The Ceramic Construction Restoration Process
Do you require dental work? Do you need ceramic dental work done in the form of a crown or bridge? If so, you will soon become very familiar with CEREC restoration.
What is CEREC?
CEREC restoration is becoming increasing popular. CEREC stands for CEramic REConstruction. The first CEREC unit was introduced in 1987 and now there are more than 12,000 CEREC units found within the United States. In addition, more than 25 million ceramic reconstruction restorations have been done all around the world.
Is CEREC Right for You?
Who are candidates for CEREC? Ceramic construction restoration works great for any patient that requires ceramic restoration dental work. This includes but is not limited to crowns, inlays, onlays, and bridges. CEREC is not only beneficial for people who have older restorations that need to be repaired but also works great for people who happen to have one or more cracked teeth.
Benefits of CEREC
Ceramic construction restoration provides a number of marvelous benefits for dental patients. Since CEREC can be completed in just one visit, it saves you the hassle of finding the time to visit the dentist and saves you money because you only need to take one day off of work. Ceramic construction restoration allows you to keep more of your natural tooth than many other restoration techniques and procedures in today’s market.
CEREC is very strong and durable as it is comprised of a compressed ceramic material as opposed to a layer ceramic material which is quite resilient. Ceramic construction restoration is more economically feasible compared to other available restoration options.
How Ceramic Construction Works
Ever wonder how a ceramic construction restoration is produced.
There’s no need for you to continuously wonder and you will soon find out how to create a CEREC restoration. Your dentist will begin by first preparing your tooth for the restoration process. Your tooth is then sprayed with a special dust. The special dust makes it easier for the camera to take a detailed picture of your actual tooth. The image that the camera generates is later sent to a computer. Once the image is transmitted to the computer the dentist views the picture of your tooth on the computer screen and begins to design the final restoration.
After the dentist has finished the final restoration design of your tooth the completed design is sent to the milling unit. The milling unit is the place where the ceramic construction restoration is made. It takes approximately 15 minutes for the restoration to be complete. After this is done your dentist will make sure that both the restoration size and color are correct following careful examination of the restoration. If the restoration size and color are both correct the dentist will proceed to polish the restoration and will affix it with dental cement. The ceramic construction restoration process is now officially done.