Crowns Dental Dental Emergencies

You are not the only one to believe that dental procedures take multiple visits to complete. While 1 in 4 adults have some kind of untreated dental issue in the USA, only 62% of the population managed a dental visit throughout the year 2020. Fortunately, technology has found a way to make it all work just in one visit. The CEREC or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics technology in dentistry has revolutionized how dental restorations are performed, infusing efficiency with precision to offer patients same-day dental solutions. 

Traditionally, procedures like crowns, veneers, inlays, and onlays required multiple appointments spanning weeks, as dental impressions needed to be sent off to a lab to manufacture the restorative piece. However, CEREC bypasses this lengthy process using CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) technology, allowing dentists to design, fabricate, and fit new crowns, veneers, and other restorations in a single visit.

How is CEREC performed?

The process involves digitally scanning the patient’s mouth, creating a 3D model of the teeth, and then using this model to design the restoration with precise fit and aesthetics. This digital design is sent to an in-office milling machine, which carves the restoration out of a ceramic block, ready to be fitted, all within a couple of hours. This not only saves time but also reduces the discomfort and inconvenience associated with traditional dental restorations, making it a preferred choice for many patients. Now that you know about this latest digital technology, let’s roll through why CEREC is better than traditional restorations. 

Benefits of CEREC Over Traditional Restorations

Time Efficiency and Convenience:

One of the most compelling advantages of CEREC is the ability to complete dental restorations in a single appointment, eliminating the need for multiple visits to the dentist. This saves patients’ time and reduces the inconvenience of wearing temporary restorations, which can often be less comfortable and less durable than the final product​​​​​​.

Precision and Customization:

CEREC employs digital scanning to create a precise 3D model of the patient’s tooth, significantly enhancing the accuracy of the restoration. This digital approach ensures a perfect fit and better aesthetics and eliminates the discomfort associated with traditional dental putty impressions​​​​.

Durability and Material Quality:

Restorations made with CEREC technology are carved out from a solid ceramic block, known for its durability and strength. These materials are not only biocompatible, closely mimicking the natural properties of tooth enamel, but also offer excellent aesthetics due to their translucency and color match to natural teeth​​.

Enhanced Comfort and Reduced Risk of Complications:

The preciseness of CEREC restorations contributes to a better fit, which is crucial for the comfort of the patient and the longevity of the restoration. A well-fitted crown or veneer reduces the risk of complications such as decay under restoration or issues with bite alignment​​.

Aesthetic Outcomes:

CEREC restorations are made from high-quality ceramic materials and provide a more natural appearance than traditional restoration materials. These ceramic restorations can be matched closely to the color of the patient’s natural teeth, ensuring that the restorations are virtually indistinguishable from the natural tooth structure​​​​.

No Need for Temporary Restorations:

Traditional restorative procedures often require the patient to wear temporary restorations while waiting for the permanent ones to be manufactured in a dental lab. These temporary solutions can be uncomfortable and less functional. CEREC’s same-day process eliminates this step, immediately providing patients with permanent restoration​​.

Minimized Discomfort:

The digital scanning process with CEREC is quick and comfortable, eliminating the need for traditional impression materials that can cause gagging or discomfort. This aspect of CEREC makes the dental restoration process much more pleasant for patients.

Visit Dentist Place for CEREC

Integrating CEREC technology at dental practices like The Dentist Place represents a commitment to leveraging state-of-the-art technology to enhance patient care. Such advancements not only streamline dental procedures but also significantly improve the patient experience, offering them a blend of convenience, comfort, and superior aesthetic results. For more information on how we can offer help with your dental problems or to get the CEREC same-day dental restoration, book an appointment with us today

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