Same day dental restorations will save you time
Do you avoid going to the dentist because you just don’t have the time?
Too busy with work and the kids?
For the past 30 years the Chair-side Economical Restoration of Esthetic (sic) Ceramics has allowed dentists to provide patients with same-day ceramic restorations.
This has meant that instead of a dental crown taking two weeks: it now takes two hours. Instead of having to deal with awkward, unpleasant temporaries you can get the permanent restoration right away.
Two weeks vs. two hours
For dentists who don’t use the CEREC technology a dental crown would take up to two weeks. First they would have to take an impression of your teeth. Then the tooth would be shaved down and a temporary tooth placed. The impression is taken to a lab and a week or so later you’re back at the dentist to have the temporary removed and the more permanent one bonded.
Not with the CEREC.
Why you want to visit a dentist who uses the CEREC machine
With the CEREC there’s:
- no messy impression mould
- no temporaries
- no need to go back until your next check-up
Instead of a messy impression mould, the CEREC machine uses 3D imagery to take a digital impression of your teeth. Then when the model of the image is complete the milling machine creates the actual restoration out of a ceramic block. The milling machine cuts the block using a diamond cutter and then the restoration is bonded to the tooth.
At Andrew Baderski Dental in Ingleburn we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments, including porcelain veneers, crowns, inlays and onlays.
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth
But only the teeth in the smile zone: the smile zone being the top and bottom six teeth (the teeth visible when you smile). Porcelain veneers are strong, stain-resistant and are great for concealing minor chips, cracks and imperfections.
With the CEREC machine, your teeth can be prepared and the porcelain veneers bonded to the front of your teeth in just one appointment. Depending on your smile, some patients choose to get both teeth whitening and veneers. This allows for a seamlessly white smile.
Keep in mind
Dental crowns and porcelain veneers are not permanent.
Dental crowns can last up 10-15 years if you look after your oral health, and don’t suffer any accident or injury. Porcelain veneers can last up to 8-10 years.
How well you look after your oral health is the biggest factor in the longevity of any dental restorations.
If you would like to know more about same-day restorations offered at Andrew Baderski Dental in Ingleburn, or to book an appointment, please contact us today.