CEREC machines are revolutionizing the way patients receive ceramic tooth restorations. Standing for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, a CEREC machine allows Dr. Zachary Allmand to construct, produce, and insert completely customized ceramic restoration materials at the point of treatment – or more simply, right in the dental chair.
This significantly reduces the amount of time you have to wait if you need any sort of ceramic dental procedures performed in order to restore your smile to its former beauty. Instead of coming into Monon Family Dental, having molds of your teeth made for crowns, or having teeth measured for veneers, then waiting a few weeks for those products to arrive, it can now all be done in one single appointment.
The way the technology works is actually pretty impressive.
Dr. Zachary Allmand begins by taking 3D pictures of your mouth to analyze your ceramic dental needs. Then, the CEREC machine creates a virtual model of your mouth and helps the doctor create a reconstruction or veneer right there next to you in the chair. After the ceramic materials are ready to go, the CEREC machine send the information to a milling machine inside the dental office. It takes between 6 – 15 minutes to create different ceramic materials, based on their difficulty.
Then, Dr. Zachary Allmand inserts the ceramics into your mouth and you’re ready to go!
If you have any questions about this process or want to schedule an appointment to have ceramic dental work done with our CEREC machine, call us today at 317-846-6188.