Technology

CEREC – Single Visit Crowns

 CEREC® has revolutionized the restorative process. It was created with the patient in mind in order to make a visit to the dentist as pain-free as possible. Increased comforts and convenience to our patients include:

Most procedures can be done in one visit – less time-consuming
Less painful injections due to single-visit
No need to take messy impressions
No need to have a temporary restoration for in-between visits
Longer lasting restorations – may last over 10 years
Restores teeth to natural beauty, function and strength
Metal-free restorations

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Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic or CEREC® for short is a new state-of-the-art method of reconstructing tooth restorations. CEREC® uses computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to offer single-day crowns for patients. This new technology has revolutionized ceramic restorations such as crowns for patients so that there is no longer a wait between preparing the restoration and finally receiving the finished product. With CEREC®, the technology is used while you are sitting in the dental chair. The restorations created are metal-free and tooth colored to restore your tooth to its natural beauty, strength and function.

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The crown is designed specifically for your tooth by CAD/CAM technology and fabricated in our office. It is checked for accuracy of fit and function and then heated in an oven to increase strength and durability. The last step is bonding the crown and cleaning up excess material.

 

 

Digital X-Rays

To improve your quality of care and safely, our doctors have invested in state of the art x-ray systems that are comfortable and provide very minimal levels of radiation exposure compared to older systems

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Our doctors are conscientious and aware of patient’s concern of radiation exposure. By investing in low-dosage digital radiography, our doctors are immediately able to view high quality imagines of your teeth on our computer monitors.

Specific processing tools can be used to magnify or change contrast and capture a more diagnostic image to safely and effectively diagnose and treat problems of your teeth.

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Benefits to our patients:

  • Far less radiation exposure
  • Less time waiting in office for x-rays to develop
  • More diagnostic images for earlier detection of cavities
  • More comfortable to capture images

Digital X-rays are a diagnostic tooth that helps our doctors detect cavities and bone loss early in the disease process to provide minimally invasive treatment.

Magnification & Lighting

Our doctors use surgical telescopes called loupes and headpieces mounted with high-resolution optics to allow for better visibility and improved patient care. These tools assist our doctors in fabricating restorations that feel great to our patients and are durable over time. Loupes provide greater magnification and detail, which aids our doctors in the detection and implementation of complex and demanding procedures.