Crystal Lake Dentists Use Advanced Technology for Same-Day Treatment

January 12, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
January 12, 2016 - Crystal Lake, IL By using the latest in digital imaging and chair-side milling equipment, Dr. Gregg Hornyak and Dr. Tami Zuck are able to provide patients with dental crowns in just one day.

"We're all excited to be using CEREC for our crown procedures," Dr. Hornyak said. "CEREC is a great system for creating precise, same-day restorations and has significantly improved patient experience and treatment turn-around times."

CEREC utilizes a 3D intra-oral camera to take detailed pictures of teeth. With the advanced computer software, images are used to create a virtual model of the teeth, which enables Dr. Hornyak and Dr. Zuck to see everything in higher definition. Crowns are then produced from a block of porcelain in-office.

"The best part of CEREC is that everything is done in our office on the same day," Dr. Zuck added. "We don't have to use an outside lab that may take weeks to make the crowns. In just one visit, patients will have their new crowns fabricated and cemented. This technology has proved helpful for busy people who don't have time for multiple visits to the dentist or those with emergency dental needs."

In addition to saving time, same-day crowns provide patients in the Crystal Lake community with other benefits, such as customized aesthetics and the ability of the dentist to design the ideal crown for your needs.

"Everything is digital now, so we don't have to take impressions with trays and bad-tasting impression materials anymore," Dr. Hornyak states. "We're able to create restorations that are comfortable, customized, and at the same time respect the patients' busy schedule too. ."

For more information about CEREC crowns, visit the Fox Valley Dental Associates website at

About Fox Valley Dental Associates, Dr. Gregg Hornyak, and Dr. Tami Zuck:

Dr. Gregg Hornyak graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 1992. He is a member of several dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society.

Dr. Tami L. Zuck is a graduate of the College of Dentistry at University of Illinois and completed a General Practice Residency in Dentistry at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Fox Valley Dental Associates offers comprehensive dental care to both adults and children. Their staff prides itself on getting to know their patients, honesty, customer service and understanding their unique dental needs.

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