Dr. Aisha Ahmed and her team offer patients state-of-the-art computerized dentistry, the new Cerec 1 Visit Crown Procedure
What are Dental Crowns?
When a tooth is:
- has an old filling
- is severely decayed
The placement of a crown is often recommended. Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile.
Why Patients are Choosing CEREC Crowns
The highest quality dental restorations IN JUST ONE VISIT to the dentist.
CEREC is the world’s only system for the fabrication of all ceramic dental restorations in one office visit. With CEREC, you can be in and out in a single visit with a permanent crown! For you, the patient, this means fewer injections, less drilling, and less time out of your hectic schedule for dental care. So, why are thousands of people world wide choosing the CEREC restorative technique for their dental needs?
Single Appointment Dental Care
We specialize in providing One hour Cerec Crowns and onlays by utilizing the latest cadcam technology which involves scanning the tooth instead of taking messy impressions. This avoids the need for repeat injections, fitting temporary crowns and repeat visits as the crown is make while you relax in the waiting room with a cup of coffee.
The Cerec Procedure
First, Dr. Ahmed will examine the tooth and determines the appropriate treatment. It could be a simple filling, or a full crown, depending on how much healthy tooth structure is remaining. Next, an anesthetic is administered and your tooth is prepared for the restoration, removing decayed and weakened tooth tissue.
An Optical Impression will then be taken of the prepared tooth. Instead of filling a tray with impression “goop” that you must bite into and hold in your mouth until it hardens, the tooth is coated with a non-toxic, tasteless powder. A camera is then used to take a digital picture of your tooth.
This whole Optical Impression process only takes a minute or two.
Next, the CEREC machine helps our dentist create the restoration for your tooth. The CEREC 3D software takes the digital picture and converts it into a 3-dimensional virtual model on the computer screen.
The restoration is then designed using the CEREC 3D computer program. The restoration design data is sent to a separate milling machine in the office.
A ceramic block that matches your tooth shade is placed in the milling machine. About 10 – 20 minutes later, your all-ceramic, tooth-coloured restoration is finished and ready to bond in place. The restoration is inserted into your mouth to ensure proper fit and bite. It is is then polished and bonded to the prepared tooth.
Your tooth is restored with no “temporary” or return trip necessary. All of this is done in a single appointment.