You’re excited because you’re about to straighten your smile. You’ve made the call, you’ve made the preparations. But now you learn that you have to wait. Sometimes your dentist might make you wait up to two weeks for dental ceramics, whether that means dental crowns, ceramic retainers, or ceramic braces. Who has that kind of time to wait anyway?
The traditional way things work is your dentist has a relationship of varying closeness with a dental lab where your restorations are crafted. The work leaves the dentist’s office and is sent maybe across town, maybe across the country, coming back a few days at best or in some cases weeks later for placement with the patient.
Pacific Dental Care believes that you shouldn’t have to wait to feel confident; you shouldn’t have to wait to get the treatment you need to put you on the path to enjoying a beautiful smile.
Before, you’d be forced to wait two weeks. Now, at Pacific Dental Care, we’re happy to introduce our in-house ceramics lab, which give us the ability to fabricate our prosthetics and dental ceramics on the spot.
No longer do you have to wait for your dentist to send models to be fabricated and finished in an off-site dental lab. We’re also able to work more closely with your lab restorations, prosthetics, and ceramic dental appliances, facilitating faster fabrication and placement.
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics or Ceramic REConstruction. CEREC uses CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) technology. With the help of CEREC, dentists can now take your dental impressions quicker and deliver same-day treatments.
In today’s busy world, people don’t have the time to make multiple visits to the dentist. This is where CEREC comes in. CEREC gives you the ultimate luxury, convenience. Most treatments like fitting a crown require two or more trips to the dentist, however, with CEREC, you can walk home with a shining new crown on the same day.
Not only is CEREC faster, but it is also more durable. CEREC uses a single block of solid ceramic materials instead of pressed ceramic and metal. This essentially translates to a more durable and long-lasting restoration. Whether you are using CEREC for your front teeth or your back teeth, you are assured of a both visually and structurally sound treatment.
Gone are the days of waiting for your permanent restoration to arrive from a lab and then dealing with scheduling hassles. With CEREC, you are able to make use of the available technology right in your dentist’s office. Not only does it free up the dentist’s time, but it also makes for a far better experience for a patient. CEREC is also ideal for those undergoing a dental emergency and needs restorations at the earliest.
The color of CEREC restorations is more in-line with the natural color of your teeth, thus giving it a more natural look than traditional ceramic restorations. With CEREC, you no longer have to worry about spending your precious time running between your dentist’s office, instead, you can spend it with our family, creating memories and clicking the perfect pictures while flashing your newly found CEREC smile.