Aesthetic & Comprehensive Dentistry
Traditional ceramic crowns, veneers, and inlays, can require attending multiple dental appointments, which can be inconvenient for most patients with busy schedules.
Here at Le Smile Aesthetic and Comprehensive Dentistry, we are delighted to offer our patients the benefits of innovative CEREC technology to deliver top of the line ceramic restorations in just a single appointment.
What is CEREC?
CEREC stands for Ceramic Reconstruction. Our CEREC treatment program uses cutting edge computer technology to design and deliver a high-quality ceramic dental solution that looks and feels like a natural tooth in about an hour. This means that patients can have their smiles restored to their full glory in a single appointment at our modern, comfortable offices.
Which CEREC restorations are available?
Although it is most commonly used to replace silver amalgam fillings, there are several types of restoration that can be made using CEREC. These also include inlays/onlays, dental veneers, crowns, and even some bridges.
What are CEREC restorations made from?
CEREC restorations are made from 100% ceramic material, and are quickly becoming the “gold standard” of restorative dental materials.
It is biologically compatible to humans, which means that it is extremely unlikely to be rejected by our bodies.
What are the advantages of choosing CEREC?
Patients who choose CEREC often find that the convenience of the treatment leads to a much better treatment experience.
The procedure to receive a CEREC restoration is straightforward. First, Dr. Le will assess your affected tooth by taking images using a state of the art dental camera, which will capture the shape and size of your tooth.
This image is then fed into the CEREC CAD program which produces a complete, high definition 3D model. This design is then wirelessly transmitted to the milling machine which carves a block of acrylic into the desired restoration.
Each restoration is color-matched to your existing teeth, making it so discreet that people around you may never know that you have had restorative work on your smile.
Once the restoration is ready, Dr. Le will secure it permanently into place, helping you to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.
How long will my CEREC restoration last?
CEREC restorations are extremely long lasting, and with proper care and attention could last as long as 20 years. You should ensure that you brush and floss your teeth daily, and attend all of your regularly scheduled dental check-ups.
If you require dental restorations, you may want to preserve the beauty and function of your smile. Or perhaps you have limited time for dental treatment and are seeking a quick and simple solution. If so, then our CEREC restorations may be the answer. Dr. Le and our professional team are proud to be able to combine the latest dental technology with our extensive knowledge, skill and commitment to patient care.
If you would like to find out more about the benefits of CEREC, or if you would like to arrange your consultation, please make an appointment at our Vienna, VA office today.