CEREC technology has transformed the way dental practices perform routine dentistry treatments and procedures. With CEREC, creating dental restorations like crowns and bridges can be done in-office while a patient waits. This means that patients can get their final restorations often the same day as their procedure and ensure that they are a proper fit and look natural. Choosing a dental practice that features CEREC technology can significantly improve your overall dental experience. Below are four of the ways CEREC can improve dental appointments:
4 Unique Benefits of CEREC
1.) Same-Day Fabrication
With CEREC, your restorations can be created in just one day. You no longer need to wait weeks for a lab across the country to create your restoration and mail it back to the dentist. CEREC allows your doctor to create your new teeth in-office and often in under an hour! you’ll never have to leave without a permanent tooth again.
2.) Improved Fit of Restorations
Since the crown or bridge can be created in-house while you wait, the fit of the new restoration can be finely crafted to match your smile. If there is a problem with the restoration, your doctor can either finely adjust the piece or simply make a whole new one that same day. Crowns and bridges now fit comfortably and naturally in your smile with CEREC technology.
3.) Better Aesthetics in the Smile
Since the restoration is crafted in-office, the coloration of the crown or bridge can be customized to match your smile exactly. This means the new tooth or teeth won’t be an unnatural white, but instead will blend in naturally with existing teeth. Additionally, the shape can be crafted to look exactly as a natural tooth…or however you want!
4.) No Messy Impressions
With CEREC, there is no need for the goopy, messy impressions that make you gag. Utilizing handheld intraoral cameras, images of your teeth can be captured without the mess. These images are then immediately sent to the CEREC machine for milling and fabrication. Often, patients don’t have to redo their impressions either because the images are so clear and simple.
Experience the Difference of CEREC
Looking to get your new crowns and bridges quickly and easily? Reach out to your local dentist, Dr. Andrew Ferrier, DDS, in our office in Lafayette, CA to schedule your first appointment with us today!