CEREC has not only changed how dentists think about the way they approach dental care—it’s also changed the way that many patients feel about it. CEREC technology has made it possible for a patient to visit the dentist and leave the same day with a complete tooth restoration. Here is what you need to know about CEREC:
What is CEREC technology?
CEREC is an innovative type of dental software that enables dentists to prepare, create, and place entire ceramic tooth restorations for patients within the same visit. In addition to crowns and veneers, CEREC can be used to provide a material for fillings.
What are the benefits of CEREC technology?
Using CEREC has many significant advantages for patients. Since it allows for restorations to be done in one visit, it makes the treatment process speedier and more convenient. You won’t have to wait months for your implant post to heal—you can start using your replacement tooth right away. The procedure provides for strong, long-lasting tooth restorations that closely mimic the appearance of natural teeth.
How does the CEREC procedure work?
When you’re treated at your dentist’s office using CEREC, your dentist will begin by taking a three-dimensional image of your teeth using a special scanner. Then, he or she will use the CEREC software to design a special restoration that is precisely fitted to your teeth. After that, your dentist will create the tooth restoration right in the office. Then, your new permanent crown will be attached.
If you want to feel proud of your smile again, University Associates in Dentistry can help. Our experienced cosmetic dentists, Dr. Martin Marcus and Dr. Lauren Zalay, can provide you with the innovative treatments and capable care you need. UAD’s dental team has more than a quarter-century of experience helping our patients in Chicago. If you’d like to arrange a consultation, contact us today at (312) 704-5511.