If Dr. Resek and Dr. Nader recommended that you have a dental crown placed, don’t fret. At Oakmont Family Dentists, our dentists and team utilize CEREC technology to save you time and to provide quality dental restorations, like crowns or veneers. Continue reading to learn more about CEREC.
What Is CEREC?
CEREC (Ceramic REConstruction) is a system that allows dentists to design and create high-quality dental restorations in just one appointment, without the assistance of a dental lab. The restorations are completely metal free. CEREC, which was developed by Sirona, uses 3D photography and CAD/CAM technology to aid our dentists in designing digital restorations. A milling unit is then used to create the restoration.
What Should I Expect?
When you come in for your visit, your tooth will first be shaped so there will be room for your dental restoration. After any decay has been removed and any needed enamel shaping has been performed, your tooth will be scanned and stored as a 3D digital model. This technology means that impression material will not be needed. Software is used to give Drs. Resek and Nader an approximate shape for your dental restoration, which will then be tweaked to reach the optimal design. A milling machine will then be used to carve the restoration out of a ceramic block. When your restoration is complete, our dentists will check the fit and shade and make any needed changes before bonding it in place.
What Are the Advantages of CEREC?
CEREC has many benefits. Dental restorations made with CEREC are faster and more comfortable. With CEREC technology, you can have a dental restoration placed in a single visit. This means that temporary dental crowns and veneers are not needed in our office! Because CEREC takes digital scans of the teeth, impression material, which many find unpleasant, is not necessary. Since CEREC restorations are made from ceramic, there is no dark line, as with a porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crown.
We are proud to offer high-quality restorations with the CEREC system. Please feel free to contact Oakmont Family Dentists at 412-828-3311 today to learn more about CEREC in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, and to schedule your next reservation.