At one time, having a smile in need of restoration meant you needed at least two to three visits with the dentist, and often up to two weeks of wearing a temporary. Fortunately, your Omaha, NE, dentist has a more convenient alternative! With CEREC technology, our team can create and place full and partial crowns in only one visit!
The CEREC System
CEREC uses CAD/CAM technology that allows our team to design and create restorations, and then place them, all in a single visit. No multiple visits, and no temporaries, just a completely restored tooth in one sitting. We start by preparing the tooth, which means removing a small amount of structure. Next, we take pictures of the tooth with a digital camera at the end of a thin wand. These images act as an impression, allowing us to create a 3D model. We upload the final design into the onsite milling machine, which crafts the crown from ceramic. A strong material, ceramic is also translucent like tooth enamel, and we shade the restoration to better blend with the smile. We place them with a powerful bonding agent, making sure the fit is perfect, and you leave with a newly repaired tooth.
A full crown covers the visible portion of the tooth, everything above the gum line. We may use them to address severe tooth decay, complete a root canal for infected teeth, and repair major cracks and chips too. If you have lost a tooth, they help by securing a dental bridge and also restoring a single tooth dental implant. Of course, we also address cosmetic issues with the shape and color of the tooth.
Inlays and Onlays
If you have issues that require more than a filling, but are not severe enough to benefit from a full crown, we may suggest a partial. Known as inlays and onlays, these are also created from ceramic. The inlays fit in between the cusps on top of the teeth, while the onlays fit over the cusps on top of the tooth. Again, we create them in one visit and they have a lifelike appearance. If you have any questions about repairing and restoring smiles in one visit with the CEREC system, then contact our team today. We want to help you enjoy stronger, healthier smiles!
Do You Have Questions About Custom Dental Restorations?
Advanced CAD/CAM technology helps our team restore health, function, and beauty in only one sitting. To learn more about creating and placing a restoration in only one visit, then schedule a consultation by calling Pacific Hills Dental in Omaha, NE, today at (402) 330-2243. We also serve the residents of Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, Millard, and all surrounding communities.