Advanced 3D Technology to Create Dental Crowns While You Wait
In today’s world, few of us have the time to visit the dentist for multiple appointments in order to receive dental treatment. At the same time, sitting for hours in a dental chair is not ideal either. One solution to this is called CEREC, a state-of-the-art machine that can make permanent crowns, veneers or onlays for you while you are still in the chair.
With CEREC (by Sirona), We Take a 3D Digital Scan of Your Teeth and use a Robotic Milling Machine to Make your Crowns and White Fillings While You WaitCEREC stands for CEramic REConstruction, or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics; this dental restoration product enables dentists to produce indirect ceramic dental restorations with the use of a number of computer-assisted technologies, such as CAD/CAM or 3D image photography. CEREC technology enables a patient’s teeth to be restored in a single dental appointment.
Our dentists at Acorn Dental Care make use of CEREC technology to provide patients with the permanent, all-ceramic crowns, bridges, inlays & onlays and dental veneers – all in a single dental appointment!
The CEREC procedure at Acorn Dental will be carried out, and finished, in a single appointment
There is no need to go through multiple visits to the dentist for the teeth restorations to be completed and put into place – an experience that can both be uncomfortable and time-consuming. Teeth restorations through CEREC will only take 90 minutes to be completed, providing patients with much-improved smiles after just a few hours of treatment.
Decayed or chipped teeth can often be repaired with white composite fillings that look natural, however if the damage is too substantial, particularly on the back teeth, then an inlay or onlay would be recommended. Inlays or onlays can be made from a number of strong materials such as metals or ceramics.An inlay is a small filling that fits into the biting surface of a tooth. An onlay covers a larger area of the tooth and is better suited to bigger cavities. Gold was traditionally used for these types of restorations. However, in recent times hard-wearing tooth-coloured porcelain has become a more popular choice of material. This is a more aesthetic way to restore the teeth and creates a more natural-looking smile.
The CEREC Bluecam is a handheld acquisition camera which is used to capture highly-precise digital impressions, with the aid of a highly-visible blue LED (light emitting diode); this camera can capture more highly-accurate details compared to other cameras out in the market. The CEREC Bluecam optics technology makes it possible to achieve a higher depth of accuracy and field; the increased computing power of the CEREC Bluecam results to very detailed impressions that can easily be translated to precise 3D digital models. The features of the CEREC Bluecam provide more technologically advanced chair-side CAD/CAM use and applications for both single-tooth and multi-tooth restorations – in a manner that is efficient as well as convenient for the user.The CEREC Bluecam captures images at an exceptional speed. The technology of the CEREC Bluecam enables it to sense when the area is in focus, and automatically captures the digital impression with a high level of detail and accuracy. As digital impressions can be captured by the CEREC Bluecam without user intervention, this results in a more efficient experience, with shorter acquisition times. The efficiency of use, combined with the high precision results, make the CEREC Bluecam ideal for both single tooth, and multi-tooth restoration applications.