Dental science has advanced rapidly in recent years, allowing today’s providers to offer treatments that can halt the spread of degenerative disease and get you back to enjoying good dental health. Yet many still question just how effective restorative treatments are at reversing or concealing the effects of tooth decay. While your cosmetic dentist in Greenville, NC may be able to replace missing teeth with natural-looking implants, what if your teeth still bear the signs of degeneration? Are there treatments available, and if there are, how quickly can they conceal damaged or deteriorated teeth?
Understanding CEREC Same Day Dentistry
Thanks to Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (or CEREC same day dentistry, as it is more commonly known), you can actually receive all of the treatment needed to conceal tooth decay and damage in a single visit. This treatment utilizes computer-aided design and manufacturing technology to create a 3D image of the restoration needed to cover an existing tooth and then carefully cut a ceramic crown while you wait in the dentist’s chair. Once the new crown is completed, Drs. Capps or Bowman then secure it to the underlying tooth with a strong boding resin, and you are able to go home with a restored smile.
How Can it Be So Effective?
Yet everything you know about dental treatments may tell you that such results are impossible to deliver in a single visit. Well, aside from the assistance of advanced computer technology, there are other factors that go into CEREC same day dentistry that allow it to be completed so quickly, such as:
· Using camera imaging to map the treatment areas as opposed to radiological scans that have to processed and developed.
· Eliminating the use of dental casts to create an image of the treatment area.
· Bypassing the need to send casts off to a lab to manufacture custom crowns or bridges.As difficult as it may be to believe, you really can walk away from the dentist office with a completely rejuvenated smile after just a single visit. The dentists at Bowman, Padgett and Associates want to help you regain the confidence needed to show your smile to the world again. Contact our office at (252) 391-9333 today to discuss whether ceramic restoration is right for you.