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Dentists in Phoenix, AZ explain treatment with CEREC vs traditional dental crowns

CEREC and traditional dental crowns are treatment options to restore and protect broken teeth. Contact Dr. Sameet Koppikar of Biltmore Dental Center in Phoenix, AZ.

A broken or chipped tooth is never something that is planned or convenient. If a tooth breaks, you want it to be restored quickly. A dental crown covers and restores a broken tooth. Located in Phoenix, AZ, the team at Biltmore Dental Center offers dental crowns as a treatment option to restore damaged teeth quickly and safely. What is CEREC dentistry? CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, was developed in 1980 and put into practice in 1985. CEREC crowns have been used to successfully restore teeth ever since. Having in-office CAD/CAM technology and a milling machine … Continue reading

Phoenix, AZ area dentist offers crowns for teeth

Phoenix, AZ area dentist offers crowns for teeth

At Biltmore Dental Center, our dentist works with patients who have a variety of dental concerns. Whether patients want to bring their smile back to health or just maintain their oral health and wellness, they can seek treatment from our Phoenix, AZ practice. A common restoration is that of dental crowns for weakened teeth. Dental crowns described Many patients ask, what is a dental crown? A dental crown is a porcelain restoration designed to act as an extra layer of protection for a natural tooth. Dental crowns may be used to cover a tooth that has been broken or chipped. … Continue reading

Phoenix, AZ dentist offers ceramic dental crowns

Ceramic Crowns From Dr. Sameet Koppikar In Phoenix AZ

There are many dental situations which may arise in which patients may want to consider the benefits of placing ceramic dental crowns. Dr. Sameet Koppikar of Phoenix, AZ may suggest crowns when patients are dealing with: Esthetic issues within the smile Broken or weakened natural teeth Dental implants for replacing missing teeth Root canal therapy procedures which can weaken the structure The need for a dental bridge, in which crowns are fused with false teeth Who is a candidate for dental crowns? Most patients are appropriate candidates for dental crowns. Crowns are used in many situations in which the smile … Continue reading

Phoenix dentist provides “teeth in one day” with CEREC technology

Dr Koppikar - teeth in one day

The loss of teeth, or damage to them, can be a traumatic experience. At Biltmore Dental Center in Phoenix, AZ, we understand how important your smile is to you. Dr. Sameet Koppikar offers a complete range of professional dental services including reconstructive dentistry, such as porcelain crowns and bridges, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, braces, Invisalign, emergency care, family dentistry, and sedation services. Named a Top Phoenix Cosmetic Dentist by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, Dr. Koppikar is committed to providing the latest technologies, treatments, and services for our patients’ optimal oral health, comfort, and convenience. That’s why we are … Continue reading

Restore damaged teeth in one visit with dental crowns (caps) in Phoenix

visit with dental crowns (caps) in Phoenix

People in Phoenix and the surrounding areas love the convenience of being able to have a damaged tooth restored in a single visit to Biltmore Dental Center. Dr. Sameet Koppikar can place all ceramic, high quality dental crowns, also called caps, in one appointment using CAD/CAM (computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing) technology. The CEREC system, which was developed in 1985, includes a CEREC camera, advanced software, and a milling unit. The tooth is prepared in the same way as it would be for a traditional crown, but then the doctor uses his advanced skills and technology to streamline the process. … Continue reading

Restorative and esthetic Phoenix dental crowns

Restorative and esthetic Phoenix dental crowns

Today’s dental crowns are both restorative and cosmetic. Historically, these restorations were used for “tooth repair,” simply restoring the function of a damaged tooth. Crowns first came into use by the Etruscans 2,500 years ago, and still play a crucial role in dentistry today. When a tooth has been weakened, but the roots are healthy, a dental crown can prevent the need for a tooth extraction. A crown restoration covers all surfaces of a tooth, returning it to its normal size and shape, restoring its function and appearance, and protecting it from further damage. Typically, a dental crown treatment would … Continue reading

Restorative Dentistry

Dr Koppikar Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry is a section of dentistry that is focused on dental care along with restoration of dental and oral tissues. Restorative dental care requires specialized skills, thus patients should only go to restorative dentists. Restorative dentistry comprises of replacing, coloring, cleaning, whitening, and filling of teeth. These restorative procedures can be undergone for several reasons such as filling in a cavity, preventing tooth decay, or to improve the aesthetics of teeth. In certain cases, patients choose restorative dentistry when they have an issue that is not very apparent, but that problem has a possibility to getting worse as time … Continue reading

Dentist near Glendale is successfully using CEREC technology for same day dental crowns

successfully using CEREC technology for same day dental crowns

A dental crown is an artificial tooth that covers, or “caps” the visible portion of a tooth that may be decayed, damaged, unattractive, or weakened by an overly large filling. Dental crowns may also be used to secure a dental restoration, such as a dental bridge, protect a damaged tooth, or to top off a dental implant. Crowns may be made of many types of materials, including metals or base-metal alloys such as gold, nickel, or chromium; porcelain-metal; zirconia; ceramic; or porcelain. At Biltmore Dental Center, Dr. Sameet Koppikar is a board-certified Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) who has been … Continue reading

Phoenix dentist offers same day crowns

Phoenix dentist Dr Koppikar offers same day crowns

There have been numerous advances in the science of dentistry in recent years, but few have been as helpful to patients as the development of CEREC technology. This innovative system gives dentists the ability to create all ceramic, high quality dental crowns in their offices in a matter of minutes. An advanced 3D camera determines the shape of the crown, and a computerized milling machine sculpts a porcelain block into a beautiful restoration in about 15 minutes. CEREC, developed in 1985 has significant advantages for both the patient and the dentist. Traditionally, crown placement required about two weeks, now it … Continue reading

Importance of the CEREC procedure for Phoenix patients

CEREC procedure for Phoenix patients

An acronym is a pronounceable word formed from the first letters of other related words. In our hurry-scurry culture, acronyms swirl around us in every type of media. Sometimes we don’t stop to think about what they really mean. My name is Dr. Sameet Koppikar, and I’d like you to take a moment to consider the meaning of an acronym that could be very important to your dental health – CEREC. It describes a procedure that is helping patients in the Phoenix area enjoy lovely, functional smiles with a level of convenience that fits busy schedules. What does CEREC mean? … Continue reading


Patient Reviews

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I have had fillings, crowns and a root canal done here. Dr. Koppikar is extremely gentle and kind and always has my best interest at heart. He is constantly checking to make sure my comfort level is where it should be.

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