Updated: Dec 3, 2018
Did you ever wonder why restorative dentistry such as crowns and veneers take so long or requires so many appointments?
Traditionally, these procedure have to be performed in two steps. On the first visit the teeth are prepared and impressions are taken. These impressions are then sent to a dental lab who create the teeth so they can be fitted on the second visit.
Some would say this is a slow process and in today’s advancing world the 3-4 weeks between visits does seem a long time. But that has all changed now…..
You’ll be pleased to learn about CEREC, or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, also known as CEramic REstoration. This high-tech approach now allows us to get you finished with your treatment in a single dental visit at our practice, Belmore Dental Implant Clinic in Enniskillen Co. Fermanagh. This is what you should know about the CEREC treatment process.
You get digital impressions with CEREC.
CEREC is a type of computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) dentistry. Your Dentist Dr Sinead McEnhill or Dr Joe McEnhill along with our team will prepare your tooth and then take a digital image using a specialised intra-oral scanner and computer software. Next, the onlay, crown, or other restorative device will be manufactured by our on-site milling machine. Because the process is digitalized, it is comfortable, accurate and finished in little more than 30 minutes.
Treatment only takes a single visit.
Nobody likes going to the dentist multiple times for a single problem. One of the most inconvenient parts about getting a crown is needing two appointments. During the first visit, you not only need to have an impression taken, which many will agree is a very unpleasant experience. You will also need to have a temporary crown put on the tooth and hope that it lasts, without much discomfort, until the final crown is created and fitted. With CEREC, the digital impression is used to quickly produce your final crown on-site. That means we can apply your crown and you’ll be ready to go. You don’t need to return for a second appointment in a few weeks.
CEREC materials are made of porcelain or ceramics.
Some crowns, bridges, and fillings are made of metal. While lead-free metals can be safe, silver and gold-colored objects in your mouth aren’t attractive. CEREC crowns and bridges are made of ceramic, and fillings are porcelain. They are closer to the natural color of your teeth. In addition, porcelain fillings can be more durable than composite ones.
CEREC lets you avoid multiple trips to the dentist, and it can also give better results.
Ask our dentists Sinead or Joe McEnhill about CEREC to find out whether it is an option for you. For more information visit our website http://www.belmoredental.co.uk/cerec-1-visit-smiles or call our reception team on 02866 329222. You can also book online at the following link https://soe2olb.3pointdata.com/v1/view/organization/299/index.html#/perspectives/3?workflow=A_F1C7JC2H6SD32P278ST7EYBP9H1PWNV8A18KTF8 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .