A smile is one of our greatest personal assets; it is a reflection of happiness and good health. Yet many people avoid smiling because they are concerned about the condition of their teeth. Proper dental care is critical to preserving and, when necessary, restoring your unique smile. The prospect of a cavity and the dreaded reality of a filling weigh heavily on many minds. Add in the possible need for a crown or veneer to repair damaged teeth, the dental visit quickly goes to the bottom of the to-do list. And now, thanks to recent innovations in dentistry, proper dental care does not have to take away from your regularly scheduled life.
The dental profession is evolving, and so should your experience. New technology helps diagnose problems earlier, allowing dentists to treat problems sooner and with less invasive techniques. Our practice has recently installed CEREC® equipment, which provides for onsite creation of natural looking ceramic fillings, veneers, crowns and bridges – in a single visit. The new approach to tooth restoration is made possible by innovative CEREC® CAD/CAM technology that designs and mills a custom ceramic restoration in less than 10 minutes. This technology uses bio-compatible, tooth-colored material, so your dentition won’t be discolored by silver-colored fillings. There is also no need for a temporary, dental molds and return visit. From tooth preparation to placement and bonding, a patient can have his or her smile restored in an hour.
While patients are most interested in the attractive quality of the final result and the time-saving approach, health professionals laud the conservative treatment plans made possible by CEREC. Advanced bonding techniques and precise restoration design allow our dentists to salvage more of the healthy tooth material, creating a stronger, more natural result.
CEREC is a shining example of recent advances in dentistry and has more than two decades of clinical research to support its clinical use. The restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective, with more than 25 million performed worldwide. We at Parkway Dental Practice are proud to offer patients this new approach to tooth restoration.