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CEREC uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument to take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where CAD technology is used to design the restoration. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient is still in the dental chair. Then the new restoration is bonded to the tooth. The whole process usually takes approximately one hour.
For the patient, this means that we no longer need to create temporaries or take impressions and send them off to the lab, therefore eliminating a second follow-up visit to complete your procedure. The restoration is strong, natural‑looking, compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti‑abrasive and plaque resistant.
Cerec can be used for crowns, veneers and inlays.
Digital x-rays allow the doctor to get a much better view of your teeth and potential dental conditions. The digital imaging software allows the doctor to see a number of different views of the tooth to gain a better understanding of the proper course of management.
Reduced exposure to radiation
Less waiting time
Involved in co-diagnosis
Better understanding of treatment
Intraoral cameras are an excellent means of allowing the patient to view potential dental conditions in their own mouth. It is much easier to understand what is happening in your mouth if you can see the problem on a computer monitor. This digital image can be utilized to provide information to insurances and other doctors if necessary.
There are basically two types of handpieces, air-driven and electric. Electric handpieces are much stronger than air-driven due to the fact that a motor is spinning the bur as opposed to air. This allows the doctor to remove decay at a faster pace. This will cut down on the time it takes to complete a procedure.
Have you been told that you have gum disease? There is now a FDA approved LASER that we can use to treat gum disease without the cutting and stitching involved with traditional gum surgery!
The LANAP procedure is not only scalpel-free and suture-free, but also it is more effective in treating the bacteria that caused periodontitis and it assists in new bone growth. In addition, most patients are able to return to their regular routines the next day.
With Periolase Laser Periodontal Therapy, a tiny beam of laser energy is used to treat your moderate to severe gum disease. The laser light gently removes harmful bacteria and diseased tissue from the gum pocket. Laser Periodontal Therapy is faster—less expensive—and less invasive than surgery. Since there is no incision and no stitches, you can quickly return to your natural routine. Plus, your body heals naturally so that the gum pockets improve and your teeth become more stable.
Rotary Endodontics, or root canal, is a method in which the doctor utilizes an electric handpiece to perform the procedure. The electric handpiece allows the doctor to clean and shape the canals faster than using hand files and because it s electric, there is no drill noise. This makes the whole treatment experience much more pleasant.