Positive Attributes of CEREC Technology
Compared to a decade before, there are many dental options to help you with any problem you might have. Pain is a thing of the past and dental examinations have become more accurate credits to the new technology used in dental care. CEREC (chairside Economical Restoration of Aesthetic Ceramics) technology has changed the course of the dentist industry, producing of dental crowns, veneers inlays and inlays is possible hence there are no close ended solutions to certain problems as it was there before.
Ceramic restoration happen at the treatment point when the patient is on the chair, this translates to quicker and convenient dental treatment. The procedure being done at the chair side has its advantages in that the dentist gets to attend to any issue that is a direct result of the main procedure. A lot of high tech procedures are involved when it comes to CEREC procedures, a combination of visible light scanning , digital radiographs, CT scans, 3d imaging , restoration manufacturing through CNC milling and finally 3D printing.
For any of the steps to materialize a dentist requires an intraoral camera that plays the image acquisition role , a designing unit and a three dimension printer which receives the designs from a designing unit. Since not all dentist are equipped with all the units of the CEREC procedure, a dentist can use an intraoral camera to acquire the images and transmit the 3D designs to a printing lab through a portal and from there have the restorations made. Other materials used in restoration other than ceramic might take longer to construct and implant but with CEREC technology one only needs a single appointment and it’s done. Ceramic compared to metals has a more biocompatible aspect and has tooth like aesthetic qualities.
The development of the process has an added benefit of doing away with countless follow ups and occlusion adjustments. Studies have shown that the ten year life span of CEREC inlays polished and manufactured by a computer are long-lasting compared to that of gold inlays. With a success rate of 95 % according to clinical studies, CEREC restorations will certainly be preferred by patients who need restorations.
Cost effectiveness of same day crown or CEREC restorations is something to get you warmed up, although the same day crown costs the same as a traditional crown , the trips made to the dentist cost money and with CEREC restorations you make only one visit. Allergies make some people have some chills, metals make some certain people suffer allergies meaning that some people cannot have restorations from metals, CEREC restorations on the other hand are safe. To avoid your skull taking the full effect of cutting, drilling and grinding, the imaging that comes with CEREC technology produces accurate restoration meaning there will be less or no cutting at all