Dorchester Health Centre
We know you're busy. That's why we offer CEREC® restorations. With no temporaries needed, CEREC® is the fastest way to receive crowns, fillings and veneers. All can be done in one visit, saving you time in your busy life.
Technology today is changing our everyday lives. Many people, however, aren't aware technology is also impacting dentistry in new and exciting ways. Innovations in dental instruments are requiring less time in the dental chair, causing less discomfort and reaching very satisfying results. One instrument, called CEREC®, allows dentists to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural-coloured ceramic fillings, saving patients' time and inconvenience.
What is Cerec®?
CEREC® is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics
Translated, it means that a dentist can economically restore damaged teeth in a single appointment using a high-quality ceramic material that matches the natural colour of other teeth.
How does the instrument work?
CEREC® uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. The dentist uses a special camera to take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a colour computer screen, where the dentist used CAD technology to design the restoration. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits. Finally, the dentist bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The whole process takes about one hour.
What does this innovation mean for an individual?
A tooth-coloured restoration means no more mercury amalgam (silver fillings) or even gold fillings discolouring smiles. An example: Ceramic Restorations. The filling is natural-looking - compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant. Dentists no longer need to create temporaries or take impressions and send them to a lab. Because of this, the traditional second visit has been eliminated. CEREC® has two decades of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective.
How can you find out if this is an option for you?
| Please call our office at 403.229.0505||We will be happy to answer any of your questions on this new technology.|
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CEREC® is a registered trademark of Sirona Dental Systems
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