SOURCE: Dr. A.J. Vashi

Dr. A.J. Vashi

September 29, 2014 18:19 ET

South Pasadena Dental Clinic Offers CEREC Technology That Provides Dependable Crowns, Onlays and Inlays in One Visit

SOUTH PASADENA, CA--(Marketwired - September 29, 2014) - Dr. A.J. Vashi, a leader in professional and affordable cosmetic dentistry, is the only South Pasadena restorative dentist who offers one-day restorations for inlays, onlays and crowns.

Dr. Vashi uses CEREC Technology, a 3-D imaging and in-office milling system, that allows him to design and then place permanent crowns, inlays and onlays in just one visit. The restorations are made from high-grade ceramic that is less prone to cracking, and there is no need for a temporary placement. CEREC restorations have become popular options for patients with missing fillings or broken teeth.

"Offices without a CEREC machine will schedule a minimum of two visits for inlay, onlay or crown restorations," Dr. Vashi said. "With the CEREC machine, we can complete the entire restoration and permanent placement of a crown, inlay or onlay in one 90-minute visit."

Dr. Vashi has had extensive experience and success crafting and placing CEREC crowns, inlays and onlays. The process involves Dr. Vashi first taking high-resolution 3-D images of the patient's mouth and teeth. From those images, the CEREC computer creates a model of the reconstructed tooth, which is made to look as life-like as possible. The ceramic model is then sent to an in-house milling station that carves out the inlay, onlay or crown. Once the carving is completed, the reconstructed tooth is ready for the patient.

"Our patients really appreciated having the CEREC machine because of the convenience it provides in only having to schedule one visit," Dr. Vashi said. "And for me and my staff, it's become such a useful tool that I can't even imagine practicing without one."

Dr. Vashi's South Pasadena dental practice, located at 1928 Huntington Drive, South Pasadena, Calif., has been serving the community since 2003. He provides cosmetic dental procedures like Six Month Smiles, veneers, teeth whitening and Invisalign, as well as preventive care, dental implants and sleep appliances.

Dr. Vashi, a Los Angeles native, is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He received an undergraduate degree in cell biology and biochemistry from the University of California in San Diego. After achieving his dental degree, Dr. Vashi gained hundreds of hours of continuing education in implant and cosmetic dentistry. He has served on the San Gabriel Dental Society for more than eight years and was the board's youngest president. He participates in many community events and organizations including the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, Give Kids a Smile and Young and Healthy in Pasadena.

Dr. Vashi has served on the faculty of the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry, and he is currently a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, California Dental Association, American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry.

To view individual dental plans or find out how much does teeth whitening cost from Dr. Vashi and his professional staff, visit the website southpasadenasmiles.com or call the office at 626-219-7172.

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