With our CEREC machine in Hockessin, Delaware, our dentist can create your new dental crown or other restoration while you wait. You do not need to worry about keeping a temporary crown safe for a week or more while your permanent one is made in a lab. In a single visit with Dr. Kaz you can start enjoying the smile you want and need right away. Call 302-235-7645 to speak with a member of our team and schedule your appointment
What is CEREC?
CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, is a revolutionary dental technology that enables our dentist to design, fabricate and place dental restorations in a single appointment. Developed by Sirona Dental Systems, CEREC utilizes computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology to create precise and customized dental restorations, such as crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays and bridges, all within office.
When is CEREC Technology Used?
CEREC technology is commonly used in various dental procedures where patients require restorative dental work. It is particularly beneficial for individuals who need dental crowns, veneers or other restorations due to issues such as decayed, damaged or discolored teeth. Additionally, CEREC can be utilized for replacing old dental fillings or addressing minor dental misalignments.
The CEREC Restoration Process
The CEREC restoration process begins with our dentist and team preparing the tooth by removing any decay or damaged areas. Once the tooth is prepared, a digital impression of the tooth is taken using an intraoral scanner. This digital impression is then used by the CEREC software to design a custom restoration that fits your tooth precisely.
After the restoration design is finalized, the CEREC milling unit fabricates the restoration from a solid block of ceramic material. This milling process typically takes around 10-20 minutes. Once the restoration is milled, our dentist will check the fit and color match before bonding it permanently to the tooth using dental cement. The entire process can usually be completed in a single dental appointment, saving you time and reducing the need for multiple visits.
Benefits of CEREC Same-Day Dentistry
CEREC same-day dentistry offers numerous benefits for both patients and dentists. One of the primary advantages is the convenience it provides, as patients can receive their dental restorations in just one visit, eliminating the need for temporary restorations and multiple appointments. Additionally, CEREC restorations are highly precise and custom-made to match your natural teeth, resulting in improved aesthetics and functionality. Furthermore, because the restorations are milled from ceramic material, they are durable and biocompatible, promoting long-term oral health.
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