CEREC® One-Visit DentistryCEREC® dentist in Pittsford
Dental restorations, such as dental crowns, inlays and onlays, are a great solution to restore your teeth. Now with CEREC® technology, dental restorations can be made and placed the same day without goopy impressions, temporaries or second appointments. Dr. Howard Silver is proud to offer CEREC® technology.
The latest in single visit technology, CEREC® is a breakthrough computerized 3D technology that allows us to create custom dental crowns and restorations right in our office. By using this advanced technology, we can create customized, perfectly matched and perfectly fitted dental crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays—all during a single appointment.
So how does it work?
Exam and Preparation
Before you get started, your dentist will determine if CEREC® is right for you. Depending on how much healthy tooth structure you have remaining, it may be a simple filling or you may need a crown. After reviewing your options, the dentist will begin the process by administering anesthetic and preparing your tooth for restoration by removing decay and weakened tooth tissue.
In order to make the desired restoration, a 3D image of the tooth that needs to be restored must be created from a digital camera scan of the tooth. This 3D image will be used to create the restoration without the need to take a messy impression. This means no horrible tasting impression material for you to gag on. The computer and CEREC® 3D software then converts the digital image into a three-dimensional virtual model of the prepared tooth.
This device is used to used to create the custom restoration needed for the tooth. Based on the original color of your tooth, the dentist is able to select the correct colored ceramic block and in a few minutes, the milling device is able to create the restoration needed.
Placing the Restoration
After the restoration is made, it is ready to be tried on to ensure that you get proper fit and bite. When it is ready, the restoration is polished and bonded into place by your dentist. Therefore, no temporary restoration is needed and no return trip is necessary, saving you time and money.