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Have you had a crown made at your dentists office where a tooth was numbered and shaped, an impression had to be taken (this is the part that probably hurt), a temporary crown was cemented and then wait 2-3 weeks. Come back to the office to have the crown fitted and cemented to the tooth. It probably was not fun with your temporary crown, you may have had sensitivity issues or it may have fallen off.
Cerec uses infrared imaging, computer CAD CAM design, and a precise miling machine to make your life easier. Did we mention it only takes 2 hours from finish to start!
We want your visits to be efficient and gentle. Holy Family Dental Clinic is dedicated to being your dentists in Waukegan.
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Dr. Sumrana Ahmed
Dr.Ahmed is very passionate about dentistry. She offers a gentle touch, catering towards those apprehensive patients. Oral health is an integral part of one’s overall health and strong emphasis is given towards cavity prevention and effective home dental hygiene.
Dr. Sonia Chhikara
Dr. Chhikara is committed to lifelong learning in her field. She lives in Libertyville, IL, and likes to spend her time reading, volunteering, and spending time with her family. She received the Quintessence Award for Clinical Achievement in Restorative Sciences.
Dr. Rina Patel
Dr Patel joined Holy Family Dental in 2004 and has since been providing the highest quality of dental care with the most gentle, comfortable and caring approach to all her patients. Dr Patel truly believes it is important to listen to each patient desires.
An infrared camera takes images of the tooth after shaping and a CAD CAM computer program immediately downloads the images creating three-dimensional virtual models that can be viewed and manipulated on the computer monitor. The operator in the dental office then uses the program to design the crown or onlay that will replace the missing tooth structure. This usually takes about three to five minutes. Next a porcelain block is selected, is inserted into a milling machine and the software program sends a signal to the milling machine to create the design in porcelain. This takes about 13 to 18 minutes. Once completed, the crown is polished, tried in the mouth, adjusted and bonded into place. The entire process takes about 2 hours and there is a period of about ½ hour for design and milling that can be used to accomplish other needed dental work.
The process of manufacturing a metal base lab crown involves significant amounts of expensive consumable materials beginning with impression materials in the dental office, continuing through model making devices and materials and on to alloys of metal that are increasingly costly followed by use of firing ovens, casting machines and the like. Most of these materials are not particularly biodegradable. With Cerec, there is a very limited amount of disposable material needed. This helps lower the waste stream, much of it carbon footprint related, as well as the cost.
Yes, we do! Holy Family Dental Clinic accepts most major dental insurance plans as well as Medicaid. We also offer affordable patient financing options through CareCredit and LendingPoint. Be sure to ask about our convenient in-house payment plans.