In today’s world, efficiency is vital. Each year it seems our schedules only get busier and taking the time to maintain your oral health becomes more difficult. At Evergreen Dental Group, we understand that you are busy. That’s why we offer our patients the unparalleled technology of CEREC. Dr. James F. McCaslin is proud to provide CEREC dentistry in Omaha, NE for patients in need of fast yet reliable restorative procedures.
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics . This type of dentistry provides restorations such as crowns, veneers, bridges, onlays, etc. However, unlike traditional procedures, CEREC restorations can be designed, created and placed in just one appointment. This eliminates the 2nd or even 3rd office visit, is less expensive and offers the precision and beauty of ceramic dental work.
How does CEREC work?
When our patients are in need of dental work we are able to restore or improve their smile in just one sitting! The process of CEREC begins with a consultation with Dr. McCaslin. During this consultation, he will examine the tooth/teeth in question and address your immediate oral needs. For example, if a patient is suffering from a cavity, he will first rid the tooth of the decay and remove any damaged portion of the tooth.
After all oral problems are addressed, Dr. McCaslin will manipulate the shape of the natural tooth in order to make room for a snug fitting restoration that will protect and improve the tooth. Then, he uses computer technology and x-rays to create an incredibly accurate digital image of the tooth. Our CEREC computer will take this image and design the perfect, customized restoration. This design is then sent to the milling unit.
The milling unit is the technology that actually creates your restoration. A block of ceramic is chosen based on the shade that most accurately matches the shade of your surrounding teeth and placed inside the unit. Then, in minutes, your restoration is molded on the spot and can immediately be placed over the affected tooth. In all, our patients can leave our office with a completely restored smile in under two hours. Traditionally, this process would take up to 3 or more separate dental visits!
What are the benefits of CEREC?
There are many reasons why our patients choose to take advantage of our CEREC restorations. Here are some of the ways that this technology is beneficial:
- It cuts down restorative and cosmetic work to just one visit
- Less time and appointments ultimately mean less cost
- There is no need for messy impressions that cause many patients to gag
- There is no need for temporary restorations
- The 3D imaging system offers precise measurements of the affected tooth for the perfect fitting restoration
- There are over 17 shades of ceramic that you can choose from to match the surrounding teeth
- CEREC restorations are beautiful, natural looking and resilient
What kinds of CEREC procedures are available?
At our office, we take advantage of the versatility of CEREC dentistry. Here are just some of the cosmetic and restorative dental work that we offer using this technology:
This procedure traditionally took 2 or more dental appointments. Crowns are used many difference ways in dentistry and offering fast, easy placement in just one day is what we offer our patients. If you are suffering from a cavity, a damaged or broken tooth or even are in need of a root canal, we can offer you fast and beautiful CEREC crowns in Omaha, NE.
This is a cosmetic procedure that can take weeks to accomplish. However, with our technology, we complete the entire veneers process in just a day. Patients can come into our office after their initial consultation to have their teeth prepared and scanned by the 3D imaging technology so that their custom veneers are designed on the spot. Then, the milling unit molds the perfect veneer which Dr. McCaslin can then place that same day!
Inlays and Onlays
These are both procedures that seek to restore a damaged tooth. Unlike crowns, inlays and onlays do not cover the entire tooth. Instead they are designed to fit perfectly over the damaged area. These restorations can be designed, created and placed in one appointment.
For more information on all the procedures that we offer, call or visit our office today.
CEREC Dentistry at Evergreen Dental Group
Dr. McCaslin is an experienced CEREC dentist in Omaha, NE. He is committed to staying at the forefront of dental technology to provide you with the latest, most advanced dental procedures available. Our CEREC dental crowns in Omaha, NE are extremely popular and promises beautiful, natural looking and long lasting results. Click here to request your consultation for a CEREC restoration. For more information on this technology, contact our office or call us today at (402) 493-4040.