The Chairside Economical Restoration using Esthetic Ceramic, also known as CEREC, is a highly advanced method of fabricating dental restorations. As opposed to the conventional method, CEREC uses a computer-guided method of making restoration, producing restorations with higher accuracy and less time in fabricating them.
How Does CEREC Change the Conventional Procedures?
- The conventional method of fabricating restorations has many drawbacks, which are addressed by CEREC. Here are some of the advantages offered by this state-of-the-art system:
- The technology behind CEREC is highly advanced. From scanning the teeth at the start of the process until the bonding of the fabricated restorations to the teeth, a computer-guided system makes the procedure more precise with little to no room for error.
- Many kinds of restorations can be fabricated using CEREC, such as crowns, veneers, bridges, inlays, onlays, etc.
- In the conventional method, the dentist would ask you to bite into a gooey substance to take an impression of your tooth. With CEREC, this process is replaced with a digital scan, which is far more convenient, accurate, simple, and doesn’t require you to bite into a putty-like substance.
- CEREC allows us to provide our patients with same-day restorations. The procedure of fabricating the restorations can be done in just a few minutes. After this, they can be bonded to the teeth using suitable adhesives.
- The restorations obtained using CEREC show excellent strength, durability, accuracy, and fit. They often last for many years without any hassle owing to their excellent quality.
How Is the Procedure Carried Out at Troy Ha, DDS?
When you visit us at our Long Beach, CA office for a consultation, our team will screen your mouth and determine the severity of your condition. We will use the data obtained to assess your eligibility for the restorations. Once confirmed, we will prepare your teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel to accommodate the restoration.
A hand-held scanning device is used to digitally create an image of the teeth, and the obtained data will be displayed on a chairside screen. The images displayed on the screen can be viewed in multiple angles and zoomed in/out as required to observe the teeth better. The same data will be input into a CAD/CAM machine which will mill out the restoration with precision in a few minutes.
We will then retrieve the restoration and check if it suitably fits. In case any changes in contour are required, we will make them before bonding the restoration to your tooth. As always, we will take a bite test to ensure your natural bite isn’t disrupted. The restoration will then be polished to enhance its aesthetics.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with our team of dental experts at our Long Beach, CA office to get all your oral concerns addressed at the earliest. Please call us at (562) 432-9883 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll be happy to help.