CEREC Technology Saves Teeth!
Our society is always hearing about the next best thing. We constantly have technology thrown at us and way to improve our lives with machines and gadgets. Some of this is fantastic and truly helpful while others we could have done without!
Believe it or not, this movement has moved into the dental office as well. We are always evaluating the available technology and investing in the pieces that seem to make the most sense for our patients. We want to invest in tools that will benefit YOU, which is why we are so excited about CEREC technology!
What is CEREC?
CEREC is a revolutionary technology that allows us to craft permanent dental crowns in our office while you sit back and read an article from your favorite magazine! The abbreviation stands for CERamic REConstruction, which just means that we are creating reconstructive pieces for your teeth out of ceramic.
You might be wondering why this is necessary! We will take a look at that in just a moment, but we first want to point out that we are one of, if not the only, dental office in Jacksonville, TX are able to offer this technology today. That’s something to be proud of!
When is it Needed?
CEREC is needed anytime you need a crown, inlay, or onlay. Each of these are restorations that we place when a filling just isn’t enough to repair a tooth. Crowns are also used to correct cosmetic damage or to repair a broken tooth or cracked tooth.
If you came into our office needing a root canal, we would be able to complete that treatment in one appointment because we could create and place your crown while you are still resting comfortably in the chair!
How Does it Save Teeth?
So, all of that is great, but how does it save teeth?
Broken or damaged teeth are in great danger of becoming infected. Your mouth is full of billions of bacteria that will go into any crevice possible. A crack or break allows the bacteria to work deep into the tooth toward the tooth root to create an infection.
If left untreated, that infection will cause the death of your tooth, and you will eventually lose it.
CEREC protects your teeth by providing restorations QUICKLY so that bacteria doesn’t have a chance to do damage to your smile!
Not only will CEREC save your tooth, but CEREC will also save your time, money, and frustration!
Your time is valuable. It is the one thing in life that you can never get back, no matter how hard you try. Once time is gone, it’s gone forever. CEREC allows you to cut your time at the office in half. Instead of two appointments for a crown, we can finish the job in one.
Instead of waiting 2-4 weeks for your permanent crown to be crafted in a lab, we can produce the crown in a matter of minutes! Your time is valuable, and we enjoy taking care of it for you.
Your money is valuable as well. CEREC allows you to save money because you’ll only miss one day of work instead of two. You will save the gas money to drive to the office, and the money you would have to pay if anything (like an infection needing a root canal) occurred while you were waiting for your permanent restoration!
Maybe the most important thing CEREC saves is your frustration. You’ll have no need to get upset over a crown that doesn’t fit, a root canal because of a poor temporary, etc. You will get quality care in the most efficient manner possible. That means a happy patient!
Allow us to share more CEREC success stories with you when you come into the office. We can’t wait to see you to get started on your smile! Contact us today!