In the field of dentistry, technology has become a huge player in providing comprehensive dental care in the area of La Mesa, California. Drs. Evans and Allen of Summit Dental of La Mesa are excited to offer some of the latest modalities to ensure better diagnostics and treatment of common dental concerns. In addition to offering digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, our team also provides digital impressions and same-day restorations using the CEREC Primescan intraoral dental scanner.

What is CEREC Primescan?

CEREC Primescan is the ability to use digital dentistry to create dental impressions and restorations that fit with precision over a prepared tooth and do so while patients wait. Same-day dentistry is not available at all practices in the community. With the CEREC Primescan dental scanner, the dentist can take digital impressions of the teeth and use them to create same-day restorations including:

  • Dental bridges
  • Dental veneers
  • Dental crowns

This technology uses a specialized camera that scans the patient’s mouth while they sit comfortably in the dental chair. Then, the scanned images are sent either sent to a lab; or to our CAD/CAM computer software  Once in the software we can design and with our CEREC machine we can mill dental restorations out of blocks of porcelain right in the dental office. In doing this, we can provide restorations that used to take weeks to complete from start to finish for our patients in one visit. Other dental practices that do not use CEREC technology require patients to have multiple appointments and deal with temporary restorations in the meantime.


CEREC restorations are just as strong, durable, and beautiful as those made in a dental laboratory but take a fraction of the time to complete. This makes it easier than ever for patients to get dental work completed as needed.

Learn more about CEREC Primescan from our team at Summit Dental of La Mesa

La Mesa, California area, patients who are interested in working with a dental practice with the latest technologies are urged to book an appointment with our team today. Call (619) 494-2492 to request a consultation visit with our staff to learn more about CEREC Primescan, digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, and a wide range of other solutions available in our dental practice. We accept new and current patients and families into our office for comprehensive, quality care from our experienced providers.