CEREC - Single Appointment Dentistry
CEREC technology is a tool used by our dentists to scan your teeth and convert the scan into a digital picture so that it becomes a 3D virtual model. The doctors can then use this model to design your dental restoration that same day. Whether it be an inlay, onlay, crown, cosmetic veneer or bridge, we are able to conservatively restore your damaged tooth or teeth. Our Nice Teeth Dental lab is located right in our office so that we can fabricate and shape the tooth chairside while you wait.
The state of the art CEREC system was developed in 1985 at the University of Zurich in Switzerland by a dentist, Dr. Werner H. Mormann, and an electrical engineer, Dr. Markus Brandistini. Today, the CEREC software is still the world's only chair side dental CAD/CAM restorative system.
CEREC technology is an advanced restorative system that saves you time while allowing us to restore decayed teeth, place crowns, remove defective amalgam fillings or place cosmetic veneers in just one appointment. Traditionally, crowns, veneers and bridges are sent out to a lab and patients have to come back 1-2 weeks later to try in their restoration. During this wait time, patients have a temporary placed until the permanent restoration comes back from an outside lab. But with CEREC, we are able to make, try in and fit the restoration while working with you to match the tooth to the color and shape of your smile. Your teeth can now be precisely restored back to its natural beauty, function and strength.