Treatment Methods

cerecCEREC CAD CAM is a state-of-the-art computer system that designs and generates ceramic dental restorations to conservatively replace broken. cracked or chipped teeth. Instead of traditional crowns. Dr. Rivera uses the high-tech CEREC system to replace broken fillings and fractured or decayed teeth. Here are just a few of the benefits of CEREC:


  • Single visit! CEREC crovvns conserve tooth structure and require fewer injections. less drilling and less time out of your schedule.
  • Restorations contain no metal. CEREC uses strong. tooth-colored ceramic materials.
  • Repairs teeth that have too much damage to be restored with regular fillings.
  • Strengthens the repaired tooth. Silver amalgam fillings can actually cause fractures in the tooth structure.
  • Enhances the life and longevity of the tooth.
  • Conserves tooth structures. Silver fillings and old-fashioned crowns require the removal of much more of the original tooth than the CEREC system does.
  • Healthier for gum tissue.
  • Less traumatic for the tooth. Our restorations are chemically bonded to the tooth. requiring less extraction of healthy tooth material.
  • Less discomfort afterwards. Our materials closely match the composition of your natural teeth. which means they react to heat and cold almost the same way your natural teeth do.

If you grind or clench your teeth. these damaging effects will dramatically speed up the process of normal aging. If you have any signs or symptoms of an unbalanced or bad bite. our first step is to do a Site Analysis. Just as we take X-rays to check for cavities. we make diagnostic models of your mouth and teeth so that we can learn exactly how your teeth touch and where any potential damage is occurring. Using these models. we determine which areas are out of balance and the amount of stress that is being placed on your jaw joints. gums. and teeth. We’ll then use this information to make recommendations on how to help you get a healthy. stable. balanced bite. and a healthy bite means better overall health!.

Dental-Veneer-ProcedureWe use dental veneers and bonding to repair damage from decay and fractures. or to simply make your teeth look better. We use bonding to restore damaged teeth to bring back the smile of your youth. or to create the naturally beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Other ways we use veneers and bonging are:

  • Close spaces between teeth Lengthen or reshape teeth
  • Disguise misaligned teeth Whiten stained or darkened teeth
  • Whiten naturally beautiful teeth Repair chips. decay and damage
  • Rebuild worn teeth Protect teeth from damage
  • Replace old crowns and metal fillings Restore teeth to their original appearance
  • Restore ideal shape for proper health and function

Zoom-Whitening-McDonough-GAYour smile is important. It’s one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter. brighter smile is beautiful – it can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression

Your lifestyle and the aging process can stain and darken your teeth. Many things we do on a regular basis can contribute to stained teeth. such as drinking coffee. tea. cola and red wine or smoking.

Whitening can get your smile looking its best. Non-professional procedures and clinically unproven teeth whitening tips can often lead to unsatisfactory results. you should look for a whitening procedure that is: Fast and convenient. Long lasting. Low sensitivity. Proven to be safe and effective. Performed by Dental Professional.