If you need dental veneers, dental crowns, or a dental bridge but don’t want to wait two weeks to receive your restoration from the dental lab, CEREC is the solution for you. You can say goodbye to wearing an unattractive and uncomfortable temporary bridge or crown that’s likely to fail. Dr. James B. Polley can design and construct your restoration the same day as your appointment. Using this advanced CAD/CAM technology, we can create your restoration while you sit back and relax in our dental office.
If you’re in need of a beautiful cosmetic restoration and would like to learn more about how CEREC can help you, please call (702) 873-0324 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Polley.
When are Dental Crowns Right For You?
Not every dental problem is suitable for immediate restorations using the CEREC. It is most ideal for patients who only need one or two dental restorations to create a dental crown, dental bridge, inlay, onlay, or dental veneer. In most cases, we use CEREC for all dental crowns and bridgework.
What is CEREC?
CEREC is a chairside restoration CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) system. In other words, it’s a machine that uses a computer software in combination with a milling unit to design and create restorations in our dental office.
To use the this technology for your restorations, Dr. Polley will first prepare your tooth or teeth for your restoration. He then uses a digital laser scanner to take a 3D picture of your tooth to use as an impression. This means you don’t have to take an uncomfortable plaster impression.
Dr. Polley then uploads the 3D picture of your tooth to the computer where he will design your restoration. He custom-crafts the restoration so it fits your tooth perfectly in regards to size and color. Dr. Polley will show you a block of colors to help you choose a color that best suits your smile that usually blends in with surrounding teeth.
Once your design is complete, it’s sent to the computer-controlled milling machine which contains the correct colored block of ceramic material. The machine then follows Dr. Polley’s precise design to create your new restoration. The machine creates your computer-aided in anywhere from four to 20 minutes. Once it’s ready, Dr. Polley will check the fit and then bond it to your tooth.
Advantages of A Same-Day Restoration
CEREC dental restorations like CEREC dental crowns offer many benefits like:
- Same-day placement and treatment
- No temporary restorations that feel uncomfortable, look unattractive and lack stability
- Plaster-free impressions
- Perfect color matching
- Long-lasting impressions
- Designed by Dr. Polley – no miscommunication happens
These advantages of CEREC restorations demonstrate why it’s the perfect treatment option. Why wouldn’t you want a CEREC restoration?