Embracing CEREC Technology
Compared to a decade before, there are many dental options to help you with any problem you might have. The dental technology that is currently being used has seen procedures become less painful and more accuracy in the diagnosis and testing. chair side Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics(CEREC) has taken dental treatment to another level , with this technology it’s possible to have onlays, inlays, veneers and dental crowns produced.
Ceramic restoration happen at the treatment point when the patient is on the chair, this translates to quicker and convenient dental treatment. The procedure being done at the chair side has its advantages in that the dentist gets to attend to any issue that is a direct result of the main procedure. CEREC procedures combine different technologies to come up with solutions for a patient , the technologies include visible light scanning, radiographs and CT scans , computer aided designs ,3D imaging and use of CNC milling to manufacture and printing of three dimension images .
For any of the steps to materialize a dentist requires an intraoral camera that plays the image acquisition role , a designing unit and a three dimension printer which receives the designs from a designing unit. For a dentist who may lack certain units of a CEREC procedure, they can acquire the images and transmit the designs through a portal to a printing lab which then prints and delivers the restoration. Other materials used in restoration other than ceramic might take longer to construct and implant but with CEREC technology one only needs a single appointment and it’s done. Ceramic compared to metals has a more biocompatible aspect and has tooth like aesthetic qualities.
Another advantage of the CEREC procedures is that one does not need a lot of follow ups meaning that their compatibility is really high. Studies have shown that the ten year life span of CEREC inlays polished and manufactured by a computer are long-lasting compared to that of gold inlays. In this age where people tend to rely more on information that is verifiable by numbers, CEREC restorations will be a choice and preference of many especially with clinical studies showing it has a 95% success rate in nine years.
Cost effectiveness of same day crown or CEREC restorations is something to get you warmed up, although the same day crown costs the same as a traditional crown , the trips made to the dentist cost money and with CEREC restorations you make only one visit. Unfortunately some people are allergic to some metals and this rules out the options of having metal restoration. CEREC technologies which use 3D imaging means they produce accurate restorations meaning less cutting and drilling away.