Techniques in cosmetic dentistry have considerably developed and improved over the decades.
To create brighter and more beautiful smiles these days, porcelain veneers can be bond to the surface of the teeth’s misshapen, broken, and discolored part. Today’s porcelain can mimic the refinement of natural enamel. Thus, this enables complete control of the final outcome. Additionally, the process involves mouth scanning using a highly-precise specialized camera. This device is capable of creating a virtual 3D image of the mouth using a computer.
Different design tools are necessary to come up with a virtual porcelain restoration. The teeth that require crowns or veneers are selected on the screen. Then, a porcelain block will be grinded to fit the teeth of the patient to make porcelain restorations within just a few minutes. Afterward, the porcelain restorations will be placed in a porcelain oven, identical to polishing pottery. This creates an attractive, authentic-looking porcelain restoration.
After this process, they will be instantly bound to the existing teeth. In so doing, a patient can have a full smile makeover within just a few hours.
Indeed, there are no transitory restorations if you have veneers that are made in the laboratory. This implies that you would need makeshift veneers during the wait for your new teeth.
In fact, these may lead to some problems. But with CEREC restorations, there is no need for this.
What is CEREC System?
This technology is a form of dental practice where a patient can visit the dentist and have their new false tooth designed and fitted in a matter of few hours in one dental clinic visit.
CEREC is revolutionary. It allows the dentist to fabricate, design, and fit a new veneer, crown, inlay, or onlay in one dental clinic visit.
The CEREC System Can Treat:
- Worn teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Damaged teeth
- Severely discolored teeth
- Spaces between teeth
The Benefits of CEREC:
There are numerous benefits to having treatment with this technology over traditional and laboratory-made restorations:
- Only a single set of local anesthetic injections are necessary since the whole procedure lasts just an hour. Furthermore, the patient only needs to have one lot of injections.
- Treatment only takes one hour. Thus, this is convenient for many.
- The dentist is in full control of the final outcome primarily because the veneer or crown can be made by the dentist themselves. So, clearly, the dentist has complete control over how this will fit and appear like. However, a crown that is fabricated in the laboratory is under the control of the dental technician who has not even met the dental patient.