Cerec Machine For a One-Day Dental Crown!
In the traditional method, a patient has to make one trip to the dental office to get his tooth cleaned, the mold has to be made and a temporary restoration onto the tooth is placed. In the second visit to the dental office, the temporary fix is removed and the permanent restoration will be cemented. With metal-free Cerec restoration, your treatment will be done in one single session. Also, CEREC restoration lifespan is longer than traditional methods.
Exam and Preparation
First, your Dentist examines the tooth and determines the appropriate treatment. Then the tooth has to be prepared for restoration, e.g. removing tooth decay and weakened issue.
Next step is to take an Optical Impression of the prepared tooth by your dentist. Your dentist put a coat of non-toxic powder on your tooth and take a digital picture. The whole optical impression process is about a couple minutes long.
Next, the CEREC machine makes the restoration for your tooth. The CEREC 3D software takes the digital picture and converts it into a 3-dimensional virtual model on the computer screen. Your Dentist then designs the restoration by using the CEREC 3D computer program. After this, the restoration is sent to a separate milling machine in the premise. A ceramic block that matches your tooth shade is placed in the milling machine. Shortly after that, the ceramic, tooth-colored restoration is finished and ready to bond in place.
Interesting! ha? Finally, your Dentist examines the restoration in your mouth for proper fit and bite. The restoration is then polished and bonded to the prepared tooth. You don’t have to come back for the second visit, all done! Ask us if you are the right candidate for Cerec restoration.
What Is CEREC?
Chairside: The technology is in the dental operatory and used while you are in the chair.
Economical: The procedure is affordable for the patient economical for a dentist.
Restorations: The procedure restores your tooth to its natural beauty, function, and strength.
Esthetic: The restorations are metal-free and tooth-colored, it also doesn’t have the dark gray lines at the base like traditional crowns.
Ceramic: High-strength ceramics are used that are close in composition to your natural tooth structure backed by decades of research.
For an advanced dental restorative system that allows your dentist to restore decayed teeth, place crowns, remove defective amalgam fillings, or place cosmetic veneers in just one appointment. This allows you to have the highest quality, most lifelike dental restorations in just one visit to the dentist…in, out, and on with your busy life.
What Makes You a Good Candidate For A CEREC Restoration?
You may be a CEREC candidate if:
- If you need a new crown, inlay, onlay or bridge
- If you have a cracked tooth, old failing restorations
- If you have large damage to your teeth
- If you’d like to replace old metal restorations with biocompatible restorations
- IF an old restoration needs replacing
Why do we recommend CEREC restoration:
- More natural appearance than amalgam or gold
- Stronger, durable material that closely matches tooth’s natural structure
- High-accuracy digital impressions, resulting in a better fit and comfortability
- Conservative procedure that allows us to save as much healthy tissue as possible
- Available in multiple shades & translucencies, resulting in accurate tooth-color matching
The Future Of Dentistry
CAD/CAM dentistry such as CEREC is the future of dentistry. Thanks to modern technology, a dentist can produce an accurate, safe, biocompatible (metal free) dental crown, inlay, onlay, or dental bridge, in just one trip to the dental office. Technological advances make the system easier to use, more accurate, and faster. More dentists nowadays are turning to this new technology. Some are new to the system, others like us at Elite Dental & Implant Center, have been using it for years. While it isn’t perfect and minor adjustments will need to be made, and you may still need to spend some time at the dentist), anything that saves you money and precious time while increasing quality and comfort is a valuable point for both the patient and the dentist.