Get Same-Day Crowns and Veneers with CEREC
Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or “CEREC,” is a state-of-the-art, cosmetic dental system that produces natural-looking, ceramic restorative dental crowns or veneers in just one visit. By using CAD, or a three-dimensional computer-assisted design software, and a CAM, or a computer-assisted milling device, custom-made dental crowns are created in-house within minutes.
Before this new technology was invented, patients who needed dental crowns would have to schedule numerous dental visits. The crowns were designed in an off-site lab using a plaster-molded impression of the patient’s mouth, which usually required several fittings prior to the crown being permanently bonded.
Out of the 200,000 dentists in the United States, only 7.5 percent own an advanced CEREC system. Leading cosmetic dentist Dr. Derek B. Hauser, DDS, has been using this technology for 10 years, transforming the smiles of patients throughout Riverside County. If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry, Contact Lakefront Family Dentistry at (951) 244-9495 or Make an Appointment Online Today!
Five CEREC Crowns on Upper Teeth and Full Mouth Teeth Whitening
Benefits of Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics
Patients prefer the CAD/CAM system to create their dental restorations because:
- The three-dimensional imaging eliminates messy, sticky tooth-impression molds.
- Patients have less chair time.
- Only one visit is required to complete the restoration.
- The ceramic used to create the crowns do not contain toxic metals or mercury.
- The CAD/CAM system is accurate and precise.
- The crowns are not temporary; they are permanently bonded.
- The life expectancy is 10 years or longer.
- The material contracts just like a natural tooth would, which reduces the risk of cracking.
Differences Between CAD/CAM Crowns and Traditional Porcelain Crowns
Generally, to attach a traditional crown, the dentist will take a mold of the patient’s mouth in order to make an imprint that is then used to form a stable and permanent crown. After taking the impression, the dentist will prepare the tooth for crown placement. The patient will wear a temporary cap while a laboratory develops a new porcelain crown.
The patient will return within two weeks for the new, permanent crown to be attached. But with this revolutionary system, Dr. Hauser and his talented staff remove uncomfortable, foul-tasting impressions from the equation, and multiple dentist visits are no longer necessary.
A medical-grade computer and a high-quality camera are necessary to take three-dimensional pictures of the teeth, which helps the dentist create an accurate impression. From the images captured by the CAD software, a CAM creates the permanent crown. With the help of this advanced milling device, the dentist shapes and attaches the crown, all in one visit.
With the ability to create same-day restorations, Dr. Hauser minimizes patient discomfort and the possible risk of infection that is linked with the use of temporary caps.
Let Dr. Hauser Decide if CAD/CAM Restoration Right for You
To decide whether or not CAD/CAM restorations are an option for you, Dr. Hauser will perform an in-depth inspection of your teeth and mouth before talking with you one-on-one about the best options available to meet your goals.
Patients who receive CAD/CAM crowns may want to:
- Repair and protect cracked, broken or damaged teeth
- Keep a dental bridge in position
- Protect a dental implant
- Cover and protect a tooth subsequent to a root canal
- Recover a beautiful smile by replacing misshapen and discolored teeth
Visit Lakefront Family Dentistry Today
At Lakefront Family Dentistry, a friendly, experienced team of professionals will happily greet you at the door. Each staff member is dedicated to serving all of your family’s dental needs. Dr. Hauser makes sure to take the time to meet with each of his patients one-on-one to ensure that they are receiving the best care possible according to their specific needs.
Patients visit Dr. Hauser for CAD/CAM restorations while enjoying the convenience of a less invasive procedure and a same-day service that most dentists cannot offer. Backed by three registered dental hygienists and more than 20 years of experience, our patients know the superior level of care that Dr. Hauser brings to the table.
Our team looks forward to meeting new patients who want a beautiful, new smile and excellent oral health. To find out how cosmetic dentistry and CEREC can help you, Contact Lakefront Family Dentistry at (951) 244-9495 or Make an Appointment Online Today!