Do you have chipped, broken or stained teeth? Want to do something about it, but dread the thought of the multiple visits to the dentist involved with getting dental crowns, veneers or other tooth restorations? Well, the good news is that there is a new dental technology called CEREC, which offers a modern alternative to standard dental procedures.
CEREC dentists can restore damaged teeth in a single appointment, providing a relaxing and stress-free treatment option for patients and dentists alike.
In traditional dental restorations where crowns, onlays, inlays or dental veneers are required, you can expect multiple procedures and wait times in-between each restoration procedure. Essentially, in traditional treatment, dentists must first send patients home with a temporary restoration and then fit and treat them at follow-up appointments. This is because traditional restoration treatments require dentists to take manual measurements, do fittings, design the restoration, and finally insert the restoration through manual dental work.
How can CEREC dentists restore your teeth within a single visit? When doing a restoration, CEREC dentists first use a 3D camera to take images of the tooth or teeth in need of repair. Then they will input the images into a software program to design the restoration. At this stage, dentists can use the cutting edge technology of CEREC to show their patients a virtual 3D model of their mouths, allowing patients to gain a visual understanding of what the restoration procedure will entail.
Once CEREC dentists have designed a custom restoration using CEREC software, they can immediately mill veneers, crowns and other ceramic restorations onsite in their offices using the CEREC in-house milling unit. The ceramic material used in CEREC restorations is made from high-quality, biocompatible, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant ceramic material, and can be matched to the natural colour of a patient’s teeth instantly. To finish the restoration process, CEREC dentists will insert, bond and polish the dental work, leaving their patients with a ceramic restoration that fits perfectly, in a fraction of the time it would take for conventional restoration work.
This modern dental technology allows dentists to complete restorations within a couple of hours, and leaves patients with high-quality and long lasting restorations, and of course a beautiful smile! If you have dental work that needs to be done, it is time to find a listing of CEREC dentists in your area and experience for yourself this new era in restoration dentistry!