During a chairside treatment, our dentist, Dr. James Choi carries out all the steps, from digital impressions and computer-based construction of the restoration to the milling process, inside their office.
Dr. Choi uses an intraoral camera to take a photo of the preparation, the antagonist teeth, and the bite situation. Based on the images, the CEREC software creates a virtual model of the patient’s tooth situation.
He uses this model to construct the tooth restoration on the screen and then passes on the finished construction within the office’s network or sends it wirelessly to a milling machine.
Depending on the type of restoration, it is then milled out of a color-matched ceramic block in just 6 to 15 minutes using diamond-coated milling units. Our Bellevue dentist can then add the finishing touches to the restoration by painting, polishing, and glazing it, before cementing it (the more traditional option) or adhesively integrating it, depending on the type of ceramic used.
Benefits of Using CEREC
Normal restorative dentistry requires more than one visit to the dental office. However, with CEREC, you can skip all the unnecessary dental visits for time-wasting temporaries and uncomfortable impressions.
The perfect-fitting crown can be completed in just one visit. Here at Bellevue Westlake Dental, we use digital impressions, which are more comfortable for patients than traditional messy impressions.
Whether you need natural, beautiful cosmetic restorations or even just routine check-ups to maintain a healthy smile, the dental care you receive from our Bellevue office will exceed your expectations.
We'd love to see patients of all ages from kids to those in their senior years. See what our patients are saying about us.
Dr. Choi and the whole staff were great!!!!!!!!!! Would highly recommend this practice to anyone looking for a quick, efficient, friendly and super-knowledgeable dentist.
Tom Y. on Google
Dr Choi has been our family dentist for over 8 years and he kept our dental health in excellent condition. He is very knowledgeable in both adult and children's dentistry.
Don B. on Google
I have been going to Bellevue Westlake Dental for over 10 years. The entire staff is truly amazing. They are professional, educated, informed, personable and just really good at what they do.
Nancy P. on Google
My husband and I have been going to Bellevue Westlake Dental for many years. Dr. Choi is truly a wonderful dentist! Very knowledgeable and kind. He doesn't do a procedure unless he feels it is absolutely necessary.
Jeri B. on Google
Dr. Choi has been my dentist for the last five years. I would recommend him to anyone I know or care about if they are looking for a great, ethical, honest, caring dentist.