CEREC is the short term for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEramic REConstruction. CEREC uses CAD/CAM (computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing) technology to take impressions quickly and generate a precisely fitted filling so you can leave sooner.
BENEFITS OF CEREC:
Digital Dental Impressions
Many people can’t tolerate pink impression putty because it triggers their gag reflex. Fortunately, our dentist uses a slim hand-held device to take pictures of your teeth and gums. Not only are digital dental impressions less invasive than trays filled with goop, but they’re more accurate. The scanner takes precise digital impressions so we can create a same day crown that fits perfectly over your tooth.
In the past, patients had to wait weeks for an off-site lab to create dental crowns. Fortunately, Dr. Piotrowski is always looking for ways to improve your experience as a patient, which is why he started using CEREC to streamline the dental crown procedure. A CEREC crown can be made in one appointment so you can leave our office smiling with confidence.
After our dentist takes impressions of your teeth, he’ll start designing your dental crown right in front of your eyes using CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and manufacturing) software. Once our dentist is satisfied with the look and fit of your CEREC crown, he’ll send it to the milling machine in our office.
The milling machine will sculpt your new tooth crown from a block of ceramic or other tooth-colored materials. Since we’re able to create same day crowns right in our office, you’ll never to have deal with the hassle of a temporary crown ever again.
NO TEMPORARY CROWNS
Since a temporary crown must eventually be removed, your dentist wouldn’t have been able to use a strong adhesive. As a result, you may have experienced a temporary crown falling out or not fitting perfectly when you bit together. Our same day dentist understands that temporary crowns are a hassle for patients, which is why he uses CEREC. Since your crown is created and placed in one appointment, you can avoid the discomfort of a temporary crown.
LOOKS AND FEELS NATURAL
A CEREC crown is durable enough to last for years to come. This means that you can smile with confidence knowing that your tooth restoration looks and feels natural. It has always been our goal to help patients feel comfortable with their smiles, which is why we provide same day dental crowns.
A CEREC same day crown looks just as natural as those crowns created in labs. Once our dentist retrieves your crown from the milling machine, he’ll check the color, shade, and fit before bonding it to your tooth. Since the digital dental impressions are highly precise, we often make little to no alterations.
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