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CEREC Poughkeepsie Specialist –James J. Willoughby, D.D.S and Manisha Bhalla, DMD

When you need to quickly repair a decayed or chipped tooth, it’s important to visit an experienced dental professional who can utilize the right tools and techniques to effectively restore your smile.  Poughkeepsie restorative dentist, James J. Willoughby, D.D.S and Manisha Bhalla, DMD, uses the advanced technology of the CEREC computer system to restore damaged teeth in only one office visit and often in less than one hour.  He has been providing CEREC restorations for over nine years, giving patients renewed smiles and a functional bite at the same time.

What is CEREC?

CEREC, which stands for CEramic REconstructions Chair-side system, provides one-office-visit ceramic crowns that are bonded rather than cemented.  Further, with CEREC crowns there are no unsightly black lines at the gum line, which often appear with traditional crowns. This process provides a quick and painless way to restore a damaged tooth, limiting the time you have to spend at your Poughkeepsie dental office.  Since ceramic materials do not expand or contract in your mouth in reaction to temperature changes, they are healthier for your teeth and more comfortable as a whole.

How Do I Get CEREC Crowns?

Your first step is to visit our Poughkeepsie dental office for your consultation. During the initial appointment, Dr. Willoughby will determine a patient’s candidacy for restorative dental procedures by examining their medical history, including dental health, to ensure that they are in a position to benefit from this technique.

Dr. Willoughby can complete the entire restorative dental procedure during the same visit without any messy impressions. Using specialized software and equipment, our CEREC specialist creates a digital mold of your mouth and damaged tooth in order to fabricate a replacement crown. CEREC crowns provide the following:

• No temporary crown while you wait for your permanent crowns to be made
• Single-visit, same-day crowns
• A natural-looking and feeling match to your existing teeth
• 95% of your tooth’s original strength
• Fully functional bite

Please contact our office if you would like to learn more about CEREC in Poughkeepsie. We will be glad to set up an appointment for you!



James J. Willoughby, D.D.S and Manisha Bhalla, DMD
46 Fox St, Suite 2 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 471-4383 URL of Map