Imagine the convenience and time saved by having a new crown, onlay or veneer in one visit.
Our Boca Raton dental practice offers CEREC single-visit restorations for our patients.
Most dental restorative methods require more than one visit to the dentist. This means that on the first visit you get an injection of anesthesia, your tooth prepared, an impression taken, and a temporary restoration put on your tooth. You make a second appointment for a couple of weeks later, get another injection, have the temporary pried off (if it hasn’t fallen off already), and have a permanent restoration put on.
Why go to the dentist a second time when you don’t have to? Using CAD technology with CEREC, the procedure is done in a single appointment, start to finish.
How it works:
The first step is to remove the existing filling or tooth. The CEREC measuring camera then takes a three dimensional photograph of your tooth.
The contours of the ceramic restoration are designed on the computer monitor.
CEREC automatically mills the restoration out of a tooth-colored ceramic block. Finally, the restoration is inserted into your tooth, polished and fitted to perfection. The finished ceramic restoration looks and feels exactly like natural dental enamel!