CEREC allows the practice to offer a tremendous level of service to all patients. Instead of taking two or three weeks to create and implement a crown, Ascent Dental is able to do so in a single appointment. The patient will be able to leave the same day with a fully constructed dental crown(s). The practice will continue to use CEREC to successfully treat the patients.
Prior to CEREC in Colorado, receiving a dental crown was much more complicated. To do so, a dentist had to take a muddled impression of the tooth and then send it to a dental lab. During the two to three weeks in between appointments, patients would wear a temporary crown before the permanent crown would be attached at times causing it to be uncomfortable or to become dislodged.
CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic. CEREC uses special imaging technology to get an accurate digital representation of the patient's tooth. Using specialized software, Dr. Johnston then is able to design a crown that will fit perfectly within the patient's tooth. An on-site milling machine is then used to physically create the crown, allowing Dr. Johnston to permanently attach to the patient's tooth. The ceramic material used to create the crown or filling expands and contracts as natural teeth do. Because of this, there is no danger of cracking. Furthermore, they are neither too hard nor too soft. There is no undue wear and the patient will not need to replace them time and again as one might with older crown or filling technology. They also accurately represent the visual aesthetic of natural teeth. The crown is ready for placement in as little as 15 minutes and the results can last years.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Johnson, patients can call (303) 975-6987 or use the online appointment request form www.ascentdental.com . To do this, patients simply have to enter in the date, time and a few words detailing the nature of their appointment into the online form. Shortly after, the practice's scheduling coordinator will follow up with a confirmation email.
About Dr. Jeff Johnston: At the age of 12, Dr. Johnston’s life goal was to be a dentist. Dr. Jeff Johnston, Denver Dentist is a member of several professional organizations, which he chooses on the basis of whether they contribute to the overall wellbeing of patients and the profession. He is currently pursuing the Fellowship Award to the Academy of General Dentistry, which is earned through continuing dental education on the many different fields of dentistry. Other organizations include: American Dental Association, Metro Denver Society, Texas Tech Alumni, Biking Club of Colorado and the NRA. Dr. Johnston is always striving to be the best dentist when it comes to serving the Colorado dental industry.
Ascent Dental is a full-service dentist office, providing general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry services to the Denver-area patients. This includes such services as:
• Dental hygiene and teeth cleaning
• Family dentistry
• Dental crowns while you wait
• Endodontics (root canal)
• Porcelain veneers
• Tooth whitening
• Dental implants
• Porcelain fillings
Affordable dental treatments that alleviate any worry or fear of going to the dentist can be completed in one day. The advancement in technology at Ascent Dental is immediately available to all new patients.
To learn more about Dr. Johnston, his staff or any of the services that are offered at his practice, patients are encouraged to visit his practice's comprehensive dental website at www.ascentdental.com .