Teeth In A Day - Cerec Specialist

Wappingers Falls Dental Arts -  - Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Wappingers Falls Dental Arts

Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry located in Wappingers Falls, NY

Cerec offers the ability to perform dental restorations — including bridges, crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, and even a full set of dental implants — in a single visit. The team at Wappinger Falls Dental Arts in Wappinger Falls, New York, offers expert dental care to restore your smile and improve the health and strength of your mouth. Call the office or schedule a consultation online today to learn about Cerec and how you can benefit from dental restoration in a single visit.

Teeth in a Day - Cerec Q & A

What is Cerec?

Cerec is a dental device that combines computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-assisted manufacturing (CAM) to complete specific dental restoration procedures in a single visit. Cerec offers customized dental restoration in less time than traditional dental restorations that require an initial visit for impression trays and a separate visit for your tooth restoration service.

The Cerec CAM function manufactures individual tooth restorations using all common dental materials — including silicate, oxide and hybrid ceramics, plastics, and dental alloys — so your restored teeth match your natural teeth as closely as possible. 

You can also get Teeth in a Day with Cerec to replace a full row of missing teeth. While your new row of teeth takes just one day to make, you may need one or more prior procedures to set your mouth up for successful placement.

How is Cerec used?

Cerec is used for a number of dental restoration procedures, including:

  • Crowns
  • Inlays
  • Onlays
  • Veneers
  • Bridges
  • All-on-4 dental implants

If your dentist recommends any of these devices to improve your smile and oral health, they can be created in the office in a single visit to save you time and improve your smile.

How does Cerec work?

Cerec involves a four-step process to create the design of your custom dental device and manufacture it using the best materials based on your needs. These four steps include:

Scan

Instead of using traditional impression trays, Cerec uses a small optic camera called the Omnicam to scan the inside of your mouth and teeth. The camera takes pictures that are analyzed by the CAD system to get the correct measurements of your mouth, the location for your dental restoration procedure, and the shape and color of your natural teeth.

Design

Once the computer analysis is complete, the CAD system generates restoration options for you. Your dentist can explain your restoration options, the materials used, and the benefits of each option to help you decide what is best for your needs.

Produce

After your dentist helps you choose your design option, they will use the CAM system to produce your dental device with the best material for you. The computer system allows for precise, smooth dental devices with sloping edges that blend with your surrounding teeth.

Sinter and glaze

The sinter and glaze step involves first heating your new dental device to a high temperature to harden it. Your device is then glazed to protect it, giving it a smooth coating and ensuring it matches your natural teeth in color as much as possible.

These steps can be completed while you are in the office. Exact times will vary based on the size of your dental device or if you are having multiple veneers made. Your dentist Wappinger Falls Dental Arts applies dental cement to your dental device and places it at the correct location in your mouth for a firm, comfortable fit.

To avoid the hassle of multiple visits and the discomfort of traditional impression trays, schedule a Cerec or Teeth in a Day consultation at Wappinger Falls Dental Arts by phone or online today.