Embracing CEREC Technology
Currently there are many more solutions to dental problems than there was before. Currently if you visit your dentist and have a procedure done such as a root canal, you will not feel a thing thanks to the technology that has revolutionized dental care. chair side Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics(CEREC) has taken dental treatment to another level , with this technology it’s possible to have onlays, inlays, veneers and dental crowns produced.
A ceramic restoration procedures happens at the treatment chair hence this means quick restoration, effectiveness and convenience at the same time. The procedure being done at the chair side has its advantages in that the dentist gets to attend to any issue that is a direct result of the main procedure. CEREC procedures combine different technologies to come up with solutions for a patient , the technologies include visible light scanning, radiographs and CT scans , computer aided designs ,3D imaging and use of CNC milling to manufacture and printing of three dimension images .
For all the steps to take place however, a dentist needs an intraoral camera for imagery , a designing unit and finally milling unit to manufacture the restoration , this is usually a 3D printer. Since not all dentist are equipped with all the units of the CEREC procedure, a dentist can use an intraoral camera to acquire the images and transmit the 3D designs to a printing lab through a portal and from there have the restorations made. Compared to other materials like gold, CEREC technology makes it possible to have restorations with just one visit to the dentist’s office. As much as tooth restoration involves the use of a foreign material, people would prefer it to be tooth like and that’s what you get with ceramic which is more biocompatible and has tooth like properties.
Another advantage of the CEREC procedures is that one does not need a lot of follow ups meaning that their compatibility is really high. In lays manufactured and polished through the aid of a computer are more lasting compared to those made from gold, former have a lifespan of ten years. CEREC restorations have recorded a success rate ninety five percent for a period of nine years and this means earning the trust of patients who are seeking options for their dental problems.
The fact that you only need one appointment to the dentist for a CEREC procedure means you save money compared to if you made several trips with traditional crowns restorations . Unfortunately some people are allergic to some metals and this rules out the options of having metal restoration. To avoid your skull taking the full effect of cutting, drilling and grinding, the imaging that comes with CEREC technology produces accurate restoration meaning there will be less or no cutting at all