Park Smiles NYC is pleased to offer CEREC, the state-of-the-art process that allows our staff to perform a variety of dental restoration procedures in a single visit. From crowns and veneers – to bonding, onlays, and inlays– a new and improved smile is much more quickly attainable than ever before with CEREC!
Benefits of CEREC to our patients
- Most procedures can be done in one visit – making them less costly and less time-consuming
- Less painful injections due to single-visit
- No need to take messy impressions
- No need to have a temporary restoration for in-between visits
- Ability to save as much natural tooth structure as possible
- Longer lasting restorations that may last over 10 years
- Restores teeth to natural beauty, function and strength
- Metal-free restorations
The CEREC Process
CEREC uses CAD-CAM technology to design and mill custom restorations
during one visit to the dentist. So how does this process work?
Exam and Preparation
Before you get started, your dentist at Park Smiles NYC will determine if CEREC is right for you. Depending on how much healthy tooth structure you have remaining, it may be a simple filling or you may need a crown. After reviewing your options, we will begin the process by administering a local anesthetic and preparing your tooth for restoration by removing decay and weakened tooth tissue.
In order to make the desired restoration, a 3-dimensional image of the tooth that needs to be restored must be created from a digital camera scan of the tooth. This three-dimensional image will be used to create the restoration without the need to take a messy impression. This means no horrible tasting impression material for you to gag on. The computer and CEREC 3D software then converts the digital image into a three-dimensional virtual model of the prepared tooth.
This device is used to create the custom restoration needed for the tooth. Based on the original color of your tooth, your Park Smiles NYC dentist is able to select the correct colored ceramic block and in a few minutes, the milling device is able to create the restoration needed.
Placing the Restoration
After the restoration is made, it is ready to be tried on to ensure that you get proper fit and bite. When it is ready, the restoration is polished and bonded into place. Therefore, no temporary restoration is needed and no return trip is necessary, saving you time and money