Same Day Crowns in Colorado Springs, CO
Technology is impacting dentistry in new and exciting ways. Cutting-edge innovations in dental instruments are requiring less time in the dental chair, causing less discomfort, and creating satisfying results. At Esthetic Family Dentistry we utilize a breakthrough instrument in our practice, called CEREC®. CEREC allows us to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural-colored crown, saving you time and inconvenience.
What is CEREC?
CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Resoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CERamic REConstruction. Translated, it means that Esthetic Family Dentistry can economically restore damaged teeth and apply dental crowns in a single appointment using a high-quality ceramic amterial that matches the natural color or your teeth.
How does the instrument work?
CEREC uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine into one strument. The doctors at EFD use a special camera to take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. Theis optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen where the doctors use CAD technology to design the crown. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while you wait. Finally, our doctors bond the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The while process takes about one hour.
What does this innovation mean for a patient?
A tooth colored restoration means no more silver fillings or crowns discoloring smiles. The material is natural-looking, compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant. EFD no longer needs to create temporaries or take impressions and send them to a lab. Because of this, the traditional second visit has been eliminated! CEREC has two decades of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective.
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