CEREC Same Day Crowns San Leandro Castro Valley : Creative Dimensions in Dentistry

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San Leandro - (510) 895-1776

Same Day Crowns

Convenient. Comfortable. Beautiful.

Same Day Crowns in Castro Valley and San Leandro

Convenient and Comfortable Dental Restorations

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You can now get crowns in just one visit!

We can make a custom-fit, long lasting, natural colored crown in a sngle visit or 1-2 hours. No repeat visits and no temporary crowns.

Today's technology is impacting dentistry in many ways. One of these breakthrough innovations is called CEREC. It allows to restore damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic crowns in one visit, saving you time and inconvenience.

Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics or CEREC uses CAD/CAM technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. The dentists at Creative Dimensions in Dentistry use a special camera to take an accurate picture of your tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where we use 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) technology to design the restoration. Then CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) takes over and automatically creates the restoration while you wait. Finally, our doctors bond the new restoration to the surface of your old tooth. The whole process takes only about 1-2 hours!

What does this mean for you?

A tooth-colored restoration means no more silver fillings discoloring smiles. The material is natural-looking, compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant. There is no need to take impressions to send to a lab, which means no need for a temporary crown. CEREC has over 3 decades of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective.

CEREC Technology

The CEREC Machine can create a porcelain crown in a single visit. In the past, a dental crown would require multiple visits and a temporary crown was worn while you waited for a laboratory to create a permanent crown. Temporary crowns often do not look natural and can even cause pain if they are not fitted properly. Temporary crowns also require patients to avoid a number of foods as certain foods could cause the temporary to become loose or fall off. The CEREC machine allows patients to have a faster, more esthetic result that requires less injections and you can avoid multiple visits and dental impressions to create a crown that suits the natural look of your smile.

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Would you like to have a healthy and natural looking smile in a single visit? Here are the many benefits that our patients love.

  • You receive a new smile in one visit
  • A single visit means saving you valuable time
  • No need for temporary crowns
  • Digital map of your mouth – No impressions needed
  • We match your natural tooth color giving you a beautiful result
  • Safe material – CEREC crowns have the same characteristics as tooth enamel
  • Less prone to cracks then porcelain fused to metal crowns
  • Natural look and feeling and smoothly polished to match your smile
  • Designed to fit properly to reduce discomfort

About Our Doctors

Dr. Robert M. Maass

Dr. Maass received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. He graduated with honors. He completed an additional year of training as an intern at the Naval Hospital in Camp Pendleton, California. Dr Maass has advanced training in sedation, implant, and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Maass is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Southern Alameda County Dental Society (SACDS), American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ASDA), and American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics (AAIP).

He takes pride in restoring smiles using implants and advanced cosmetic in a relaxed setting. He enjoys family dentistry.

Dr. Maass enjoys sharing the outdoors with friends, travel, running and his favorite Labrador retriever Siri.

Dr. David MacKenzie

Dr. MacKenzie received his D.D.S. Degree from Emory University, School of Dentistry, in which he graduated from in 1980.

He is certified in multiple forms of Sedation Dentistry including: IV Sedation, Oral Sedation, Local Anesthesia, and laughing gas. He has also completed an additional year of training in general dentistry while completing a general practice residency at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, CA.

Dr. MacKenzie has extended training and also places and restores implants. He is a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a member of the American Dental Society.

Dr. MacKenzie has been with Creative Dimensions since 1984.

*Dr. MacKenzie works weekdays with morning, late afternoon and Saturday appointments in our Castro Valley office.

Dr. Alisa Alvaro

Dr. Alisa Alvaro received her D.D.S. Degree from New York University, College of Dentistry, then returned back to California and did her residency at the VA in San Francisco. She is certified in Sedation Dentistry, which includes oral sedation and nitrous oxide, commonly known as "laughing gas." Dr. Alvaro is also trained in placing and restoring implants and is a member of the American International Dental Implant Association. She is also a member of the ADA, CDA, and the SACDS.

Dr. Alvaro volunteers her time treating patients from Delancy Street and has done Dental Service trips to Bali and the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Alvaro works in our San Leandro office on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8-5pm. She feels the best part of dentistry that makes her smile is caring for her patients, some of whom she is and has been their family’s dentist for multiple generations.

Dr. Shirin Salehinia

Dr. Salehinia believes a person’s oral health is related to their overall health and well-being. She helps her patients learn how their lifestyles relate to their oral health, and how their oral health results in a healthier body and a happier life.

Creating a smile in her practice starts with understanding the patient’s needs and preferences, and a personalized and comfortable setting. And her years of experience ensures a smooth procedure, with dependable and beautiful results.

Dr. Salehinia received her D.D.S. degree from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry, and has completed a residency program in dental sleep medicine at Tufts University. She has also been a faculty member at the University of Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry since 1997 as a clinical and pre-clinical instructor of restorative dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Southern Alameda County Dental Society and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM).*

In her spare time, she volunteers at a local non-profit clinic to provide dental care to the less fortunate. She loves to spend time with her husband and family travelling.

Dr. Salehinia's work days include weekdays, morning, late afternoons and Saturday appointments in our San Leandro and Castro Valley offices.

Dr. Jeff Erickson

Dr. Erickson received his D.D.S. degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 2002. He then went for an additional year of training at the University of Colorado in Denver, where he completed his General Practice Residency. Dr. Erickson is certified in IV and Oral Sedation which allows him to sedate fearful adults and children for their dental treatment. He completed a residency with the Misch Institute which focuses on implant placement and implant restorations.

Dr. Erickson is a fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI) and a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Southern Alameda County Dental Society (ACDS), American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ASDA), and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM).

When he is not at work, Dr. Erickson enjoys spending time with his wife, two young daugthers, and their two dogs.

Dr. Marc Chhina

Dr. Chhina received his D.D.S. degree from New York University School of Dentistry in 1999. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Dental Officer for 3 years after being awarded a scholarship. He has extensive training in cosmetic, implant, and oral sedation dentistry.

Dr. Chhina is a fellow in the International Dental Implant Association (IDIA), and is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), DOCS Sedation, and Kois Institute.

Being born and raised in the East Bay, he enjoys being part of the CDD family since 2007. He is married to a dentist and they have two wonderful daughters and a very playful Labrador.

*Dr. Chhina is available on weekdays, morning and late afternoons in both locations and Saturdays in Castro Valley.

Dr. Reginald Griggs

Dr. Griggs received his D.D.S. Degree from UCLA, School of Dentistry. Dr. Griggs has been specializing in orthodontics since 1985. He completed his orthodontic residency at the University of California in San Francisco where he also serves as an associate clinical professor.

Visit Dr. Griggs website at: www.griggsorthodontics.com