CEREC® technology allows Dr. Holeman to provide exceptional chairside, high-quality, beautiful all white restorations completed in just one visit. CERE has revolutionized dental procedures. Traditionally, if crowns, onlays, inlays or dental veneers were required to restore damaged teeth, multiple procedures and a great deal of waiting time in-between appointments was inevitable. CEREC® creates beautiful all white, long-lasting ceramic restorations within minutes in the dental office. This means your treatments may be completed in just a single visit.
CEREC® is comprised of several computer-assisted design (CAD) tools and a precise laser milling machine that customizes your individual restoration based on a precise digital impression. CEREC® can benefit almost anyone needing a ceramic restoration. Same day crowns eliminate the need for a temporary and patients have expressed that they have less sensitivity. Sirona CEREC is a proven dental technology and the most widely used in the world. Dedicated to implementing the latest practices that benefits his patients, Dr. Holeman is an experienced CEREC doctor and the first doctor in Cody, Wyoming to be incorporating CEREC as part of his practice.
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How can CEREC® benefit me?
CEREC® can benefit almost anyone needing a ceramic restoration.
Here are some other advantages associated with CEREC®:
What is the CEREC® system comprised of?
No need for a temporary crown.
High-quality, long-lasting all-white beautiful restoration.
Fewer dental visits.
More natural tooth structure is preserved.
Fewer dental visits.
Less injections and discomfort.
Long lasting restorations.
The CEREC® System is sometimes called a CAD-CAM system. CAD-CAM means Computer Assisted Design and Computer Assisted Milling. The CEREC® system has three major components:
Acquisition device: This device is home to a high-quality camera and a medical grade computer. The function of this unit is to photograph the prepared tooth. Three-dimensional images are created of the tooth on the screen, which the dentist uses to design the perfect ceramic restoration.
Three-dimensional CAD software: This software allows the dentist to examine the tooth from every angle. It is the closest possible thing to holding the tooth in the hands and rotating it.
Milling device: This unit actually manufactures the custom restoration from the specifications entered into the computer. A ceramic block that best resembles the existing tooth color is chosen and placed into the unit. Within minutes, the milling device produces the restoration the dentist designed.
What does a CEREC® restoration procedure involve?
The first step in the procedure is to prepare the tooth. The dentist removes all tooth decay and creates a divergent occlusal axial wall, to make the opening of the tooth wider than the base. Next, an impression is made using a covering of titanium dust. This dust allows the camera to take a highly detailed picture of the tooth. Images are formulated with the CEREC® camera. CEREC® optical imaging utilizes an infrared wavelength.
The image is transposed onto the computer screen. It is here that the dentist is able to view the tooth from every angle and design the final restoration. When the design is complete, it is transmitted to the milling unit. The dentist chooses a block of ceramic that matches the color of the teeth. This ensures that the restoration will be almost invisible.
Within 15 minutes, the full crown, onlay, overlay, or veneer is complete. The restoration is made of compressed, rather than laboratory-layered, porcelain. This enhances strength and durability.
Before affixing the restoration to the tooth, the dentist will place it dry to ensure it fits perfectly. It is then polished and affixed to the tooth with dental cement. The procedure is now complete and all without the need for a second visit! The quality of the results is the same as the laboratory-generated restoration, but a great deal of time and money has been saved.
If you have questions or concerns about CEREC®, please ask us during your next visit.