CEREC – Single Visit Crowns
Using the most advanced computer technology, CEREC enables crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, bridges and implant restorations to be created in a single dental visit. There is no need for impressions or temporary crowns. The restoration is natural looking because it’s made of tooth-colored ceramic material. It’s metal-free – no silver fillings. The ceramic material is compatible with mouth tissue and is high-grade, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant. The new tooth will match existing teeth in fit, color and shade.
The Benefits of CEREC:
- Eliminates the need for tooth impression molds traditionally needed to manufacture dental crowns.
- Less time spent in the chair. Only one office visit is required to complete the procedure.
- Crowns are created in the office using high quality ceramic that does not contain mercury or toxic metals.
- The technology is precise and accurate. Crowns are custom-designed for a perfect, natural tooth-colored fit.
- CEREC crowns are permanently bonded (never temporary), and may last for more than 10 years.
- An instant CEREC crown reduces the risk of discomfort and bacteria leakage into the site, which is common in temporary dental cap use.
- More of your natural tooth enamel is preserved because the CEREC crown is chemically bonded to the tooth.
A digital x-ray enhances images of teeth and soft tissue. The high-resolution pictures can be sent to a computer and shared with the patient. This enables the dentist to see potential problems such as teeth below the gum line and bone loss. A digital x-ray emits 80 percent less radiation than a standard x-ray.
The size of a large pen, the intraoral camera takes digital images of the entire mouth. The patient and dentist can view the images on a computer screen and detect potential problems that may avoid invasive procedures in the future.
This type of digital x-ray takes a 3-dimensional picture of the mouth that includes upper and lower teeth and parts of the jaw, and sinuses. This single image creates a clear picture that allows the dentist to see any issues that cannot be seen on a digital x-ray. It also aids in detecting a child’s tooth development and complications with wisdom teeth that are under the gum line. The image can be manipulated to a 360-degree angle.