Advanced CEREC® Provides Natural-looking, Same-day Restorations
If you need a dental crown, but have avoided treatment because of trouble timing multiple visits to receive restorative treatment, Aesthetic General Dentistry of Frisco has the solution for you. Dr. Chirag Patel offers natural-looking restorations using the advanced CEREC® system at his Frisco, TX, office. This state-of-the-art system, just one of our on-site dental technologies, can help you receive lifelike restorations during a single, convenient appointment at our office.
CEREC® uses CAD/CAM (computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing) technology to quickly, efficiently, and precisely create lifelike restorations while you wait comfortably in the dentist chair. The CEREC® system is specially designed to create dental prosthetics, including porcelain veneers, crowns, inlays and onlays, bridges, and dental implant restorations. This technology allows Dr. Patel to significantly streamline the treatment process. He can provide a durable, lifelike dental restoration in a single day, without the need for temporaries. Additionally, the convenient process allows Dr. Patel to minimize the number of appointments needed for treatment, as well as lab costs commonly associated with the fabrication of restorations.
Your CEREC® Process: What to Expect
At Aesthetic General Dentistry of Frisco, we will begin with effective treatment for damage and decay, as well. Dr. Patel will also prepare your tooth, shaping it to provide a solid foundation for your restoration. He can then use an intraoral camera to capture precise digital impressions of your prepared tooth to create a virtual model of your teeth. Dr. Patel will use these images in conjunction with the CEREC® software to digitally create your prosthesis on a chair-side computer. He can explain all the aspects of your treatment using this computer screen.
Once the digital design is complete, Dr. Patel will then choose a block of ceramic that most closely matches the shade of your teeth. He will send your exact measurements and designs to our in-office milling machine, and your prosthesis is then created in less than an hour. When your restoration is complete, Dr. Patel will review it with you, make any finishing touches, and then use a special bonding agent to securely attach it for a complete, restored smile.
Enjoy the Benefits of CEREC®
Perhaps the most significant benefit of the CEREC® technology is the amount of time that you can save. With more traditional options, you would need to return to the our office two or three times before finally receiving a permanent crown or bridge. CEREC® cuts time needed for restorative treatments in half, allowing you to miss less time at work, spend more time with your family, or simply enjoy more free time. You can also avoid the need for temporary restorations.
We want to make your dental experience as comfortable and convenient as possible.
The advanced porcelain we use is also more aesthetic than metals traditionally used, and patients commonly praise CEREC® for creating highly lifelike restorations. We often use these incredibly aesthetic restorations for cosmetic procedures such as porcelain veneers. Additionally, the precise digital imaging and mapping software included with CEREC® facilitates more conservative treatment, preserving more of your natural tooth structure. Our office can has also used CEREC® to create implant-supported prostheses such as implant-supported crowns.
Contact Our Office Today
We want to make your dental experience as comfortable and convenient as possible. By using the latest technology, including our CEREC® system, we are able to help make your smile healthy and bright. Contact our office to learn more, or to schedule a consultation.