What are CEREC Crowns?
Technology today is changing our everyday lives. Many people, however, aren't aware that technology has impacted dentistry in new and exciting ways. Leading-edge innovations in dental instruments are requiring less time in the dental chair, causing less discomfort and creating satisfying results. One breakthrough instrument, called CEREC, allows dentists to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic fillings, saving patients time and inconvenience.
We are pleased to offer our patients CEREC restoration services - protecting and preserving your own tooth's structural integrity, this is a superior method of creating precisely designed, color matched and highly durable ceramic restorations right in the comfort of our Office...all within a single appointment!
CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. 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 is eliminated. The CEREC technology has over twenty years of clinical research and documentation behind it. The restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective.
How can I find out if this is an option for me?
Call our Office! We can answer questions about this technology and even offer you a courtesy appointment to discuss possibilities with Dr. Lantzy!
Interested in Learning more about CEREC?
Call our Newtown Bucks County, PA Office at (215) 860-5901 today!