CEREC - Same Day Crowns
We are excited to offer state-of-the-art dental technology with our new CEREC unit. CEREC is chairside technology which allows us to digitally scan your teeth with no impression material! Once your teeth are scanned we can digitally design your crowns, veneers, inlays or onlays and then mill them in office the same day. This advanced technology allows us to complete your restoration in a single visit rather than returning to the office for a final delivery.
What is CEREC?
CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Translated, it means that a dentist can economically restore damaged teeth in a single appointment using a high-quality ceramic material that matches the natural color of other teeth.
How does the instrument work?
CEREC uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. The dentist uses a special camera to take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where the dentist uses CAD technology to design the restoration. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits. Finally, the dentist bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The whole process takes about one hour.
What does this innovation mean for a patient?
A tooth-colored restoration means no more silver fillings discoloring smiles. The filling is natural-looking, compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant. Dentists no longer need to create temporaries or take impressions and send them to a lab. Because of this, the traditional second visit has been eliminated. The CEREC has over a decade of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective.
How can I find out if this is an option for me?
Call Limberakis Family Dentistry and we will be happy to answer your questions on this new technology.
Do you want a beautiful smile but are limited on time?
Limerakis Familly Dentistry in Abington, PA offers same day crowns.
Call our dental office at (215) 886-8866 to learn more!