At Dental Health Center, we use CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) technology to create and place ceramic restorations, such as crowns, veneers, inlays, and onlays, in a single dental visit. CEREC allows our dentists to create high-quality, custom-made restorations using computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology.
CEREC restorations are designed to be minimally invasive. They require less removal of healthy tooth structure compared to traditional restorations, preserving more of the natural tooth.
The Procedure for CEREC One-Visit Restorations
Instead of using traditional putty-like impression materials, CEREC utilizes a digital impression system. A handheld intraoral scanner captures precise digital impressions of the teeth, eliminating the need for messy impression materials.
The digital impressions are used to create a 3D virtual model of the teeth and surrounding structures that can be displayed on a computer screen. The dentist designs the restoration using specialized CAD software, customizing its shape, size, and fit to match the patient's specific needs.
After the restoration is designed, the CAD software sends the digital information to a milling machine in the dental office. The milling machine uses diamond burs to carve the restoration from a block of ceramic material, such as porcelain, in a process known as CAM.
The milling machine crafts the restoration with high precision based on the dentist's design. The ceramic material used in CEREC restorations closely matches the color and translucency of natural teeth, resulting in aesthetically pleasing results.
Once the restoration is milled, the dentist makes any necessary adjustments, such as fine-tuning the shape and checking the fit. The restoration is then bonded directly to the tooth using dental adhesive or cement. The dentist ensures proper alignment and occlusion before finalizing the restoration.
The Benefits of CEREC One-Visit RestorationsTime Efficiency
CEREC eliminates the need for multiple dental visits typically required for traditional restorations. With CEREC, the entire process, from digital impressions to placement, can often be completed within a single dental appointment. This saves patients time and reduces the inconvenience of multiple visits.Convenience
CEREC restorations are created and placed in one visit, unlike traditional restorations that require additional appointments as well as the placement of temporary restorations. With CEREC restorations, patients can walk out of our office with a completely restored smile on the same day.
CEREC restorations are digitally designed and milled with high accuracy, ensuring a precise fit and optimal function. The computerized process eliminates human error often associated with manual fabrication.
CEREC restorations are made from ceramic materials that closely mimic the appearance of natural teeth, providing excellent aesthetic results. Our dentist in Rexburg, ID can customize the shade and shape of the restoration to match the patient's natural teeth.No Need for Temporary Restorations
Because the restoration is designed and milled on the same day, there's no need for temporary crowns or fillings. This reduces the risk of potential complications and discomfort associated with temporary restorations.
CEREC one-visit restorations have revolutionized restorative dentistry, offering patients a convenient and efficient solution for dental repairs and cosmetic enhancements. Visit Dental Health Center at 56 Professional Plaza, Rexburg, ID 83440, or call (208) 356-9262 to learn more.