The walls are up and the floors have been put down so we are very close to opening the new location! It is very exciting to see things coming along. We have encountered some bumps during the construction and are slightly behind schedule, but that is to be expected.
Everyone on the team is very excited to start taking care of our patients again in our own office because there is no place like home.
Gone are the days when it takes weeks to get a single crown, or cap, as some of you may call them, done at the dental office. Your fear of having “real work” done can now be taken care of with one visit. Surely you can stand to be with us for a couple of hours, right? And I think that one visit is better than two for most people. Let me explain how we are able to do that for you in our office.
During this short time together, I will introduce you to the heavyweight in our office. This machine works with great determination to help our team fight decay and provides protection for fractured and weaken teeth. Today we will get to see how CEREC works for you.
The simple way CEREC technology works is this: CAD/CAM technology
1. Scan the teeth
2. Dentist prepares and shapes the tooth for the crown
3. Scan again
4. Design the crown
5. Make the crown
6. Fit the crown
7. Finish the crown
For those of you looking for an in-depth, informative video I will share a link, http://
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I think the process is AWESOME!! You don’t need to have impressions taken which is great because I don’t think I have ever heard anyone request an impression. You know, the goopy stuff that can be messy and well, goopy. Plus the impression material doesn’t really have a taste, unless you call ABC (Already Been Chewed) Gum a flavor. And no temporary crown to deal with. I especially like that part. Why wouldn’t you want to save yourself some time and money, by missing less work, by having your crowns completed in one visit.
I have been really satisfied with these types of crowns and the technology. I must admit that I was a skeptic when the whole CEREC “fad” began. But I have had a chance to witness the technology improve over time as well as the strength of the material improve. I have a couple of these types of restorations in my mouth, and my biggest worry has been for them to fracture-because I grind and clench my teeth. The material has proven to be strong enough to withstand my chewing forces and I have given them a workout, believe me! They also are very life-like, wouldn’t you agree?
I encourage you to get to know this technology and all it has to offer in dentistry. Questions are encouraged and if I don’t know the answer, I will seek and find because