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Sometimes our smiles require a little help from dental restorations. These important tooth-enhancing options can rebuild or replace a tooth to restore its functionality and create an appealing look. However, designing and creating traditional restorations takes a dental laboratory several weeks. Luckily, CEREC technology allows your dentist to skip this laboratory step, creating your restoration in a matter of hours rather than weeks. Learn more about CEREC dental restorations with Dr. David Wadas in Portage, MI.
What is CEREC?
CEREC is a state-of-the-art system which allows your dentist to skip the laboratory step of creating a dental restoration and create porcelain crowns, bridges and veneers right inside their office in a fraction of the time. CEREC’s system involves a specialized wand which takes a 3D model of the mouth, a CAD computer program to design the restoration and a machine which carves your custom-designed restoration from a block of ceramic. By combining these powerful tools, you will receive a quality, effective and functional dental restoration in a single dental appointment.
How does CEREC hold up to traditional restorations?
CEREC uses only the highest quality materials, meaning your restoration will last many years with the proper care. By eliminating the laboratory step, you also eliminate the overhead costs of the laboratory and its fees, meaning you will save money in addition to time. Traditional restorations created in a dental laboratory require about two weeks for taking an impression of your mouth and placing the final restoration. This requires a second dental appointment, which could mean an additional day off of work or school. Whereas CEREC requires only one appointment.
CEREC Dental Restorations in Portage, MI
Your dentist begins your dental restoration with scanning your mouth to create a 3D model. Then, using the computer’s CAD software, your dentist will use the model to design your restoration. After completing the design, Dr. Wadas will send it to CEREC’s carving machine, which will create your actual restoration. After some finishing touches and color-matching, your restoration is ready.
For more information, please contact Dr. Wadas in Portage, MI. Call (269) 323-1802 to schedule your appointment today!