Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic or CEREC® for short is a new state-of-the-art method of reconstructing tooth restorations. CEREC® uses computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to offer single-day restorations for patients. This new technology has revolutionized ceramic restorations such as crowns and veneers for patients so can all be done in one single visit. The restorations created are metal-free and tooth colored to restore your tooth to its natural beauty, strength and function.
CEREC® has revolutionized the restorative process. It was created with the patient in mind in order to make a visit to the dentist as pain-free as possible. Some of the benefits to using CEREC® are:
Dental composite resins are tooth colored fillings. Composite Fillings are often used to replace silver fillings and are usually placed in one appointment. This type of material is often referred to as “bonding”.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and/or to improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth.
Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them.
Valley Dental offers resin partial dentures, cast metal partial dentures, and full maxillary (upper) and mandibular (lower) dentures. A removable partial denture usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored resin base, which is typically connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position. Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, which is then ready for placement in the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks. Immediate dentures are placed directly after teeth have been removed.
A fixed bridge is an appliance made of porcelain, metal or a combination designed to replace missing teeth in the most natural way possible. This procedure usually takes from two to three appointments to complete and is very similar to having a crown placed on a tooth.