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Prescott Valley, AZ

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To Our Valued Patients at Surprise Smiles,

Welcome! We are open, looking forward to seeing returning patients, accepting new patients, and operating under normal business hours! The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDS) is still not recommending any type of closures or modification in hours. We will continue to monitor information coming from both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and AZDHS and keep you apprised of any changes or updates. We will stay on top of this information and bring it to you as soon as possible through our website, email, and social media.

As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, our dentists and dental team want to assure you that we are continuing to do our best to make sure it a priority that we are following the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC, specifically as they relate to the dental industry. We value keeping our patients and staff members safe and comfortable.

As part of our daily standard health and safety protocols, our office follows ‘Universal Precautions’ in order to protect our patients and our staff. These are precautions we have always taken, and are not new. By taking ‘universal precautions’ means we always assume that anyone could potentially be carrying a contagious and dangerous disease. We therefore follow strict guidelines to prevent the transmission of any potential disease, be it COVID-19 (Coronavirus), hepatitis, tuberculosis, HIV, or any other disease. This has been a standard of care we follow, per the CDC, in regard to blood borne pathogens.

These measures include:
•  strict hand washing protocols
•  use of (single use) disposable protective equipment and barriers
•  thorough disinfection of exposed or potentially exposed surfaces after every patient visit
•  disinfection and high-heat steam sterilization of instruments and routine monitoring of sterilization verification
•  continued education on infection control

Image of a dentist with a mask covering, so she is safe, and follows health safety protocols at Bradshaw Family Dental.Specific to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we have added in additional precautionary and cleaning measures including:
•  disinfecting common surface areas every 30 minutes
•  providing hand sanitizer in common areas
•  screening everyone who enters our offices based on CDC recommendations
•  offering preprocedural mouth rinse

As state and national health and safety regulations change and evolve during these times, Surprise Smiles is dedicated to monitoring and evaluating our dental practice and office space for any potential risks as we serve our patients and community. We strive to maintain an approach to our dentistry services that is both safe and beneficial to everyone we serve.

We strive to provide a safe, healthy, comfortable, and relaxed environment for everyone that comes into our dental office. We follow the American Dental Association’s Update to Office Procedures During COVID-19 in regard to safe office procedures, workplace hazards, and making decisions for best office practices. We stay informed on recent information given to dentists in this regard, as well as keeping up to date with any changes recommended by the CDC.

Please let us know if you have any questions in regard to our health and safety protocols here at Surprise Smiles. We recognize that it can be challenging during these unprecedented times of COVID-19. We all want to get back to our normal lives, and we will be able to do so, in a safe, wise, and healthy manner. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have in regard to our dental practice health and safety protocols, cleaning, and disinfecting procedures we follow.

Thank you for continuing to be a valued patient here at Bradshaw Family Dental. We look forward to continuing to serve you and your dental needs through the various services we provide for you, from preventive dentistry, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants and more!

CEREC Same Day Crown Tooth Restoration

Hand with glove holding a CEREC crown mold that is about to go into the machine at Bradshaw Family Dental in Prescott Valley, AZCEREC crowns (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) are used as immediate restorations for weak teeth and Bradshaw Family Dental is here to help explain how this can be extremely beneficial. CEREC crowns are strong and durable and they also make you feel comfortable.

The biggest advantage of CEREC crowns is that they are prepared immediately, unlike other restorations like dental veneers that can take weeks to months to be fabricated. Most restorations are fabricated using dental molds, but CEREC crowns are milled using x-ray and digital imaging.

Our dental specialists typically examine you and listen to your needs and then tell you whether CEREC crowns would be suitable for you.

