Restoring your tired smile is easy with the help of your dentist. However, in some cases, porcelain dental restorations like dental crowns or bridges take several weeks and two or more dental appointments to complete. However, with CEREC, or chairside economical restoration or esthetic ceramics, you could restore your smile in a single dental visit with no long wait times or other inconveniences. Find out more about CEREC with Dr. Mario Maritato at Maritato Dental in Kenosha, WI.
What can CEREC do for me?
CEREC helps your dentist create porcelain dental restorations right in their office. These restorations include dental crowns and bridges, and other porcelain restorations. Choosing a dentist who is CEREC-certified and provides this valuable dental tool can save you time and money and provide you with high quality, natural-looking dental restorations which will last many years to come.
The Benefits of CEREC
While CEREC does require a wait time of about an hour, this is a fraction of the time that a dental laboratory would need to design and create a porcelain dental restoration. A laboratory usually has a turn around time of about two weeks and a clay impression of your mouth. This means that you would need to see your dentist twice, once before the process begins and once after the restoration is complete. This also eliminates the need for patients to wear a temporary restoration between their appointments. Additionally, CEREC uses high-quality materials that create durable and effective restorations.
CEREC Dental Restorations in Kenosha, WI
A CEREC machine has three main parts: a computer program, a special wand for taking a 3D impression of the mouth, and the actual CEREC machine itself which carves your restoration. Your dentist will use the wand to send a 3D model of your mouth to the computer program, where it provides a basis for the design of your restoration. From there, your dentist will tweak the design and choose the correct color porcelain to match your teeth. Then, your dentist will send the design to the CEREC machine, where the restoration is cut out of a block of ceramic. After some final touches, your dentist places your restoration permanently onto the tooth.
For more information on CEREC in the Kenosha, WI area, please contact Dr. Mario Maritato at Maritato Dental. Call (262) 657-0504 to schedule your appointment for a CEREC dental restoration with Dr. Maritato today!