CEREC – One-Visit Restorations
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This amazing system uses CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) technology to create your dental restorations while you wait.
Traditionally, when a patient needs a crown, they visit the dentist for an impression and go home with a temporary restoration. This can be uncomfortable and unstable. It can take up to a couple of weeks to get your permanent crown! The great news is that when you visit River District Smiles Dentistry for a crown, you don’t have to wait!
When you come into our office for a CEREC crown restoration, we will scan your tooth with the special CEREC device, which takes a digital impression. That image is then used to make a computerized design of your crown or other restoration. Next, the digital design is sent to our CEREC milling machine, where a custom crown will be milled from a solid block of high-quality restorative material. Your restoration will then be polished for a natural look and comfortable feel, and bonded in your mouth – all in just one appointment! You can leave with a beautifully restored smile.
Dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a special type of X-ray equipment that we use when regular X-rays are not sufficient. This state-of-the-art technology produces three-dimensional images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in just a single scan. Cone Beam CT is often used for treatment planning for orthodontics, surgical planning for impacted teeth, diagnosing TMJ, planning for proper placement of implants, and more.