CEREC 3D, the latest dental technology, is now possible due to the combination of 3D technology with the CAD-CAM engineering. The 3-dimensional color imaging and X-rays is the future of dentistry and has made this technology accurate. This efficient technological form of cosmetic dentistry is now available at Chagger Dental.
Ask anyone who has had traditional tooth crowns about their crowns and I am sure that they will tell you about the loosening of ill-fitting temporary crowns, teeth shifting between appointments and being forced to wait for 2 weeks for a permanent crown. The good news is that there is a good alternative to having tooth crowns.
CEREC 3D is now regarded as the best alternative to having dental crowns. Because it can be completed in a single visit, it is at times known as Same Day Porcelain Crowns, One Hour Crowns, the One Visit Smile or Instant Crowns. The CEREC system saves time as it can be done with speed, is convenient for patients, and is precise. This technology enables dentists to do high-quality designing and sculpting of porcelain dental restorations.
This ground-breaking technology allows for smile makeovers that historically took multiple visits and the work of an outside laboratory to be completed in one visit within a few hours! After your teeth have been examined, a course of treatment has been established and any decayed or infected matter has been removed, it is time for the CEREC to shine. Once the tooth has been prepped (decayed matter removed), your dental care professional gently coats the tooth with a gel. A CEREC wand is then used to take a digital scan of the tooth. Once the scan is complete, the CEREC system creates a digital 3D image of the tooth/piece that needs to be replaced. The digital model is then sent to an inhouse milling unit. A piece of ceramic materials matching the colour of your natural teeth is selected and the milling unit then carves out the missing piece or tooth from the ceramic block. This process results in dental crowns, bridges, implants or porcelain veneers made to order within our offices! The piece is then bonded to your existing tooth using dental cement or an alternative dental bonding agent. It is then shined and buffed to match the sheen of your natural teeth. Within hours, your teeth can be restored to their natural glory!
Unlike the method used in the past to create tooth crowns, CEREC 3D system utilizes 3D digital images rather than wax impressions to make a tooth crown. One of the good things about these digital images is that they are more detailed than a wax mold, giving a more natural tooth appearance. This makes a CEREC crown fit better than one that is designed at a dental lab.
Since CEREC can sculpt new tooth crowns or missing teeth parts (inlay onlay) from a porcelain block within a few minutes, it is possible to prepare, photograph and restore in a single visit hence making it convenient and time-saving. Even though a computer sculpts the tooth crown, the dentist has full control over every aspect of the design of the tooth restoration.
- There are all porcelain restorations
- Fits better than lab created tooth crowns
- More attractive than composite and metal crowns
- No dripping messy impressions
- Beautiful enamel-like material which feels and looks like natural teeth
- No temporary crown
- Conservative restoration which retains a natural tooth structure
- It is metal-free
- No second visit
Apart from the fact that they can be ready in one visit to the dentist, CEREC tooth crowns help keep your teeth and mouth healthy for a long period of time and are metal free. Since they are porcelain, they just look like natural tooth enamel and are as hardy as natural teeth.
These features make them feel and look like real teeth and it can be difficult for a person to tell that you have false teeth. CEREC tooth crowns and dental restorations are ideal for repairing a newly damaged tooth or for replacing old metal crowns and fillings.
And since CEREC crowns, inlays and onlays are made from porcelain, they can last for a longer period of time than white composite fillings. This coupled with the fact that they do not damage teeth like fillings and crowns make CEREC technology an economical restorations worth considering.
CEREC allows for dental caps or crowns, dental veneers, inlays, onlays, bridges, and dental implants to be created right in the office! Next time you visit our dental practice, be sure to meet the team, visit our photo gallery, and ask a professional about our latest cadcam system.