The High Impacts of CEREC Technology
Compared to a decade before, there are many dental options to help you with any problem you might have. Pain is a thing of the past and dental examinations have become more accurate credits to the new technology used in dental care. CEREC (chairside Economical Restoration of Aesthetic Ceramics) technology has changed the course of the dentist industry, producing of dental crowns, veneers inlays and inlays is possible hence there are no close ended solutions to certain problems as it was there before.
Ceramic restoration happen at the treatment point when the patient is on the chair, this translates to quicker and convenient dental treatment. The procedure being done at the chair side has its advantages in that the dentist gets to attend to any issue that is a direct result of the main procedure. CEREC makes use of different modern imaging and scanning technologies which include visible, CT scans , use of radiographs, computer – aided design three dimension imaging and the restoration manufacturing making use of CNC milling and printing of 3D.
For any of the steps to materialize a dentist requires an intraoral camera that plays the image acquisition role , a designing unit and a three dimension printer which receives the designs from a designing unit. For a dentist who may lack certain units of a CEREC procedure, they can acquire the images and transmit the designs through a portal to a printing lab which then prints and delivers the restoration. Compared to other materials like gold, CEREC technology makes it possible to have restorations with just one visit to the dentist’s office. As much as tooth restoration involves the use of a foreign material, people would prefer it to be tooth like and that’s what you get with ceramic which is more biocompatible and has tooth like properties.
Another advantage of the CEREC procedures is that one does not need a lot of follow ups meaning that their compatibility is really high. Studies have shown that the ten year life span of CEREC inlays polished and manufactured by a computer are long-lasting compared to that of gold inlays. With a success rate of 95 % according to clinical studies, CEREC restorations will certainly be preferred by patients who need restorations.
The fact that you only need one appointment to the dentist for a CEREC procedure means you save money compared to if you made several trips with traditional crowns restorations . Unfortunately some people are allergic to some metals and this rules out the options of having metal restoration. To avoid your skull taking the full effect of cutting, drilling and grinding, the imaging that comes with CEREC technology produces accurate restoration meaning there will be less or no cutting at all