The Benefits of a CEREC Crown Procedure
With the advent of modern technology, our entire world has progressed at an amazingly rapid pace, and the field of cosmetic dentistry has followed suit. One of these transitions includes the introduction of CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, into many modern dental practices. This technology enables a CEREC dentist to repair teeth that have been chipped, damaged or otherwise impaired much more swiftly than in the past, especially with CEREC crowns and veneers.
CEREC Incorporates the Latest Technology
CEREC involves the use of a 3D camera, a computer and a device that is referred to as a miller. The 3D camera takes pictures of the targeted tooth or teeth, the dentist assesses those images and then a computer produces a blueprint or a list of specifications to construct the CEREC crown, veneer or bridge. Dr. Derek B. Hauser, DDS, is a CEREC dentist with more than 20 years of experience in cosmetic dentistry enjoys transforming patients’ smiles by making a custom CEREC crown. Call (951) 244-9495 or Make an Appointment Online Today!
CEREC technology reduces the amount of time the patient spends in the office as well as the time for developing the crown, bridge or veneer. Unlike traditional crowns, the entire CEREC procedure can be completed in one appointment rather than in one or two weeks.
CEREC Technology is the Product with Decades of Research
CEREC equipment is sold through Sirona Dental Systems, which is based in Germany. It was developed by a researcher at the University of Zurich in 1980, and the first CEREC patient was treated in 1985. CEREC was initially licensed in 1986 and became available to cosmetic dentists that same year.
Throughout its existence, the technology continuously has been upgraded to enhance its performance. It is estimated by the Wall Street Journal digital dentistry article that less than 10% of American dentists employ CEREC in their practices. More than 5 million CEREC treatments have transpired across the globe.
CEREC Crowns Revolutionize Cosmetic Dentistry
Back in the days before CEREC, at least two office appointments were required to complete a crown procedure. During the first visit, the tooth or teeth were slightly pared down, and then an impression was sent to a lab, which then designed the crown. While the patient waited for the crown to return to the dental office, he or she wore a dental cap that was not permanently affixed to the tooth. It was made of rather flimsy plastic, and it potentially allowed bacteria to enter the pared area. On the second visit, the crown was attached.
Benefits of CEREC Procedures
- CEREC crowns are produced in one appointment, which reduces time commitment.
- Because permanent crowns are attached on the first visit, there is no risk of bacterial infection due to dental caps.
- CEREC crowns are not composed of metal, so they look much more natural than traditional material.
- CEREC technology also can be used to create fillings that are much stronger than traditional materials.
- The bond created between the crown and tooth is much stronger and lasts for many, many years.
CEREC can Help People Looking to:
- Restore and protect damaged, broken or cracked teeth
- Protect dental implants
- Cover teeth after a root canal
- Protect a dental bridge
- Improve the appearance of misshapen and discolored teeth
CEREC is Superior to Traditional Procedures in Every Way
Naturally, nothing in this world is absolutely perfect, but with a talented dentist, there are absolutely no drawbacks to using CEREC instead of traditional procedures. Dr. Derek B. Hauser, DDS, of Lakefront Family Dentistry has more than 10 years of experience using CEREC, and he has treated patients with CEREC crowns, veneers and bridges. This technology is the wave of the future, and Dr. Hauser is a leading name among CEREC dentists worldwide.
Dr. Hauser truly revels in providing for all his patients’ needs, whether they are individuals or families, and he takes great pride in the number of his clients that have continued to return to his office over the years at his practice. If you need a CEREC crown, embrace today’s advanced dental technology and choose Dr. Derek B. Hauser. Call (951) 244-9495 or Make an Appointment Online Today!