Cerec stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This machine uses 3D scanning to fabricate crowns, inlays, and
The process is as follows:
- First, your x-ray(s) will be taken of the tooth being fabricated, photographed and captured by the machine
- Which then reviews the information submitted and creates a 3D model of your mouth.
- The software pinpoints the areas that need to be restored.
- The ceramic is chosen based on the patient’s natural tooth
colorwhich will then be sculpted out of a ceramic block.
- To craft the block itself will take about 20 minutes and the overall fabrication of the restoration will take about an hour.
This stands for Cone Beam Computed Tomography. This is a special type of x-ray equipment typically used when regular dental/facial x-rays are insufficient as per the treating provider(s). This technology allows health care professionals to view 3D images of our patient’s teeth, bone, tissue, and nerves.
The benefits of this type of x-ray
INTRAORAL CAMERAS (IOCs)
This method of capturing images is used when early detection of dental conditions are needed.
This camera typically comes in a “wand form” which is compact and lightweight.
The camera, with LED lighting, will magnify up to 100 times and allows our providers to visualize a clear picture of our patient’s mouth. This enables us to assist them in the proper manner
Equipped with this microscope, we have the capacity to analyze the most minute details inside a patient’s tooth structure.
The magnification that the microscope can generate is up to “25 times that of the naked eye”. This microscope allows our providers/specialists to better diagnose and treat.
The benefits of using a microscope during Endodontic procedures is locating those hidden canals, conserving more of the tooth’s structure, and overall significant visualization benefits.