Thursday, April 14, 2011
We have good news for you!
We are very excited for our new addition.
Our favourite new staff member is CEREC! That stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEramic REConstruction). Developed at Zurich University, this CAD/CAM system has been successful in dental studios since 1985. Over 8 million patients have been treated by CEREC. She works like the Ferrari of dental machines, and she’s a real time saver.
Are you too busy for two visits to the dentist? Our new CEREC machine eliminates this need, cutting down your time to one visit.
How is that possible? Well, instead of taking impressions at our office and sending them to the lab, CEREC creates the crown for us in office. No need to take impressions, no temporaries, and no waiting for the lab to send us your restorations. CEREC creates crowns, onlays, inlays, and veneers.
How it works:
We take a 3-D photograph of the tooth being restored, and then this is uploaded to the CEREC computer where the restoration is designed to fit in naturally with your surrounding teeth. This info is then sent to the milling unit, where diamond burs mill the restoration from a ceramic block. The Dentist then uses resin cement to bond the restoration to your tooth.
Not only will your restoration look natural, but milled ceramic is also stronger than ceramic that is layered and pressed by hand in a lab. The materials used are also biocompatible and metal-free. There are no disadvantages for the patient. For the patient the cost is the same, and the time is reduced.
The only downside is the cost that we pay to purchase the machine, as well as the time spent for the Dentist to learn to use the machine. Here at Aria Dental, we strongly believe this is time and money well spent. We appreciate your loyalty, and know that you will appreciate the saved time. One appointment is all it takes!