CEREC® Same Day Crowns in Upper Arlington
CEREC®, also known as Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic, has modernized the creation of dental restorations at our Upper Arlington dental office. Traditionally, creating restorations such as crowns, onlays, inlays, or veneers required multiple procedures, with waiting time in-between each appointment. Composed of several computer-assisted design (CAD) tools, as well as a milling machine to create custom porcelain restorations, Mark A. Miely, DDS utilizes CEREC® to provide restorations within minutes, completing treatment in a single visit.
The Benefits of CEREC®
For any patients who are recommended a ceramic restoration, CEREC® provides a multitude of benefits. CEREC® devices are proven to last for over five years, with recent studies indicating more than 10 years. With this innovative system, patients can benefit for the lack of temporary restorations needed after treatment, and the cost effectiveness of not outsourcing creating custom restorations at a local lab. The use of CEREC® results in fewer dental visits, a minimal invasiveness when applying the custom restoration, and more of the natural tooth is saved. At Mark A. Miely, DDS, we want to provide high-quality, lasting restorations that enhance the aesthetics of your smile.
What are the components of the CEREC® system?
Sometimes called the CAD-CAM system, computer assisted design and computer assisted milling, the CEREC® systems has three major components:
Acquisitions Device: Comprised of a high-quality camera and a medical grade computer, this device photographs the prepared tooth into three-dimensional images. With these detailed images, the perfect ceramic restoration is designed.
Three-Dimensional CAD Software: Closest possible thing to holding the tooth in our hands, this software allows tooth examination from every angle.
Milling Device: This unit manufactures the custom restorations based on the specifications from the CEREC® software. Within minutes, from a block of ceramic which matches to your natural tooth color, the milling device produces the custom restoration.
What Does a CEREC® Procedure Entail?
Starting with preparing the tooth for the restoration, photos are taken of your affected teeth using CEREC®’s two imaging solutions. We will take several images of your tooth using CEREC® Omnicam, and send the three-dimensional model to the CEREC® machine. Before taking photos using the CEREC® Bluecam, your infected tooth is coated with a contrasting agent.
These images are then transposed onto the computer screen where Dr. Miely will view the tooth from every angle to design the final restoration. Once the custom design is complete, it will be transmitted to the milling unit. Once we place the color-matching block of ceramic into the milling unit, it will begin to create the full crown, onlay, inlay, or veneer. From there, once the perfect fit is established, the restoration is polished and bonded to the tooth with dental cement.
Custom Restorations at Mark A. Miely, DDS
We offer CEREC® technology to create individualized, lasting porcelain restorations for your smile. For more information about our restorations and other cosmetic dental treatments, contact our Upper Arlington dentist today.