Most restorative cosmetic dentist procedures necessitate multiple dental visits in order to complete treatment.
The first session typically involves tooth preparation and impressions, along with the possible installation of temporary restorations, at which point you make another appointment (which might take a few weeks) to complete the installation of permanent tooth restoration.
With CEREC one-visit dentistry, you can save time with single-visit restorations. Regardless of how fond you are of your local dentist, if you could spare yourself time in the dental chair, wouldn’t you leap at the opportunity?
At Pembroke Dental Ballsbridge, we offer CEREC one-visit dental care that covers crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers to help restore the natural beauty and functionality of your teeth in one visit.
What Is CEREC One-Visit Dentistry?
Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) is a form of modern dental technology that takes detailed three-dimensional scans of your teeth. With the use of CAD/ CAM software, we are able to use these scans to design, create and fit custom-made porcelain restorations that are durable and high quality.
This means we can create your crowns, veneers, bridges and implant crowns in-house while you wait. The entire process is conveniently completed in just one visit, saving you valuable time.
Who Is CEREC One-Visit Dentistry For?
CEREC is perfect for patients who are strapped for time and want to use it as efficiently as possible. CEREC is suitable for use on all teeth and there is very little preparation involved. The CEREC process is quick and comfortable, which makes it an ideal choice for nervous patients.
Pros and Cons of CEREC One-Visit Dentistry
Generally speaking, the advantages of CEREC dentistry far outweigh the negatives. The pros of CEREC one-visit dentistry are as follows:
- CEREC restorations of strong and durable, as they are formed from a single piece of ceramic.
- CEREC materials match the composition of natural teeth — they even contract and expand like your other teeth when you drink hot or cold beverages. The process also preserves the health of your existing tooth.
- The dental restoration helps to strengthen your tooth, which prevents further damage.
- The CEREC process is suitable for the production of inlays, onlays, veneers and crowns.
- The colour of your restoration will be made to perfectly match your remaining teeth, ensuring it blends in well.
- Only biocompatible materials are used.
- CAD/CAM makes for more precise fitting of your restoration.
- There is no need for a temporary crown.
- You’ll be doing your bit for the environment — by eliminating disposable materials, you’re reducing your potential carbon footprint.
- Your restoration will be complete in just one visit.
Of course, there are pros and cons to every dental procedure. The main disadvantage of CEREC dentistry lies in its complexity. The machine involved in this procedure gets the perfect shade for your smile by dying and staining the ceramic crown. In order to get the right colour, you need a highly qualified CEREC dentist who has had extensive training. With Pembroke Dental Ballsbridge, you are in very capable hands — we have the latest technology and flawlessly trained professionals to put you at ease.
Our CEREC One-Visit Dentistry Process
Our system starts with preparing your teeth. We will remove any existing fillings or crowns before pressing ahead with our work.
Next, we’ll use a CAD/CAM technology system to scan your tooth and create a 3D image. Using this image, your restoration will be designed and manufactured for you in the surgery in just a few minutes using high-grade materials.
Finally, your restoration is bonded to your tooth with a dental adhesive. That’s the whole process complete and you’ll be free to enjoy the rest of your day.
Our CEREC Expertise in Dublin D4
As a forward-thinking practice, Pembroke Dental Ballsbridge in Dublin D4 has embraced the ultimate in new technology to give our patients the best possible results. We have heavily invested in digital dentistry, which has made us one of the most modern dental practices in the country. In fact, we are one of just a handful of practices in the country to offer same-day CEREC restorations.
Our sophisticated CEREC 3D system allows us to provide stunning restorations while you wait.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about CEREC One-Visit Dentistry
Are CEREC day crowns for everyone?
Yes. While every treatment plan is individualised to meet your specific needs, if you need a crown fitting, CEREC is for you.
When is CEREC recommended?
This procedure is recommended when a large percentage of your original tooth has decayed.
How long does the dental procedure take?
The one-visit procedure is generally complete in under two hours, including some patient waiting time.
Does CEREC work on a root canal tooth?
Yes, and CEREC can offer added strength and protection for a root canal tooth, which is notoriously brittle.
How long do CEREC crowns last?
As long as they are well cared for, your crowns should last for approximately fifteen years.
How can I take care of my CEREC crown?
Floss conscientiously and brush your teeth twice a day. Try to refrain from grinding your teeth and if you do so in your sleep, consider getting a mouthguard. Reduce consumption of staining food and drink and be sure to schedule regular dental cleanings every six months.
Get in touch with Pembroke Dental Ballsbridge in Dublin D4 to request a CEREC consultation. Our friendly staff are here to answer all your questions and put you at ease.