Whispering Pines Dental is proud to offer their patients the state-of-the-art CEREC restoration services. CEREC is a superior method of creating precisely designed, color-matched and durable ceramic restorations.
This convenient restoration method allows patients to make a single trip to the dentist rather than have to incur multiple visits. CEREC delivers the results our patients need from simple fillings to full crowns or veneers in one simple visit. Now you don’t have to deal with any long waits with temporaries and multiple dentist visits.
Here is how the CEREC system works:
Digital impression: After examining the tooth and determining the course of treatment, we will prepare your tooth for restoration. The preparation is similar to the traditional treatment methods. Once your tooth is prepared, it will be coated with a safe, tasteless powder. Rather than use the traditional tray impression where you have to wait for the material in the tray to dry, the CEREC system uses a state-of-the-art digital 3D camera to create an optical impression of your tooth. It’s that simple and easy!
Computer-aided design (CAD): Top of the line CAD software then allows us to design your restoration with unbelievable accuracy and detail. With this software, we can specifically customize your restoration to exactly suit your dental needs.
Mill and place: Once your restoration is designed, the imaging is then sent to our on-site milling machine and your restoration is created out of an e.Max block (a leucite reinforced ceramic material). After a short wait, your custom restoration will be ready for try-in.
Porcelain Furnace: After the try-in, your restoration is coated using a glazing compound and it is placed into the glazing furnace. This firing causes the particles inside the glaze and the e.Max crown to crystalize, creating crowns that are twice as strong as typical CERECs. We find this step in the crown process to be invaluable, providing you an extremely strong restoration that will stand the test of time.
The most important aspect of this procedure is our patients’ comfort and convenience. With the CEREC system, you can now have an otherwise lengthy procedure taken care of quickly and efficiently and get you back on track with your day to day schedule.
Please call our office with any questions or to set up an appointment today! Call 440-282-2023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve an appointment.