Believe it or not, we now fix chipped, cracked, stained, and missing teeth in just one dental appointment.
How is this possible? CEREC® Same-Day Restoration Technology is a novel approach that shortens the time for some dental procedures from a couple of weeks to a couple of hours.
Studies that looked at the satisfaction rate of CEREC found that 95% of patients who underwent dental restorations with CEREC were satisfied with their results.
At Gunnerson Dental, our specialist, K. Cheyn Gunnerson, DMD, uses CEREC Same-Day Restoration Technology to fix cosmetic issues quickly and efficiently. Stick with us to learn more about how this technology works and find out if you’re a good candidate for it.
What is CEREC?
CEREC is an in-house, computer-driven laboratory that puts together the design and fabricates
ceramic crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, and bridges within a few hours.
The machine replaces the need for dental laboratory technicians who design and produce the dental restorations by hand. So instead of having to wait for the impressions of your teeth to get shipped to a lab, you can rely on this machine to replicate the same process by milling the restoration from one piece of ceramic in the dental office.
So what can you expect during a CEREC appointment?
Dr. Gunnerson uses an intraoral camera to capture a 3D digital impression of your teeth and then uploads it to a computer. The milling system receives the 3D image, and based on the image, it fabricates the dental restoration.
When the machine is done milling, Dr. Gunnerson permanently bonds the ceramic restoration to your tooth on the same day. You can expect the entire process to take two to three hours.
CEREC technology doesn’t make any compromises when it comes to durability either. As long as you avoid chewing ice and hard candy, you can expect the ceramic dental restoration to last for up to 15 years.
Best candidates for CEREC restorations
The ideal candidate has cosmetic issues — including cracked, chipped, or stained teeth — that don’t require extended treatments.
Infections, root canals, and a damaged gumline may require several appointments, so patients with these problems aren’t a good fit for CEREC.
Can your dental problem be solved in one appointment?
If you’re in a hurry, the best way to find out if we can fix your smile is to contact us and schedule an appointment. We also offer virtual consultations here.
If you live near Payson, Utah, Dr. Gunnerson can advise you on the fastest way to get the smile of your dreams without making any compromises.