No Temporary. No Messy Impressions. One Easy Appointment.
CEREC is an advanced dental technology that is utilized for the restoration of decayed, cracked, or chipped teeth. CEREC can create full crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers. The CEREC machine crafts a restoration in a matter of minutes. CEREC restorations are made of compressed porcelain. The most beneficial feature of receiving a CEREC restoration is that it is accomplished in one visit. In addition to the benefit of a one visit restoration, there is no uncomfortable impression material to bite on or temporary to wear.
The procedure for placement of a CEREC restoration is very simple. The first step is to remove all decay from the tooth. The doctor will then shape the tooth in preparation to take a digital picture. The tooth is then sprayed with a very fine powder. This allows the digital camera to take an acceptable image. Once this image is captured, the tooth will appear on a computer screen in 3D. This will allow the doctor to design the restoration right in front of you. Once the design is completed, the CEREC will mill the restoration. This step takes approximately 15 minutes. You can actually watch this process if you would like. When the restoration is finished milling, the doctor will place the restoration. The entire process should take just over an hour.
ADVANTAGES WITH CEREC
1) No unpleasant impression material
Hate those goopy-droopy impressions with those uncomfortable trays? Say goodbye to biting on impression material for several minutes, having a full mouth and jaw ache. Baytown Dental Center now has a highly-sophisticated 3D camera that can capture your full mouth in seconds and then transfer this to the computer.
2) No bothersome temporary crowns
Temporary crowns are exactly what the name suggests: temporary. With CEREC the final crown is inserted directly without any temporary compromises needed.
3) No followup appointment
CEREC enables us to insert esthetic ceramic crowns in a single session.
4) Longterm stability
More than just a theory: With CEREC you can rely on quality that has been proven millions of times over in the practice. Furthermore, thanks to your new dental crown/veneer made by CEREC, your smile will be just as lovely many years later as it is directly after receiving the prosthesis.
We are not fooling our selves, of course there are better things than having a new crown inserted. But we can do something to make it as quick and pleasant as possible. Are you interested?
Ask us about getting your esthetic ceramic crown in a single visit!