When you are having trouble with your teeth, one of the worst parts of the experience can be making multiple trips to the dentist instead of getting everything done in one trip. CEREC allows you to save time and get better results by taking advantage of advanced technology to restore your teeth with a crown, inlay or onlay.
What is CEREC?
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 inlays, onlays, crowns and bridges.
How can CEREC help you?
One of the biggest advantages of CEREC is its convenience. If you need a crown, inlay, or onlay, you can get your teeth restored during a single trip to Folan Family Dental. Traditionally, these procedures normally require two or more trips to the dentist.
Previously, at the first visit, the dentist cleaned the tooth, made a mold, and placed a temporary restoration onto the tooth. The mold was sent to the lab and in a couple of weeks, after the permanent restoration was ready, you needed to return to the office so that the dentist could remove the temporary crown and place the permanent one.
The CEREC process lets you receive your permanent restoration right here in our office in Adams Village, so you do not have to live for weeks with a temporary fix and schedule another appointment. In addition, our team uses digital impressions to make a mold for the crown. This is more comfortable and accurate than traditional impressions.
Another benefit of CEREC is that it uses a single block of solid ceramic materials instead of pressed ceramic and metal. CEREC restorations are able to withstand moderate chewing so yours will last for years. The lifespan of a CEREC restoration is longer than similar work with traditional methods. In addition, the color of CEREC ceramic is closer to the color of your natural teeth, which will make your restoration virtually unnoticeable.
For more information about CEREC single-visit restorations, contact Folan Family Dental.