Is there a way I can get my broken tooth, crown or veneer fixed in one visit?
Yes, with modern CAD/CAM ( CEREC ) technology we can repair your tooth in just one visit with cosmetic all ceramic materials.
What is CAD/CAM ( CEREC ) ?
CAD/CAM is computer-aided design and manufacturing technology. Cerec is a sophisticated CAD/CAM system developed specifically for the production of all ceramic dental restorations. At River Bluff Dental we utilize the latest CEREC system, Omnicam. With this newest system the camera takes a 3D color scan (digital impression) of the prepared tooth and the new restoration is designed on the monitor, and the new cosmetic restoration is made out of a solid ceramic block in just minutes.
Can I get Ceramic Veneers with this technology?
Yes, Dr. Walter Palmer can create beautiful, natural looking veneers and partial crowns as well as many other cosmetic all ceramic restorations including; crowns, inlays, onlays and now even bridges.
Will I have to have Impressions and Temporaries?
No, that is what makes this process so much more comfortable, the 3D camera scans the prepared tooth in just a few seconds and with the assistance of our highly trained CEREC technicians, a ceramic replacement is designed and made in a short amount of time. The restoration is ready to be placed immediately; this eliminates the need for a temporary. This also means that you need only one appointment.
Are there other advantages?
Yes, using CAD/CAM technology is healthier for you because it provides extremely accurate restorations, made with durable materials that work with advanced dental adhesives. This means only a minimal amount of tooth preparation is required, preserving natural tooth structure, and because the new restorations are made out of tooth colored materials they are natural looking. Also, they usuallyvlast longer than metal or plastic/resin fillings.
How do I know if this treatment is right for me?
One of the best features of this type of technology is that it can help us create unique restorations made specifically for each individual. We can match color, shape and size to create a beautiful, natural smile. The best way to find out if it will work for you is to have Dr Palmer evaluate your smile with a complimentary consultation.
Dr. Walter Palmer
River Bluff Dental