One of your favorite things to do as a child was visit the Columbus Zoo. Your young mind was fascinated with all of the wildlife, your curiosity peaked, and your imagination stimulated. As you’ve grown older, the Columbus Zoo still holds a soft spot in your heart. You now have kids of your own and you hope they get just as much out of it as you did. Unfortunately, you’ve put off actually going because you’re self-conscious about your smile. The idea of being in a crowd of people seeing your missing or broken teeth prevents you from sharing the experience you love with your children. You also do not have time for the multiple visits to the dentist it normally takes to get your teeth fixed. However, with the help of a cosmetic dentist in Powell at Wedgewood Complete Dentistry, you can fix your smile through the process of CEREC.
What Is CEREC?
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEramic REConstruction. Dentists can now use technology to create and attach a new restoration to a compromised tooth in one appointment, as opposed to multiple visits. This is possible because the entire restoration process, from taking an image of the tooth to creating a prosthetic to installing, it can be done right here in office. The tooth is scanned using a high definition camera, and then a new restoration is created using CAD/CAM technology. Afterwards, it can be installed same day with the whole process lasting about an hour.
How Can CEREC Help Me?
The advantages of CEREC over the traditional method of making and installing crowns are numerous. Firstly, the whole process can be completed in one visit, which is great for people with busy schedules. Traditionally, crowns and other restorations would require multiple visits to the dentist’s office and the assistance of a separate lab to create the restoration. The extremely high accuracy of the scanning software ensures a much higher quality image of your mouth and tooth, which ensures a better result in turn. The ceramic material used more closely resembles a natural tooth in both structure and color as opposed to amalgam or gold. These restorations can easily last up to 10 years or more with proper care. You simply need to brush and floss them like a normal tooth. The process also entails less discomfort and the need for shots and anesthetic, so the patient can have peace of mind coming in for a visit.
Less Time To A Bright Smile
CEREC represents the best of modern dentistry with its speed, accuracy, and virtually pain-free nature. If you have any concerns about missing or damaged teeth, the team at Wedgewood Complete Dentistry can see if CEREC is the best solution for you.