Single Visit Dental Restorations
Willits Modern Dentistry uses cutting-edge technology to give you the easiest and most comfortable treatment possible. If you have about an hour, you have time for new veneers, onlays, inlays, and even long-lasting ceramic crowns.
Dr. Henry Rued can design, prepare, and place a natural-looking restoration in just one visit with CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) technology. At just a single appointment, your Willits dental team can give you natural-looking and full dental crowns.
The material used in CEREC restorations doesn’t use any metal. These white ceramics look and feel just like the normal dental enamel you have on your other teeth. In fact, we can also usually replace metal fillings with CEREC ceramic fillings.
Our CEREC system uses computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology. Our in-house milling machine begins with a solid block of ceramic and uses this to create tooth replacement that’s biocompatible, and plaque-resistant.
How Does the CEREC Work?
First, Dr. Henry Rued will treat your tooth by removing the decay. Then he’ll take digital images using the CEREC software. We’ll use this 3D image of your tooth to create a blueprint of your new crown and send it to the milling machine. We generate the restoration in a special oven that brings out the strength and luster of the material used.
CEREC Milling Unit
The American Dental Association tells all dentists to take your dental X-rays a certain way. At Willits Modern Dentistry, digital X-rays allow us to take your X-rays as directed but in a better, safer, faster, and smarter way.
X-rays are essential when it comes to diagnosing a dental problem, but you may be concerned about being exposed to radiation for X-ray machines. Compared to traditional film X-ray technology, digital X-rays safely expose you to only 20 percent of the radiation.
Digital X-rays allow us to see things we can’t see with X-rays done on film. We can magnify digital X-rays 300 times to diagnose more effectively. We can also manipulate them to reveal problems that would normally be hidden.
One great advantage to digital images is that we can see them instantly instead of waiting for film to process.
There’s no hazardous waste such as film or chemicals associated with digital X-rays, so it’s much better for the environment. Your basic X-ray insurance benefits should cover any digital X-rays, so there will be no additional cost to you.
View Your Mouth Like Your Dentist
At Willits Modern Dentistry, we’re using intraoral camera technology, which gives us a more accurate view of the inside of your mouth than we can with mirrors and reflectors.
We’ve invested in a high-tech intraoral camera to provide us with a view of your teeth, gums, and mouth in astonishing detail. The small digital wand features a digital camera that enlarges your mouth on a monitor screen in just a few minutes.
With your information captured on a screen, your Willits dentists can take a closer look at existing trouble areas, magnify existing problems and keep your family in the best oral health. Our intraoral scanner helps Dr. Rued and our team better measure future results and follow up on any changes.