CEREC® Dental Service
A smile is a reflection of happiness and good health, which makes it one of our greatest assets. However, many people avoid smiling because they are concerned about the appearance and condition of their teeth. Proper dental care is critical for the preservation of your teeth’s natural strength. But, dental emergencies are common, and we want to make sure that we are equipped to treat you quickly and easily.
What is CEREC®?
CEREC® is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. The technology behind CEREC allows Austin Family Dentistry to restore damaged teeth in a single appointment. The high-quality ceramic material used matches the natural color of your teeth so you don’t have to worry about unnatural discoloration.
CEREC® Tooth Restoration Solutions
From crowns and fillings to implants and dentures, tooth restoration solutions are continuing to evolve, and so should your experience. New technology not only helps diagnose tooth damage earlier but also helps us to treat patients sooner with less invasive techniques.
Our practice offers the latest in comfortable, convenient dentistry with our CEREC® tooth restoration system. We can now complete a color-matched ceramic tooth, such as a dental filling, dental crown or veneer in a single visit. This technology uses biocompatible, tooth-colored material, so your dentition won’t be discolored by silver-colored fillings. Below is more information on this new types of tooth restoration solutions thanks to CEREC® technology. We are anxious to show you the difference dental innovation can make on one of your greatest personal assets, your smile. Schedule an appointment online or call our office today.
Why Use CEREC®?
Technology today is changing our everyday lives. 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, allowing less discomfort and creating satisfying results. One of the highest quality breakthrough instruments, called CEREC®, allows dentists to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic fillings.
How Does the CEREC® Process Work?
CEREC® uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. We use 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 we use CAD technology to design the filler. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits. Finally, the doctor bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The whole process takes about one hour.
What Does This Innovation Mean for Patients?
A tooth-colored restoration means no more silver fillings or discolored smiles. The filling is natural-looking, compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant. Austin Family Dentistry no longer needs 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.