Dentistry has evolved significantly over the last couple of decades for the better. Dental procedures have become more convenient and involve lesser chair time, allowing the patients to get the treatment completed in a very short time span. One such technology is CEREC - Chairside Economical Restoration using Esthetic Ceramic. It is the modern-day method of fabricating dental restorations like crowns, veneers, bridges, and other ceramic restorations.
When you visit our dental practice to get a crown done, we will thoroughly examine your condition and determine your candidacy for crowns. When it comes to the conventional method of fabricating crowns, the dentist would ask you to bite into a gooey mass to take an impression of the tooth. This mold would be used as a reference for fabricating the crown in a dental laboratory using ceramic material. The process would usually take a couple of weeks, during which the patient would have to use a temporary crown to protect the prepared tooth surface.
But, all of this inconvenience is avoided with CEREC. With CEREC, the dentist will use a digital hand-held scanning tool to scan and create a digital impression of the teeth. This would be highly accurate and helps the dentist get a better idea of your oral condition. The images rendered by the scans will be projected on a chairside computer screen, which can be viewed from multiple angles and in high definition. This data will be sent to a computer-aided milling machine, which precisely carves out the restoration from a block of dental-grade ceramic. The crown would offer a perfect fit and aesthetics.
Please get in touch with us through online consultation or by calling us at (205) 875-4650, and we’ll guide you further.
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