CEREC, One-Visit Crowns

Natural-looking crowns made right in our office. What was an extended treatment and waiting period of two weeks is now a one-appointment procedure. Thanks to CEREC technology, which is a computerized design and milling program, you can have a perfectly fitting crown without return visits to the dentist.
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Impressions or temporaries are no longer necessary. To start the restoration on the prepared tooth, a special camera captures a series of very accurate pictures on our computer screen. From these images, the crown is designed. CEREC then creates the restoration from that design. This long-lasting, natural-looking crown is bonded to your natural tooth, and you are good to go!

Patients love how quick and easy this method is. This efficient way to produce your crown will put a big smile on your face. We have been using CEREC technology for over fifteen years, gaining a lot of experience and knowledge. We are definitely not the new kids on the block when it comes to same-day crowns!


Dental implants can be used to replace a missing tooth or to help hold in unstable dentures. The surgery to place an implant is performed in the dental office under local anesthesia in about an hour. Most patients report their post operative pain to be less than or equivalent to having a tooth extracted.​

Snoring and Sleep Apnea Solutions

Get the rest you deserve. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea because you snore, fall asleep during the day, or have irregular breathing while asleep, you may already be using a CPAP device. The standard solution to the problem is a machine that provides the continual flow of air into a person’s lungs while sleeping, through a mask worn over the nose and/or mouth.
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Although it helps remedy the problems associated with sleep apnea, it is bulky and uncomfortable to wear. As a result, it often is not the answer to the problem because patients stop wearing it.

If you have become frustrated with the CPAP, we have an alternative device that is less bulky, easy to insert and remove, and has a success rate in over 90% of patients who use it. It resembles an orthodontic retainer, a small, acrylic device that fits over the upper and lower teeth. It works by realigning your jaw and tongue to allow air to flow into and out of your lungs. It also packs lightly for travel and cleans easily.

Digital Photography

Intraoral cameras allow us to display your teeth on our computer monitors. These magnified images allow you to see what we see! We can also provide cosmetic imaging for enhancing your smile.

Microscope Enhanced

The value of high magnification in clinical medicine has been well known for more than 50 years. The use of the dental microscope has been identified as one of the best ways to improve the quality of dentistry.
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To read more about the microscope, click here for more information from globalsurgical.com.


When it comes to making the right diagnosis, technology has given us several exciting new tools. For example, we have the ability to verify the presence of decay on a tooth before we begin the preparation for a filling.
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Using Diagnodent, a beam of laser light is passed into the tooth, and a reading is taken of the way the light is reflected back to the instrument. Decay has a very specific wavelength of light that bounces back to the Diagnodent, which allows us to quantify the amount of decay that is present.

To read more about Diagnodent, click here for more information from KaVo.

Digital X-Rays

Imagine the advantage held by the dentist who looks at your x-rays 50 times larger than normal, with the ability to adjust the lightness, darkness, and contrast to just the right level, and the ability to zoom in on any area that looks suspicious. That guy is the one I would want checking my mouth for cavities.
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Then (to expand the fantasy) let's say that you could get those x-rays with up to 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays. To top it off, wouldn't it be nice if you could see those big, ideal x-rays instantly, as in no waiting for them to be developed while you read a year-old magazine?

OK, here's the big news. That ideal situation is exactly what we use every day with our computerized digital x-rays. Why should you be getting anything less?


Although we use a laser for selected procedures, controversy abounds in the laser area. Research regarding the effectiveness of lasers is largely positive but also contradictory concerning tissue response, healing time and overall effectiveness. We are “cautiously optimistic” about the use of dental lasers.


This handheld X-Ray machine allows the person taking an X-Ray to safely remain with the patient during X-Ray procedures, which may help reduce the number of retakes. This portable device can be easily moved from room to room or it could even be used off site.

Cone Beam

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), commonly called cone beam, is a major advancement in dental radiography. This 3-D X-Ray provides the most accurate anatomic information available. CBCT has become increasingly important in treatment planning and diagnosis in implant dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, and oral surgery.

Cone Beam CT scan showing the positions of impacted wisdom teeth (third molars) that are partially surrounded by cysts in the mandible (lower jaw). It also shows their proximity to the mandibular nerve (inferior alveolar nerve). Created by SmartScan Imaging of Orange in Orange, CA on a Hitachi CB MercuRay Cone Beam CT scanner and using Dolphin Imaging software. Visit our website at www.smartscanorange.com or call us at 714-538-8300 for all your dental imaging needs including cone beam CT, digital panoramic, cephalometric, and intraoral x-rays, and clinical photography.