Learn how CEREC Enhances Cosmetic Dentistry in Walnut Creek CA
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Same Day Crowns and Onlays You can now get crowns in just one visit! We can build a custom-fit, long lasting, natural colored crown in less than an hour.
No repeat visits, no unsightly temporary crowns…
Today’s technology is impacting cosmetic dentistry in many ways. One of these breakthrough innovations is called CEREC. It allows to restore damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic fillings in one visit, saving you time and inconvenience.
Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics or CEREC uses CAD/CAM technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. We use 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 we uses CAD (Computer Aided Design) technology to design the restoration. Then CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) takes over and automatically creates the restoration while you wait. Finally, we bond the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The whole process takes only about one hour!
What does this mean for you?
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. There is no need for temporary crowns or take impressions and send them to a lab. CEREC has over a decade of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective.