Traditional restorative dentistry requires several visits and a rubbery impression in the mouth, a fragile temporary restoration, and a two-to-four week wait for the laboratory to fabricate the crown.
CEREC technology can provide you with porcelain restorations in just minutes, rather than having to wait weeks. After the tooth is prepared an optical impression is taken of the tooth. In about 15 minutes, the CEREC milling machine will sculpt your ceramic restoration from a block of porcelain, while you relax in the Dental Spa. The restoration is permanently bonded to your tooth. The end result is a ceramic restoration that looks and feels just like your natural teeth.
1. Time saving. You usually only have to visit us one time, as opposed to two trips for a traditional crown; this also reduces the number of local anesthetic injections (shots) needed.
2. No need for an impression which can be uncomfortable especially if you have a high gag reflex.
3. More conservation of tooth structure. Often a partial coverage restoration can be completed vs. a full conventional crown.
4. Stronger porcelain
5. Natural. Ability to copy what was there previously can yield restorations that are duplicates of the pre-cavity tooth.
With CEREC at your dentist's side, you can be in and out in a single visit with a permanent, all ceramic crown, onlay, or veneer! For you, this means fewer injections, less drilling, and less time out of your hectic schedule for dental care.