Almost everybody gets a cavity at some point in their life. Unfortunately, many fillings, especially those of the past, are made from metal and can be quite unattractive to look at. They can also break down over time, causing additional decay that may weaken the tooth if they are not replaced by a dentist in Plainville, CT. This is why Dr. David Edelson uses CEREC to replace fillings and restore decayed teeth with crowns, veneers, onlays, and inlays. Since CEREC uses only ceramic materials, your teeth can be restored to their natural appearance in just a single office visit!
CEREC is a system of ceramic reconstruction that allows dentists to restore teeth by putting crowns in place, replacing defective fillings, and placing veneers in just a single appointment. What makes this system special is the fact that the restoration pieces are made from high quality ceramic materials that match the color of your tooth enamel. When compared to traditional metal fillings, ceramic restorations are not only more attractive, but often provide better structural support to the tooth. Also, this is all done in just a single dental visit.
Once Dr. Edelson has decided on the best treatment method, your tooth and the surrounding area are numbed to minimize pain and discomfort. Then, any weak or decayed portions of tooth are removed to make room for the restoration piece.
The next step in the CEREC process is to make an Optical Impression of the tooth. This is different than a normal impression in that it uses a camera, rather than a putty like material, to make the impression. This step is short and only takes a few minutes.
Finally, with the help of the CEREC machine, Dr. Edelson will create your restoration piece using 3D software to convert the digital image of your tooth into a 3-dimensional model. Once the restoration piece has been designed with a computer program, the data is sent to a milling machine within the facility. A ceramic block is then placed in the machine and your brand new restoration piece is created in just 10 to 20 minutes time. As soon as your dentist in Plainville, CT polishes and bonds it to your tooth, you are ready to go!
We can improve the function and appearance of your smile with ceramic reconstruction. To learn more about CEREC, contact Dr. Edelson and schedule your consultation today!