We at Dublin18 Dental Care are delighted to announce the addition of the latest of innovative technology to our surgery: an Omni-cam Cerec machine. This impressive technology allows us to make crowns on the day, enabling us to carry out the preparation work and fit the crown on the same day with no need for temporary crowns or impressions. This is also possible for inlays, onlays and veneers.
So, what exactly is Cerec?
Cerec is an innovative piece of equipment, which uses the latest technology to design and manufacture bespoke dental restorations in a single day. Traditionally, when you need a new crown or an inlay, you visit your dentist, they may an impression and then you go back two weeks later to have your restoration fitted once it has been sent back from the dental laboratory. With Cerec, the middle man is cut out and we can do everything on-site.
With Cerec, digital photographs of the teeth are converted into detailed 3D models, which are used to design and create your new, custom-made restorations. These models are sent to the milling machine, which fabricates the restoration in a matter of seconds. The restoration is then ready to fit.
What are the benefits of Cerec for me?
We understand that for many patients time is of the essence and Cerec is a really impressive solution for those who have time constraints. With Cerec we are able to design, make and fit a new crown, inlay or onlay in a single treatment session, cutting treatment time from 2 weeks to a single day. This eliminates the need for you to take multiple days off work and also means that there is no need for repeat injections or temporary restorations.
The method for creating restorations is also much simpler and cleaner; there is no need for dental putty impressions and the technology used creates very accurate and detailed images to ensure a perfect fit once the restoration is in place. Cerec also gives dentists and patients more say in the design process.
Over the course of your life your teeth can become weaker than they once were. When a tooth becomes weakened there are restorative treatments that can help. One of these treatments is a dental crown. Dental crowns are a form of tooth restoration that can help protect damaged or cracked teeth and teeth that have broken down over time. They cover the entire tooth and form a protective barrier against further injury or decay.
There are a number of different dental crowns available for you to choose from, but at Dublin18 Dental Care we also offer Cerec Crowns, which are crowns that can made in just one visit. It couldn’t be easier to protect damaged or weakened teeth.
Using modern technology
This efficient and time freeing option is a modern, computerized technology that allows dentists to restore decayed teeth, remove problem amalgam fillings and place crowns all in just one appointment.
This innovative technology uses a camera in order to take a digital picture of your tooth. By doing this, the need to make impressions of your teeth has been removed, thus meaning no more discomfort whilst you sit there with a mouth filled with moulds. The image of your tooth will then be converted into a three-dimensional virtual model of your tooth by the Cerec 3D software; this then allows the dentist to design your new restored tooth on the screen there and then. It is then created by the machinery and is bonded into place, completely eliminating the two or three week wait that was once mandatory.
Range of crowns
At Dublin18 we also offer a variety of other crowns which include; porcelain crowns, which can help achieve natural looking results, Post and Core crowns that are usually applied following root canal treatment and Procera Crowns that consist of stronger material and last longer than regular crowns. They can also be made the same colour as the rest of the teeth so that they look as natural as possible
So if you don’t know which is the best option for you, make an appointment at Dublin18 Dental Care near Dun Laoghaire to discuss the options.