Restore Damaged Teeth in a Single Visit with CEREC in Scottsdale
No one enjoys taking time out of their busy schedule to visit the dentist. Dr. Wiitala offers CEREC in Scottsdale to help his patients take care of their damaged tooth in one visit with natural-colored ceramic fillings, saving time and inconvenience.
What is CEREC?
CEREC is a technologically advanced method to restore broken, decayed or cracked teeth in a single dentist visit. Using a high-quality all ceramic material, this tooth restoration technology can restore the appearance, beauty, and strength of your teeth. During your appointment, the CEREC device creates computer generated fillings, inlays/onlays or crowns specifically for you.
How does the instrument work?
CEREC technology uses a special camera to take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screenWith the help of a highly trained dentist, the computer uses of CAD/CAM technology to design a beautiful ceramic tooth replacement. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits. Once the CEREC device completes the restoration, the dentist bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The entire process happens in one single appointment and is usually completed in less than 2 hours.
Why is it better than other restoration options?
CEREC restorations have several benefits over tradition restoration options:
- CEREC restorations are stronger than any other product available.
- A tooth-colored restoration means no more silver fillings discoloring smiles.
- Dentists no longer need to take impressions and send them to a lab.
- There is no second appointment, which means no second round of anesthetic or temporaries.
- You no longer need to wear or gag on a temporary for several weeks.
CEREC has over a decade of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. This research has proven the restorations are precise, safe and effective.
Who is a good candidate?
What is the process for CEREC?
Your dentist will start by taking images of the teeth to be restored. From those images, a computer generated model is made of your teeth. Using this model, a dentist can design a correct fitting ceramic restoration specifically for your mouth. Using that design, which usually takes just a few minutes, and CAD/CAM technology, your dentist will produce a final product. Once the product has taken shape it is then put into a porcelain oven to enhance the products beauty. This is all done in 1 appointment usually less than two hours.
Who long do these crowns last?
CEREC crowns last many years, it is important to use proper at-home hygiene and care, just like your normal teeth. Keeping on a regular cleaning schedule with your dentist is important for CEREC restorations and your overall health.
How can I best maintain my new teeth?
Remember there is no substitute for brushing and flossing, making this part of your daily routine is important for the longevity of your new CEREC.