing the best, and using only the best on our patients.  The CEREC digital restoration has helped us meet and exceed that commitment. Ask us about CEREC the next time you are in the office!

Please visit our website or call 1 (800) 360-9250 if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment.

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