A New Smile in Only ONE VISIT
Single Appointment Dental Care
Most dental restorative methods require more than one visit to the dentist. This means that on the first visit, you get an injection of anesthesia, your tooth prepared, an impression taken, and a temporary restoration put on your tooth. You make a second appointment for a couple of weeks later, get another injection, have the temporary pried off (if it hasn't fallen off already), and have a permanent restoration pt on. Why go to the dentist a second time when you don't have to? With CEREC, the procedure is done in a single appointment, start to finish.
Technology today is changing our everyday lives. Many people, however, are not 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 CEREC, allows dentists to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic fillings, saving patients time and inconvenience.
What is CEREC?
CEREC® by Sirona Dental Systems is the world's first system for the fabrication of all ceramic denatal restorations in one office visit. CEREC® is an acronym for Chariside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic. With CEREC® at our side you can be in and out of our office in a single visit with your beautiful porcelain inlays, onlays, crowns, or veneers.
The proven technology behind CEREC
CEREC® has celebrated its 25th year in 2010 and more than twelve million restorations have been placed world wide. With the newer and stronger materials and bonding cements, CAD/CAM porcelain restorations are going to be the way of the future in dentistry.
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. 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. The CEREC has over a decade of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective.
Benefits of CEREC
- Only one appointment is required
- No impressions, no temporaries, no metal
- Natual looking porcelain matches the tooth enamel.
- Over 25 years of CEREC® technolgy and materials in use.
- Retain more healthy tooth structure
For more information on CEREC treatment, call our Turlock, CA office at (209) 667-2216