Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) dentistry is accomplished by using a medical-grade computer and a CEREC camera. This specialized dental restoration tool is used to create a 3D model of prepared teeth. From the 3D model, the restoration can then be designed on screen, allowing for the reconditioning of decayed teeth, assistance in the placement of dental crowns, the removal of defective amalgam dental fillings or placement of porcelain dental veneers.
Primescan for high performance scanning
The beauty of CEREC restoration
Unlike unsightly silver dental fillings, CEREC fillings are restorations are made of tooth-colored ceramic (porcelain), so they look natural. A CEREC procedure requires less time, less drilling and fewer injections. Each procedure can be completed in one appointment. It’s simply beautiful.
Typical CEREC procedure
Exam and preparation – A typical procedure starts with an examination of your teeth. We will then decide on the preparation method so that we can begin preparing your teeth by removing tooth decay.
Optical impression – Once your teeth are prepared, we’ll take an optical impression (picture) of the affected area.
Restoration creation – A CEREC machine will then be used to design and create your dental filling, dental crown or dental veneer. In about 8-18 minutes, your dental filling or dental crown will be complete and ready to be bonded into place.
Our office provides both digital intra oral X-rays (in mouth) and digital panoramic X-rays (outside mouth) that are both necessary to give a thorough evaluation of your dental health. A benefit of using digital X-rays is that they are instant. You no longer have to sit in the chair waiting for film to be developed by harmful chemicals.
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We treat you like family. Request an appointment today and let the team at Paul Bozzo Dentistry take care of your dental needs