CEREC delivers top quality restorations in one visit, so you can get back to your busy life!
If your tooth is in need of repair greater than the strength a filling can provide, your tooth may need a crown. In the past, having a crown made required 2 visits, two shots, a messy impression, a plastic temporary crown and 2 weeks.
Today, with the advent of CEREC, one of the most exciting technological breakthroughs in modern dentistry, we are able to generate superior quality porcelain restorations (crowns, inlays, onlays, veneers) in a single visit.
Here is what makes CEREC so special:
A CEREC restoration isn’t just convenient, it is also healthy. Years ago, dentists could only use amalgam, gold and other metals to fix decayed and damaged teeth. With CEREC, we use a strong, tooth colored ceramic material to restore your teeth to their natural strength and beauty. Also, CEREC is chemically bonded to your tooth, to save as much healthy tooth tissue as possible, while providing you with a restoration that strengthens your tooth.
Unlike porcelain-fused-to metal (PFM) crowns, CEREC is completely metal free. Although the PFM crowns mimic natural tooth appearance, the metal limits translucency and can sometimes show through as a dark line, especially through the gum line.
The CEREC Procedure
The beauty of a CEREC restoration is just that — its beauty. Unlike unsightly silver dental fillings, CEREC fillings or restorations are made of tooth-colored ceramic (porcelain) so they look natural. A CEREC procedure requires less time, less drilling and fewer injections, too. It might sound too good to be true, but if you doubt that
such good-looking restorations can be made in the dental office in just three easy steps, CEREC will put some optimism back into those doubts.
Here’s how a typical CEREC procedure goes:
* Optical Impression — An optical impression (picture) of the prepared tooth is taken.
* Restoration Creation – Dr. Truong uses the CEREC machine to design and create your tooth filling, dental crown or veneers, right in the office!