CEREC Crowns and Dental Technology

Technology has advanced the modern medical field a lot, and this includes dentistry. The goal with any treatment is that it is properly done within the time frame that is required. When getting a dental crown, this is no exception. A lot of careful planning and work goes into creating a custom crown for a patient. The process of fitting a patient with a crown takes about two weeks to complete which can feel like an eternity if you are looking forward to having a tooth restored. Fortunately, at Bradshaw Family Dental we have a solution for those who want a dental crown within a day - CEREC crowns. This is a new way to create dental crowns for patients and it is significantly quicker thanks to the computerized process involved.

CEREC Crown Creation Process

This restorative procedure is made possible by a combination of advanced dental technologies. The process for a patient receiving a CEREC crown is very efficient. The first step involves taking photos of your weak tooth using an intraoral scanner. The photos are sent to a 3D imaging software that creates a model of your tooth; a far cry from other restorations where teeth impressions are done physically, and in the process opening up the procedure to lapses.

A milling machine then scans the 3D model of your tooth and mills your CEREC dental crown from ceramic. The crown is then polished, shaded to match the color of your natural teeth, and then bonded onto your tooth. This process is known as computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing or CAD/CAM.

Overall, this process takes a couple of hours, saving you a lot of time! The reason why traditional crowns take weeks to get to a patient is due to the fact that they have to be made in a lab using the data provided and shipped to the office. With a CEREC crown, the office becomes the lab itself!

Are CEREC Crowns for Me?

Many problems can affect the normal working of your natural teeth. Dental restorations mimic your natural teeth. The following are some of the dental problems that make you a candidate for CEREC crowns.

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is probably the most prevalent dental problem. Tooth decay is typically caused by dental plaque and tartar that accumulates on your teeth and gums. Dental plaque promotes bacteria that damage the tooth structure. If the tooth decay is severe, it may have to be extracted. But if there’s only a slight portion affected, then a CEREC crown may be installed to restore the strength, shape, and tooth size.


An injury to your mouth can result in a broken or chipped tooth. A CEREC crown may be bonded onto your chipped tooth to regain strength.

What Are the Benefits of a CEREC Crown?

This procedure provides a quick method of solving a range of dental problems. Our dental professionals typically perform the procedure in a few hours. The following are some of the reasons why CEREC crown treatment is popular.


Some people incorrectly think that this quick procedure must have a faulty element. But CEREC dental crowns can serve you for a long time as long as you maintain them. CEREC crowns are made of ceramic, a durable material, and are comfortable.


In most dental restorations, you may be required to make more than one visit. But CEREC crowns are usually prepared and bonded onto your teeth in a matter of hours. This procedure saves you both time and money.


CEREC dental crowns are bonded onto your teeth permanently. And so, they restore the normal functioning of your tooth, as well as the appropriate shape and size. The ceramic material that it is made of has no negative effects.

Other Advantages of CEREC Crowns

Not only are CEREC crowns renowned for their speedy creation and fitting process, but they are also the most realistic looking type of crown. This makes them especially appealing to those who are seeking discreet tooth repair. They are also just as durable as regular crowns, there is no sacrifice in functionality by choosing to use a CEREC crown.

The biggest advantage of CEREC crowns is that they take a short time to prepare and bond onto the damaged tooth.

How Much Do CEREC Crowns Cost?

You might be surprised to find out that the cost of CEREC crowns compared to traditional crowns are closer than you might have thought. Traditional crowns wildly vary in price, but so do CEREC crowns, which can cost anywhere between $550 to $1,500. This fits very comfortably within the bounds of a lot of dental crown procedures. While the initial starting price might be higher, do keep in mind that many factors come into play when creating and installing any kind of crown. You might also be happy to hear that CEREC crowns are indeed covered by insurance. It will be up to your provider’s discretion on the amount covered, however.

Talk to Us About Receiving a Dental Crown

If you are around Prescott Valley, AZ or any of our other locations and interested in receiving a dental crown or any other form of cosmetic dentistry, you can call our number at (928) 277-0076 to schedule an appointment today! At Bradshaw Family Dental we want to make you feel at home when you come in. If you would like to take the next steps to improve your smile, we are here for you!

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