Top Quality Results with Top-of-the-line Technology
If you have ever been fitted with dental crowns, porcelain veneers, inlays, or onlays, you know how lengthy the process can be. To eliminate the hassle of working with dental laboratories that create restorations, we have invested in a CEREC® machine for our Madison office. CEREC® allows us to fabricate your ceramic restorations in just a single office visit, dramatically decreasing your treatment time and vastly improving the accuracy of your results.
A restoration created by CEREC® is not only more convenient, but is also higher quality. Amalgam, gold, and other metals that were used before ceramic usually presented a number of drawbacks. Ceramic CEREC® restorations restore the natural look, feel, and function of your teeth without increasing sensitivity or tarnishing the aesthetics of your smile. Since ceramic restorations are bonded directly to your teeth, there is no need to remove excess healthy tooth tissue.
CEREC® is applicable for many different types of dental treatments, and can create crowns, fillings, veneers, inlays, and onlays in just a single appointment. Cracked, decayed, weakened, and discolored teeth don’t stand a chance against this amazing technology. If you are looking for a fast and efficient way to rejuvenate your smile, contact Dentistry for Madison to learn more about our CEREC® technology.
Understanding a Crown Procedure
The procedure to place dental crowns is one for which CEREC® is used most often. We will first administer anesthetic and prepare your tooth. Some of your natural tooth structure will be removed, both to eliminate decay and other damage and to make room for the crown.
In the past, this would have concluded your first of two or three appointments, and you would have been left with a temporary crown while the mold of your tooth was sent to an off-site laboratory. Instead, a tasteless powder will be applied to your prepared tooth, and a digital picture will be taken. Then, the CEREC® software will use the photograph to make a 3-D model of your restoration on the computer.
Once we have fine-tuned your crown to optimize its color and fit, the design data is sent to the milling machine. Information will be used from the virtual model to direct the tools that carve your crown from a block of porcelain. After only about 15 minutes, your crown will be polished and tried in. After carefully checking the fit of your crown and your bite, we will apply cement and attach the restoration. Any excess bonding material will be removed, and you will be sent on your way with a fabulous new smile.
Learn More about CEREC®
The CEREC® has given Dentistry for Madison a chance to further improve the quality of the treatments we provide. This advanced dental restoration system gives Dr. Jay C. Hazen and Dr. Sarah Karls the ability to restore decayed teeth, remove defective and out-of-date fillings, and place crowns, veneers, inlays, and onlays in just one visit. When combined with our vast experience, this technology makes our practice stand out among the rest. If you are interested in one of our services or have questions about CEREC® technology, please contact our office in Madison today.