Restore Your Smile With CEREC

By Phillip S. Tully III DMD
May 22, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: crowns   cerec  

You can restore your smile quickly with CEREC, which makes it possible to repair damaged teeth with dental crowns in a single office visit. Dental crowns restore teeth that can no longer properly perform normal biting and chewing functions because the teeth are worn down, weak, or damaged. Dental crowns are placed over damaged teeth and function as a protective cover, strengthening the teeth and preventing further damage. In Columbus, GA, CEREC is available at the dental office of Dr. Phillip Tully III and Dr. W. Newton Sharp.

What is CEREC?

CEREC, or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, is a machine that utilizes 3D photography and CAD/CAM technology to form digital impressions of teeth rather than making a physical mold. The digital impressions are then used by to create custom crowns that perfectly fit the damaged teeth. All of this can be done in the same day with CEREC. In the past, the physical mold would be sent to a lab where the dental work would be created, which could take several weeks. CEREC makes it possible to restore your smile quickly.

Advantages of CEREC

There are several advantages to using CEREC technology to restore your smile. The biggest advantage is the ability to restore your smile in one day. You no longer have to wait several weeks for a custom dental piece to first be created in a lab and then sent back to your dentist’s office before your smile can be restored. The CEREC machine creates a digital impression of your teeth and produces a custom dental piece made just for you in as little as one hour.

In Columbus, CEREC is regularly used to create dental crowns for restoring, strengthening, and protecting damaged teeth. An additional advantage of CEREC is that it can also be used to create other custom restorative dental pieces, such as inlays and onlays. Further, CEREC technology offers the advantage of avoiding the mess and discomfort of creating a physical mold of the teeth since everything is done digitally.

CEREC makes it possible to restore your smile quickly. Damaged teeth can be strengthened and restored in a single office visit. For CEREC in Columbus, GA, schedule an appointment with Dr. Tully or Dr. Sharp by calling the office at (706) 323-6491.

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