Improving the appearance or functionality of your smile often begins with porcelain dental restorations. However, these restorations used to require the help of a dental laboratory and several weeks of wait times while they were created. Luckily, CEREC technology can eliminate the need for a dental laboratory and produce a porcelain restoration right in your dentist’s office in a single visit. Learn more about CEREC technology with your dentists at Worthington Advanced Dentistry in Fairfield, CT.
What can CEREC do for me?
CEREC can save you time, money, and effort. This state-of-the-art system allows your dentist to create your dental restorations in-office rather than outsourcing the process to a dental laboratory. The laboratory step requires about two weeks and is often associated with laboratory fees. CEREC cuts this step out completely, eliminating the need for a second appointment. CEREC uses high-quality ceramics and can create dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and veneers.
CEREC Restorations in Fairfield, CT
The dental restoration process usually begins with numbing the mouth around the area of the tooth in question. Your dentist then prepares the tooth to receive the restoration by removing parts of enamel to make room for the restoration and ensure a snug fit. Your doctor takes a 3D impression of your mouth, which transfers into a computer program. Your dentist uses the model as a basis for the design of your restoration. After designing the restoration using a CAD/CAM system, your dentist sends the design to the CEREC machine which carves the restoration from a block of ceramic. Your dentist customizes your restoration exactly to the specifications of your tooth ensuring a natural appearance and a restoration which will last a long time with the proper care.
For more information on CEREC technology, please contact Dr. Joseph Worthington and Dr. Brijesh Chandwani at Worthington Advanced Dentistry in Fairfield, CT. Call (203) 256-8073 to schedule your consultation for CEREC porcelain dental restorations today!