CEREC CAD/CAM Technology
At Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry of Folsom, California, we believe in using only the latest and most successful dental technology. This is one of the reasons that we are proud to carry CEREC – a machine that allows for more effective, single visit dental restoration.
CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restorations in Esthetic Ceramic, is a state-of-the-art dental technology that uses computer engineering and Computer Aided Design (CAD) to create crowns, onlays, veneers, and other forms of dental restoration to patients in a way that provides the ideal shape for the tooth.
How Does CEREC Technology Work?
Using what’s known as an OmniCam, Dr. Chen is able to create digital 3 dimensional model of the tooth. The image is placed in a CAD system, and the computer aided modeling system (CAM System) will design the restoration. The CEREC system then sends the design over to a milling machine, which creates the exact shape needed in long lasting ceramic.
Finally, Dr. Chen then stains the tooth to look identical to your other teeth, and places the ceramic into the area being restored. This results in a tooth that looks perfectly healthy. You can find more about this process on our CEREC crown page, but keep in mind that this technology can also be used for many other types of procedures, including veneers.
Benefits of This Innovative CEREC Technology
CEREC is a new and exciting addition to cosmetic dentistry, and we are proud to be one of the few Folsom dentists able to carry the latest version of this system. Benefits include:
- Single Day Treatment – You do not have to wear a temporary crown or come back for repeat visits. The CEREC tooth restoration is able to be completed in one day while you wait.
- Exact Match – The color matching ability of the CEREC system means that no one has to know you had any dental work unless you tell them, and the ceramic has a very natural look and feel that is comfortable and very long lasting.
- Simple Visit – There are no impression trains, and the OmniCam technology means that you do not have to put any powder in your mouth. It is a very simple procedure that will restore your teeth instantly.
CEREC is one of the most innovative technologies out there, and we are proud to carry it in our Folsom office. If you are in Folsom, Granite Bay, Rancho Cordova, El Dorado Hills, or Sacramento, and want to learn more about our CEREC technology, please feel free and call us today at Folsom Office Phone Number 916-983-6051.