You need a filling and a crown. What a nuisance, but you want to keep your teeth healthy. Thankfully, your dentist in Matthews, Dr. David Feeney, offers CEREC technology, creating same-day restorations from lifelike and durable porcelain. You'll be in and out of the office quickly and have a filling and a crown that beautify and strengthen your smile.
What is CEREC technology?
CEREC means Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic. A specialized, computer-driven restoration process, CEREC designs and manufactures crowns, fillings and bridgework from a solid piece of porcelain. The imaging, impression, and design software is located right in the treatment room, and so is the CEREC milling machine.
From Dr. Feeney's evaluation (exam and X-rays) to oral impressions and tooth preparation to creation and placement of your restoration--it happens in about two hours. Your dentist does it all in his Matthews office with no outside dental labs and with no messy, uncomfortable impression trays. CEREC technology makes it easy and quick, taking accurate imaging and custom-milling your crown or bridge on site. You might even want to watch the process unfold!
How do CEREC restorations compare to conventional ones?
CEREC restorations look totally lifelike, and they resist stains from coffee, tea, tobacco, and more. The new bridge, crown or filling blends in with surrounding dentition in terms of shape and color. There are no metal clasps, amalgam filling material or obvious gold or alloy metals to call attention to a dental crown.
Yet, CEREC restorations are highly durable. A study cited by the National Center for Biotechnology Information says that most of these same-day restorations last and function well for 10 years and beyond.
Plus, when you and Dr. Feeney choose a CEREC restoration, count on a rapid turnaround time with no awkward temporaries to wear or multiple trips to the dental office to scramble your busy schedule. That means convenience and a high rate of satisfaction.
Like other people, you may have questions about CEREC restorations. Come talk to your dentist, Dr. David Feeney, to learn more. Phone for an appointment in Matthews, NC, won't you? (704) 847-1000.