Experiencing chipped, damaged, or missing teeth? If so, your smile may be affected by this and you may be interested in learning more about ways to get this issue resolved. Fortunately, your dentist in Layfeyette, CA can assist you in this area. All you need to do is set up an appointment to get started! There are several options available to restore your teeth and smile to the best state possible, including CEREC!
What Is CEREC?
Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic, also known as CEREC, is a method of creating dental restorations, in house, at your dental office, instead of at an off-site manufacturing place. These restorations can be used to repair damage to your tooth (or teeth) caused by various reasons, including decay or injury. Some dental offices use specialized, state-of-the-art computers and equipment that allows them to design and create customized restorations. This equipment can include:
- CAD: computer-aided design
- CAM: computer-aided manufacturing
Tooth impressions are made with the use of computer software and then passed to a unit that manufactures the ceramic restoration. With CEREC, several dental restoration tools can be constructed, including:
- Inlays and onlays
- Fixed bridges
- Dental implants
CEREC technology offers a great alternative to the typical restoration process that includes messy impressions, uncomfortable temporaries, and the possibility of a patient receiving a flawed or ill-fitted restoration piece, which can affect the way a patient eats, drinks, or talks, and can add increased tooth sensitivity. When choosing CEREC as a restorative tooth option, your next appointment can be swift and fast, and you can walk out of the office with a brand-new customized smile!
Our CEREC Procedures:
Dr Andrew Ferrier and the talented team at East Bay Health Smiles in Layfeyette, CA understand the important role a healthy and beautiful smile plays in your overall look and health and offer care in a compassionate way while always considering your concerns. This is why Dr Ferrier can skillfully design and mill a perfectly fitted restoration that is customized just for you in just one office visit. Dr Ferrier has several hours of hands-on training in CEREC advanced technology to ensure maximum patient satisfaction with extensive skill in executing successful, same day restorations. Dr Ferrier implements CEREC technology in just three easy steps:
- Your tooth is scanned during your visit and uploaded to the CEREC software, producing a precise 3D image of your tooth (or teeth). The software then develops new crown options based on this virtual image.
- A skillful analysis of the image is done and the most accurate restoration for your tooth are carefully designed.
- Grinding and milling are done on the design in-house to produce a ceramic crown based on your personalized 3D image, and your own customize restorative dental piece is created and ready to be placed in your mouth.
CEREC technology is a great option to get the smile you deserve!
Looking To Get A CEREC Procedure?
There is no reason to keep dealing with chipped or damaged teeth. Call our doctor, Dr. Andrew Ferrier, DDS, in our office in Lafayette, CA today to schedule a consultation and get back on the track to a beautiful new smile!
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