|Technology today is changing our everyday lives.|
|Many people, however, aren't aware that technology also is impacting dentisry in new and exciting ways. Cutting-edge innovations in dental instruments are requiring less time in the dental chair, causing less discomfort and creating very satisfying results. One break through instrument, called CEREC 3D, allows dentists to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural colored ceramic fillings, saving patients time and inconvenience.|
| What is CEREC 3D?
CEREC 3D is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Translated, it means that a dentist can economically restore damaged teeth in a single appointment using a high-quality ceramic material that matches the natural color of teeth.
|How does the instrument work?
Cerec 3D 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. Them 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 mean for the patient?
A tooth-colored restoration means no more silver fillings discoloring a smile. 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 visits has been eliminated.
|CEREC 3D has over a decade of clinical research and documentatioon to support the technology. The restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective.|
Call today and setup a time to talk with
Dr. Rob Fischer to see if this is an option for your restorations.