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Phone Number603-382-7100 603-272-6814

Have you ever heard of CEREC? It stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. It’s a cutting-edge method of creating dental restorations with the help of computer-assisted technology, and the best part? All in a single visit.

Whether you’re seeking crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, bridges, implants, dentures, or orthodontic appliances, CEREC has got you covered. This article aims to give you reliable insights about CEREC and how it can be a game-changer for your oral health and dazzling smile.

Experience the future of dental care at Plaistow Dental, where we harness the power of CEREC technology to transform your dental experiences. With CEREC’s advanced capabilities, we offer same-day dental restorations, from crowns to veneers, providing you with efficient, precise, and convenient solutions for your smile.

The Benefits of CEREC

Let’s dive deep into why CEREC is becoming the preferred choice for many:

Convenience: No more multiple trips to the dentist. With CEREC, get your restoration done in one visit. This means less time off work and more time for you!

Appearance: Say goodbye to metallic fillings! Your restoration will not only look natural but will also flawlessly match the shade of your adjacent teeth. This enhances your smile and gives a boost to your confidence.

Strength: Crafted from high-quality ceramic materials, CEREC restorations are known for their strength. They’re durable, resistant to wear and tear, and are your tooth’s best defense against potential future issues.

Comfort: No more ill-fitting dental work. CEREC ensures your restorations fit like a glove, guaranteeing you optimal comfort and zero irritation.

The CEREC Procedure

Eager to know what’s involved? Let’s walk through it step-by-step:

1. Tooth Examination & Preparation:
We assess your tooth’s condition to determine if a restoration is needed. X-rays and visual inspection are used to identify any damage or decay that needs to be addressed. The damaged or decayed parts of your tooth are removed, followed by shaping your tooth to create a suitable foundation for the ceramic restoration.

2. Digital Scanning:
Instead of traditional molds, a 3D digital scan of the prepared tooth is taken using an intraoral scanner. This creates a precise virtual model of your tooth on a computer screen.

3. Design & Milling:
Using specialized software, we design the restoration (crown, veneer, etc.) based on the digital scan. The design can be customized for optimal fit and aesthetics. The designed restoration is sent to a milling machine, which carves the ceramic material from a ceramic block to create the actual restoration. This step typically takes around 15-20 minutes.

4. Finishing:
After milling, the restoration might undergo some final adjustments, such as refining the fit and polishing its surface to ensure it matches the surrounding teeth.

5. Placement & Bonding:
Once the restoration is ready, it’s placed onto the prepared tooth. The fit, bite, and aesthetics are checked, and any necessary adjustments are made. The restoration is permanently bonded to the tooth using dental adhesive. This ensures a strong and durable attachment.

6. Final Checks:
We conduct final checks to ensure the restoration is positioned correctly and functioning as intended.

Tips: Stay relaxed and communicate. If you feel nervous or have questions at any stage, let your dentist know. It’s always best to be informed and at ease during the procedure.

Types and Materials of CEREC Restorations

CEREC offers a spectrum of restoration choices:

  • Crowns
  • Veneers
  • Inlays & Onlays
  • Bridges
  • Implants
  • Dentures
  • Orthodontic Appliances

As for the materials, CEREC doesn’t disappoint:

  • Ceramic: Known for its aesthetic appeal and strength.
  • Zirconia: Extremely durable and can mimic the transparency of natural teeth.
  • Resin: Often used for temporary restorations.
  • Hybrid Materials: A blend to get the best of both worlds.

While all materials have their merits, the choice largely depends on the specific function and aesthetic requirements of the tooth. Our expert team at Plaistow Dental Clinic can guide you on the best option tailored to your needs.

The Cost of CEREC

Dental care, while imperative for our well-being, does come with its costs. But what does a CEREC restoration generally cost? Let’s break it down:

Factors affecting the cost:

  • Type of Restoration: A simple inlay might cost less than a full crown or bridge.
  • Size of Restoration: Larger restorations may require more material and time.
  • Location in the Mouth: Some areas are trickier to access than others.
  • Complexity: Complicated procedures may command a higher price.

While prices can vary based on the abovementioned factors and geographical location, the average cost for a CEREC restoration in our area ranges between $800 to $1500.

CEREC vs. Traditional Restorations:

In terms of initial costs, traditional methods might seem less expensive. However, considering the durability, quality, and convenience of CEREC (like fewer visits and immediate results), it often proves to be more economical in the long run.

Insurance & Payment Plans: At Plaistow Dental Clinic, we believe in making quality dental care accessible. We’re happy to discuss insurance coverage options and offer flexible payment plans for CEREC procedures.

The Limitations of CEREC

While CEREC is a marvel in dental technology, it does have some limitations:

  • Availability: Not every clinic offers CEREC. It requires both the technology and the expertise.
  • Suitability: Some dental issues may not be ideal candidates for CEREC based on tooth damage, size, or even personal preference.
  • Accuracy: High precision is a hallmark of CEREC, but occasionally, minor adjustments might be needed post-restoration.

Frequently Asked Questions About CEREC

We’ve compiled answers to some pressing questions we often hear:

How long does a CEREC restoration last?
With proper care, a CEREC restoration can last many years, often upwards of a decade.

How do I care for my CEREC restoration?
Regular oral hygiene, like brushing, flossing, and periodic dental check-ups, should suffice.

Is a CEREC restoration safe and biocompatible?
Absolutely! The materials used are body-friendly and have been extensively tested for safety.

Does a CEREC restoration hurt?
The procedure is designed to be as comfortable as possible, but some post-procedure sensitivity can be expected.

Is it covered by insurance?
Coverage varies, but we’re here to help navigate those details at Plaistow Dental Clinic.

CEREC at Plaistow Dental

Dental procedures, especially something as revolutionary as CEREC, can seem daunting. Yet, the unparalleled convenience and results it offers make it an appealing choice. At Plaistow Dental Clinic, we blend the magic of CEREC with:

  • Decades of experience with CEREC technology.
  • High-quality materials and equipment ensure the best outcome.
  • A friendly and professional team that cares.
  • Flexible pricing options tailored to suit you.
  • Our unwavering customer satisfaction guarantee.

So, why wait? Dive into the future of dental care and rediscover your brightest smile. Book a consultation or appointment with Plaistow Dental Clinic today!