The Sirona CEREC system enables Cooper Moss Advanced Dentistry to deliver a very distinctive restoration in today’s dental practice environment. The CEREC scanning and programming unit wirelessly links to our in-office CEREC milling machine and allows us to create all-ceramic partial and full crowns in-house during one appointment.
When compared to traditional partial and full crown techniques, this CEREC CAD/CAM process provides a dental restoration of exceptional accuracy and strength with the convenience of only one appointment.
The dentists at Cooper Moss Advanced Dentistry are some of the most experienced clinicians with this technology in the state of Washington. They have used various versions of CEREC since 1993 when Dr. Cooper was only the third dentist in the state to be certified to utilize this system in his practice.
The CEREC Procedure
CEREC is used by thousands of dentists worldwide since 1987 not only to replace fillings, but also to restore any decayed tooth, weakened, broken, etc. to its natural strength and beauty. Two aspects make CEREC possible – computer-assisted design (CAD) tools and a milling machine that creates custom ceramic restorative devices. CEREC is highly versatile; it can make almost any ceramic restoration to order. Our dentists can place the ceramic restoration immediately during a patient’s visit with the help of the versatile CEREC technology. Our goal is to provide high quality ceramic restorations with a low-stress experience and in a short amount of time. CEREC makes this possible and helps ensure the safety and comfort of our patients during their short dental visit.
How can CEREC benefit me?
At Cooper Moss Advanced Dentistry we believe that anyone who needs a ceramic restoration device can benefit from CEREC . We can guarantee CEREC effectiveness to all patients unless the patient has a deep bite or the patient has a history of breaking ceramic devices. New research now shows that most CEREC restorations last for more than 10 years.
Advantages associated with CEREC:
- Top level ceramic products
- Fewer injections necessary
- Minimally invasive
- Less discomfort
- Nothing temporarily restored
- Fewer required dental visits
- Lower cost over time
- Preserves more of the natural tooth
- Restorations last a long time
- Fully bio-compatible
What does Dental Care of Mid Florida CEREC®restoration procedure look like?
First, the dentist removes tooth decay and creates a divergent occlusal axial wall. This makes the opening of the tooth wider than the base.
The dentist then makes an impression using a titanium dust. The dust allows the camera to take a very detailed picture of the tooth.
The image is then transposed onto the computer screen so our dentists can view the tooth from all angles and customize the restoration procedure.
Once the dentist has completed the restoration design, the plans are transmitted to the milling unit. To make sure that the restoration blends in with the tooth, the dentist picks a ceramic block for the design that matches the tooth.
It only takes roughly 15 minutes for the dental veneer or crown full crown to complete. The highly durable and strong restoration is made of compressed, rather than laboratory-layered porcelain.
The dentist always places the tooth in dry to make sure that if fits properly before permanently affixing it. If it fits, the restoration is polished and then adhered to the tooth with dental cement.
CEREC delivers the same results as laboratory-generated restoration but takes only a fraction of the time and saves the patient money.
Interested in CEREC for your dental restoration needs? Give Cooper Moss Advanced Dentistry a call today at 360-357-8075 to schedule your consultation.