NOTICE REGARDING COVID-19
Our office is now re-opened Monday through Friday to serve our patients. Some changes to scheduling and service have been made that you will notice throughout the building to best protect our patients and staff alike. Thank you in advance for being accommodating to these changes!
Sincerely, Dr. Patrick Sharkey, Dr. Patty Martin, and Dr. Kimberly Murdoch
Posted on 6/23/2017 by Michael Mettler
|There are few innovations that truly change and revolutionize the day-to-day practice of dentistry. However, by becoming a CEREC equipped office, we have dramatically improved the dental crown experience for our patients. At Stone Creek Dental Care we couldn't be happier to have CEREC 3D CAD/CAM technology, which makes "one-visit crowns" a reality for our patients. We are one of a very few practices who offer this technology in the Walla Walla Valley.
Developed at Zurich University, CEREC technology has been successfully used in dental practices since 1985. Only recently have dentists been able to use the exact same material as dental labs, which enables us to create the crown first hand and produce an even better looking and fitting restoration.
CEREC Procedure - What it means to you as the patient:
1. No conventional impressions. The CEREC 3D camera scans the prepared tooth in just seconds and eliminates the need for unpleasant silicone impressions.
2. No temporaries. After Dr. Martin designs your case, the CEREC restoration is milled out of a ceramic block in our office in only a few minutes. They are ready to be placed that same day, eliminating the need for temporaries.
3. No long waiting period. You don't have to wait 2-3 weeks for your final restoration. You don't risk the possibility of your temporary cracking or coming off. And, you don't have to schedule a second dental visit.
CEREC Procedure - What it means to me as your dentist:
By becoming a CEREC dentist, patients at Stone Creek Dental Care gain the benefits of this excellent new technology and Dr. Martin's years of experience as a dental artist. Because we are taking a digital scan of the prepared tooth, we are cutting out two steps in the crown process, thereby eliminating possible errors in impressions and models. The level of accuracy and the ability for our team members to control every nuance of your final crown, makes us more confident than ever that you are getting the best possible treatment that technology and dentistry have to offer.
In addition, being able to stain and glaze each crown to your specific tooth characteristics makes us feel like we are in an art studio every day! Rather than having to explain how we would like the final outcome to look to a lab technician, we are able to customize it ourselves.
We are proud to be one of the very few offices who offer this type of technology in the Walla Walla Valley. When you need your next dental restoration, rest assured you are getting the best treatment available when you visit our office. Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment at (509) 525-5902