CEREC - Single Visit Dental Restorations
Our office uses cutting edge technology to give you the easiest and most comfortable treatment possible.
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,
The CEREC system is intended to create inlays, onlays, veneers, and full dental crowns in one visit. We can also usually replace metal fillings with CEREC ceramic fillings.
The material used in CEREC restorations has the same characteristics as healthy dental enamel. You can have a 100% metal-free restoration that looks as natural as your original tooth.
Our CEREC system uses computer-aided-design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology. Our in-house milling machine creates a tooth replacement from a single block of white ceramic, with is biocompatible, and plaque-resistant.
How does this work?
First, Dr. Henry Rued will remove decay from the tooth being treated. 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
Digital X-rays allow us to take your X-rays as recommended by the American Dental Association, 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. With digital X-rays, you’re exposed to 80% less radiation than normal X-rays that use film.
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 diagnosis 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.
See What We See
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.
Our intraoral camera allows us to examine and diagnose with more depth and dimension.
This high-tech, high-resolution camera system allows us to point a small wand at your teeth, gums, previous restorations, etc. and magnify them on a monitor.
We use this technology to look for new decay, leakage around old fillings or crowns, cracks or defects in old crowns or fillings, and tissue changes or lesions during your exams.
This equipment also allows us to isolate and print out high-resolution photos of problem areas. This means we can do a better job of measuring future results and follow changes.