Most dentists rely on outside laboratories to produce crowns, inlays, and onlays for their patients' restorations. The result is that many procedures require multiple trips to the dentist and that means more time out of your busy schedule. With Embassy Dental we take pride in offering the latest technology in dental care and saving our patients time. All of our offices are now equipped with CEREC, a revolutionary advancement in dental technology that provides the best and most efficient dental care for our patients.
Why CEREC technology is best for you:
- Only one appointment necessary
- No messy impressions
- No temporaries
- No unsightly metal
- Beautiful, extremely durable, tooth-colored restorations
- Clinically proven biocompatibility
- Conservative procedure – more healthy tooth structure retained
What is CEREC?
CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Translated, it means that a dentist can economically restore damaged teeth in a single appointment using a high-quality ceramic material that matches the natural color of other teeth.
How does the instrument work?
CEREC uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer, and milling machine in one instrument. The dentist uses 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 the dentist uses CAD technology to design the restoration. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits. Finally, the dentist bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The whole process takes about one hour.
What does this innovation mean for a patient?
A tooth-colored restoration means no more silver fillings discoloring smiles. The filling is natural-looking, compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti-abrasive, and plaque-resistant. Dentists no longer need to create temporaries or take impressions and send them to a lab. Because of this, the traditional second visit has been eliminated. CEREC has two decades of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective.
How can I find out if this is an option for me?
It's easy, simply contact the office nearest you. We will be happy to discuss your options and answer your questions on this new technology.