CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) veneers are porcelain dental veneers that are completed in a single appointment. Structurally, they serve the same purpose that regular veneers do. The difference is that CEREC veneers are completed using computer-assisted design. The equipment needed for the procedure is kept in the office, making the process much faster than the traditional method of having veneers fashioned in a lab.
CEREC Veneers: The Procedure
In a manner similar to that of regular veneer-fitting, the tooth is prepped. Instead of taking an impression of the tooth, however, the dentist uses the computer to take a digital scan of the tooth. The dentist carefully selects a piece of porcelain to match the natural color of your teeth. From this piece of porcelain, the CEREC machine mills the veneer. The finished product is then cemented into place by the dentist.
The Benefits of These Same-Day Veneers
Because these veneers are crafted on-site, you can leave the office with a brand-new smile in less than an hour. No temporaries are needed! CEREC Veneers save you on time and money. If you are someone who suffers from severe dental anxiety requiring sedation, then you may be comforted to learn that you can have a veneer fitted within one appointment instead of coming back for repeated sessions involving sedation. The design of these veneers is very precise owing to the computer-assisted design technology used.
Not every office has the state-of-the-art equipment and computer technology needed to provide CEREC Veneers in one day. If a dental office offers these veneers, the dentist has made an investment in the equipment and extensive training.
Posted on behalf of:
Dr. David Kurtzman D.D.S.
611 Campbell Hill St. NW #101
Marietta, GA 30060
You’ve probably heard about same day dentistry and same day crowns, but have you heard about same day dental veneers? This unique type of cosmetic treatment is available in offices that offer same day crown technology, allowing you to correct the appearance of your concerned tooth in just one appointment.
Same Day Veneer Technology
To make a same day veneer, your dentist will take a 3D virtual scan of your tooth, instead of a gooey impression. This digital image is then transferred into an on-site milling machine that allows a custom fitted veneer to be created right there in the office. There’s no need to prep the tooth, take an impression, make a mold of your mouth, and send it off to a lab for 2 weeks! Instead, you can have your veneer placed at the very same time of your prep appointment.
Results that Look Great
The resin material used in same day veneers provides you with one of the best aesthetic results of any other restorative material. Made from high-grade materials that are color-matched to your other teeth, your resin veneer will provide you with a semi-translucent, natural sheen that makes your tooth look as real as possible. Your results will last for years.
What used to take 2 or 3 appointments to complete now only takes about an hour and a half! If you have a tooth that is affecting the way your smile looks, it’s time to ask your dentist about a same day veneer. It’s the only way to have a veneer placed in one visit, transforming your entire smile.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park
Dental veneers have been an answered prayer to people that are looking for a dramatic smile-makeover that doesn’t require lengthy, time-consuming procedures like braces, whitening, or patchy restorative work. The beauty of dental veneers is that in just a single treatment appointment, the prepared veneer placed over the front of teeth instantly creates a straight, white, beautiful tooth. Applied across the front teeth, dental veneers can give anyone the Hollywood smile that they’ve always dreamed of.
In the past, veneer treatments required 2 or 3 appointments, with the application of the veneers done at the last appointment. This was due to the fact that the veneer needed to be fabricated at an off-site dental laboratory and re-delivered back to the dental office once it was made. CEREC changes the veneer treatment process completely! This advanced 3D imaging technology has been used for several years in order to provide same-day dental crowns and bridges to dental patients. Now, CEREC can make your dental veneers and allow your dentist to place them on your teeth in just one appointment.
CEREC works by utilizing 3D imaging technology. This allows a digital, virtual impression to be taken of the teeth. A virtual treatment plan is then designed by the dentist, with your input on the shape, size and color. After agreeing on the final plan, the image is electronically transferred into the on-site CEREC milling machine. The machine then makes each porcelain veneer right there at the office. Your dentist can then try the veneers in place; make any adjustments, and permanently bonding them over the front of your teeth. You will be thrilled to walk out of the office with an entirely new smile after just one visit!
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