Fast, Convenient, and Precise Same Day Crowns
At Dental Partners of Vero Beach, we understand our patients are busy and don’t have time for multiple visits to the dental office. This is why we are proud to offer CEREC same day porcelain crowns.
What Is CEREC?
Even though technology is changing our everyday lives, Dental Partners of Vero Beach has been utilizing CEREC technology for over fifteen years. Cutting-edge innovations in dental instruments are requiring less time in the dental chair, causing less discomfort and creating satisfying results. This breakthrough technology allows dentists to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic fillings and crowns, saving patients time and inconvenience.
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 color computer screen, where the dentist uses CAD technology to design the restoration. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient relaxes. Finally, the dentist bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The crown is milled in minutes and glazed in our oven in 12 minutes!
What does this innovation mean for a patient?
A tooth-colored restoration means no more silver fillings discoloring smiles. 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.