Are you too busy for two dental visits?

Many people, however, aren't aware that technology also is impacting dentistry in new and exciting ways.
Cutting-edge innovations in dental instruments are requiring less time in the dental chair, causing less discomfort and creating satisfying results. One breakthrough instrument, called CERECĀ®, allows dentists to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic fillings, saving patients time and inconvenience.

What is CEREC?

CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CERamic REConstruction. Translated, it means that a dentist can economically restore damaged teeth in a single appointment using a high-quality ceramic material that matches the natural color of other teeth.

How does the instrument work?

CEREC uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. The dentist uses a special camera to take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where the dentist uses CAD technology to design the restoration. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits. Finally, the dentist bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The whole process takes about one hour.

What does this innovation mean for a patient?

A tooth-colored restoration means, no more silver fillings discoloring smiles. The filling is natural-looking, compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant. The finished restorations have excellent abrasion properties similar to those of natural tooth enamel. The fine structure ensures that antagonist teeth are not exposed to harmful "sandpaper" effects. Dentists no longer need to create temporaries or take impressions and send them to a lab. Because of this, the traditional second visit has been eliminated.

CEREC has three decades of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective.

What are some of the benefits of CEREC restorations? It is engineered to be just like a tooth It is biocompatible, long lasting and doesn't stain It protects and preserve remaining natural tooth structure from breaking It looks and feels like a natural tooth

How can I find out if this is an option for me?

Call our clinic. We will be happy to answer your questions on this new technology.