Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could visit the dentist, and have all of your dental work completed in just one short appointment? Today that’s absolutely possible with dental restorations using new CEREC technologies at Comal Dental. With CEREC (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic), Dr. Earnest can quickly and efficiently deliver individual all-ceramic restorations in one single dental appointment. Over 28 million restorations have been completed using the CEREC system, and now it’s available right here at Comal Dental in New Braunfels, TX.
What is CEREC?
CEREC is a high tech milling machine with a special computer that acts as a dental restoration tool. CEREC allows Dr. Earnest to restore decayed teeth, place dental crowns, remove defective amalgam dental fillings, and place porcelain dental veneers in a single visit.
How Does CEREC Work?
CEREC fillings and restorations are made of tooth-colored ceramic (porcelain), so they look and feel completely natural.
CEREC treatments are completed in a few simple steps:
- Exam and Preparation - Dr. Earnest will examine your teeth, decide on a preparation method, and prep your teeth while also removing any decay.
- Optical Impression - An optical impression (digital picture) of the prepared tooth is taken.
- Restoration Creation - Dr. Earnest will use the CEREC machine to immediately design and create your tooth filling, dental crown, or porcelain veneers.
The CEREC Process: Acquisition, Milling, and Placement
The CEREC Acquisition Unit includes a medical-grade computer and CEREC camera; this unit takes a digital picture of your prepared tooth and creates a 3D model, which Dr. Earnest will use to design your restoration. The CEREC Milling Unit then creates your custom porcelain dental filling, dental crown, or dental veneer. During your treatment, Dr. Earnest will choose a block of ceramic that closely resembles your natural tooth color. Then the ceramic block is placed in the milling unit. The milling unit then creates the restoration based on the design made with the Acquisition Unit, eliminating the need to take messy puddy like impressions, or wait weeks for work to come back from a lab.
What Are the Benefits of CEREC Restorations?
Save Time and Money: In just one dental visit, your tooth filling, dental crown, or dental veneers can be completed and bonded into place by Dr. Earnest.
Pain Free Dental Appointments: A CEREC procedure requires less time, less drilling, and fewer injections.
CEREC Tooth Restoration Appointments in New Braunfels, TX
For the fast, efficient, and modern dental care you deserve, make an appointment with Dr. Earnest at Comal Dental today. Comal Dental proudly restores smiles throughout New Braunfels, TX, San Marcos, Northcliff, Sequin, and the surrounding communities.