Tooth deterioration does not happen in a day. Rather, a gap-filled smile is usually the result of years of decay spurned on by gum disease or other degenerative processes. If you have experienced such deterioration in your mouth, then you may also believe that recovering your smile will likewise take a great amount of time. However, advances made in dental science have significantly truncated the smile restoration process. By how much, you ask? Imagine walking away with a brand new permanent set of dental crowns or bridges in a single visit.
How Does CEREC® Work?
CEREC® Same Day Restorative Dentistry can actually provide you with a restored smile in a single day. This is possible through the process of ceramic reconstruction. CEREC® (which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) takes the advanced technology principles of computer-aided design and manufacturing and puts them to use in the dental office. Here is how the process works:
- Using 3D mapping technology, a photograph is taken of the treatment area, after which mapping software designs the ceramic restoration based upon the features of the surrounding support structures.
- That design is then transferred to a milling machine which uses diamond-head cutters controlled by the computer program to carve your new crowns out of a small ceramic block. Current CEREC® technology can create a new restoration in as little as 4 minutes.
- Your dentist then secures your dental crowns to your existing teeth using a bonding resin.
The result of this procedure is secure, natural-looking crowns that allow you to once again show a healthy smile to the world. The lack of preparatory lab work combined with not having to wait for dental impressions to set is what allows this treatment to be concluded in a single session.
Yes, it is possible to reclaim a bright, beautiful smile in only a day. Such a benefit is what awaits you if you qualify for CEREC® Same Day Restorative Dentistry. We here at Art of Dentistry want to help you experience this procedure. To discuss your potential candidacy for CEREC® same day crowns in San Diego, CA, schedule a consultation appointment with us today.