What You Need to Know About CEREC®
At Midland Park Family Dentistry, CEREC Dentist, Dr. Caramico and his team pride themselves on providing the latest in technology for the benefit of their New Jersey patients. One of the technologies we utilize everyday for the benefit and comfort of our patients is CEREC technology.
Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) is a revolutionary, computer-assisted tooth restoration process that will change the way you feel about visiting the dentist. Using CEREC technology Dr. Caramico and his team can design, fabricate and fit a new crown, veneer, onlay, or inlay in a single appointment – a procedure that would normally take multiple visits over a 2 – 3 week period.
Key Benefits of CEREC®
The more you hear about, or experience CEREC, the more you’ll see that it was created with the patient in mind. Some of the benefits CEREC® include:
- Most procedures can be done in one visit – less costly and less time-consuming
- No need to take messy impressions
- No need to have a temporary restoration for in-between visits
- Ability to save as much natural tooth structure as possible
- Longer lasting restorations – may last over 10 years
- Restores teeth to natural beauty, function and strength
- Metal-free restorations
How CEREC® Works
CEREC® uses computer-assisted design and a 3D printer to design and custom-fit, metal free, crowns or veneers in just one visit.
- Step 1: Exam and Preparation
Before you get started, I’ll evaluate the tooth and determine if CEREC® is right for you. Depending on how much healthy tooth structure you have remaining, it may be a simple filling or you may need a crown. After reviewing your options, we’ll move one step closer to the finished product.
- Step 2: Optical Impression
In order to make the desired restoration, a 3D image of the tooth that needs to be fixed needs to be created. Well take a digital camera scan of the tooth which will be used to create — eliminating the need for bad tasting, messy impressions. Using a computer and the CEREC 3D software,
- Step 3: Milling
Using a computer and the CEREC 3D software the Milling Unit creates the restoration, matching the color of the restoration perfectly with your own teeth.
- Step 4: Fitting the Restoration
With the restoration now made, it’s ready to be tried on to ensure a perfect fit. When it’s ready, I’ll polish and bond it in place – no more temporaries or return visits.
Thanks to CEREC®, Midland Park Family Dentistry and Dr. Anthony (Tony) Caramico can provide you with inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers in only one appointment. The CAD/CAM system has been on the market for a good 30 years now and over 250 scientific studies have confirmed the clinical safety of tried and tested CEREC tooth restorations. Worldwide, more than 30 million tooth restorations have been produced with CEREC®.
Contact Midland Park Family Dentistry and Dr. Anthony (Tony) Caramico, family and cosmetic dentist in Midland Park, NJ, serving all of Bergen Co., NJ.
Experience the ease, the affordability, and the miracle of single-visit, one-day crowns, bridges, veneers and inlays by calling today: (201) 447-5555.