The Benefits of CEREC Technology

The Benefits of CEREC Technology By Danny O'Keefe D.D.S. on August 29, 2013

The world of dentistry is evolving every day, as dentists gain the tools and technology to provide their patients with more efficient and effective service. CEREC is a technology that is helping patients get through once-complicated dental work quickly and with minimal effort - and it’s one of many state-of-the-art technologies offered at the Jackson cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice of Dr. Danny O’Keefe Family Dental Care.

What Is CEREC Technology?

CEREC is an acronym that stands for CEramic REConstruction. The term describes a system in which your dentist can utilize 3D photography as well as computer-aided drafting and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to assist in cosmetic dentistry practices.

In traditional dentistry practices, a dentist would need to take a physical mold of your teeth and use that to cast and shape crowns, bridges, dental implants, or porcelain veneers. With this new technique, Dr. O’Keefe is able to photograph your dental structure and create a 3D digital model from the resulting images. Using that information, a custom porcelain tooth restoration can be created through CAD technology and milled on site from the resulting CAD model.

In addition to restorative dentistry work to fix cracked, broken, or missing teeth, CEREC technology can also be used as a means for “instant orthodontics,” using porcelain veneers to mask misaligned teeth and provide a more perfect smile practically overnight.

The Benefits of CEREC Technology

Why choose a cosmetic dentist who offers CEREC technology over a dentist who doesn’t? CEREC technology offers several distinct advantages, including:

  • Fast Results - In the past, restorative dentistry procedures could take several visits to the dentist in order to take impressions manually, cast a mold, produce a crown or bridge, and to fit and secure the dental apparatus. With CEREC technology, all of this can be done in a single visit. This feature can make CEREC procedures highly appealing to adults on the go who want the confidence of a completed procedure and a healthier smile with minimum hassle.
  • Quality Results - Because of the sophisticated digital imaging used to examine the patient’s mouth and render a custom crown or bridge, dentists who use CEREC technology are able to generate dental prosthetics that fit every patient perfectly.
  • Permanent Results - Old technology often meant having to deal with temporary crowns while waiting for permanent replacements. These temporary crowns may be ill-fitting and interfere with everyday activities like eating or talking. Because of CEREC’s ability to generate high-quality custom dental pieces almost immediately, the need for a temporary crown can be eliminated - most dentists who take advantage of CEREC are able to get their patients out the door with fully restored dental structures the same day.

Contact Your Jackson CEREC Specialist Today

If you’re ready for a new solution to your dental needs that’s fast yet strong and top quality, then it’s time to seek out a skilled cosmetic dentist utilizing CEREC technology. To learn more about what CEREC has to offer you and your future smile, contact the Jackson, Mississippi practice of Family Dental Care to schedule a consultation today.