CEREC® is the most advanced CAD/CAM technology available on the market. What does that mean for your dental care experience? CEREC® stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. In other words, beautiful customized dental restorations can be completed right beside your dental chair!
With the special CAD/CAM technology, all we need to do is take a digital picture of your teeth. Next, the image is converted into a special 3-D virtual model. Your custom filling, crown or other restoration is then milled and flawlessly fabricated at your chairside before it is placed on your tooth for completion. Thanks to our CEREC® technology, all these steps can be completed in the same office visit!
While this revolutionary “one-visit dentistry” technology is backed by nearly 30 years of use, not every dentist has invested in this state-of-the-art method of providing dental crowns. When it comes to repairing a damaged, diseased or decayed tooth with a custom crown, CEREC® technology improves patient experience in several ways.
In the past, patients had to endure cold, gooey impressions in order for the dentist to get an accurate replica of their teeth and measure for the dental crown. This experience was unpleasant and easily triggered a gag reflex in many patients. With CEREC®, however, this step is eliminated. A quick and easy digital picture is taken instead. No messy and uncomfortable materials are needed!
Again, previous methods of getting a dental crown required at least two office visits and several days of wearing a temporary crown. CEREC® streamlines the process into one easy visit. Patients now only save time by getting their crown in a single day, but there is less chance for extra hassle and discomfort from wearing a temporary model of your restoration until your permanent one is ready.
A satisfied patient is one that is happy with their experience as well as their results. Since CEREC® crowns rely on the highly-sophisticated imaging and measurements of a digital system, there is much less chance for error and much greater chances for accuracy. When crowns are measured, fabricated and placed with precision, patients are pleased with the results because they feel and look most natural.
Looking for a CEREC® dentist in Marietta? Call Gilreath Dental Associates. For the sake of our patients, we proudly invest in the latest and most cutting-edge dental equipment available.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV,