Previously, dental appointments for a crown, veneer, or finishing a dental implant required multiple visits to our office. These visits included: taking xrays with higher radiation, goopy impressions, waiting for a laboratory to create a final restoration, and finally an appointment for the permanent restoration.
Thanks to advancements in dental technology, beautiful dental crowns and even porcelain veneers can be completed in as little as one appointment at our office in Midtown Manhattan.
What is CEREC?
CEREC stands for Chair side Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This system includes: an intraoral camera, CAD/CAM software, and a milling machine. These three devices are used to create the perfect crown or veneer in a single visit to Dr. Beshar’s Midtown dental office, conveniently located near Lincoln Center and Columbus Circle.
How the Process Works
Step 1: Digital Scan for 3D Models
The first step is to take a 3D scan of your teeth. What previously took multiple x-rays and higher radiation exposure to achieve can now be done with a non-invasive, intraoral camera. This revolutionary technology takes hundreds of pictures of your teeth. These images are transferred to a 3D modeling system, where Dr. Beshar constructs a virtual model of your mouth in a matter of minutes.
Step 2: Designing Your Crowns or Veneers
In the design process, Dr. Beshar uses the software to create a perfect fit restoration with the model. Dr. Beshar will finish designing your crown or porcelain veneer, sending the final model to the milling machine to create a perfect fit crown or veneer.
Step 3: Crown is Sculpted
The milling unit of the CEREC system takes a block of ceramic and mills it into your restoration in as little as 10 minutes. Once finished, Dr. Beshar and his team will stain the restoration to match the shade of your teeth and polish it to a finite shine. Your crown or veneer will then be placed into your mouth, and checked for comfort and bite. Since there is no longer a need for temporaries, you can leave our office with your final restoration in this single appointment.
All in One Visit: Benefits of CEREC
There are few dentists who use the CEREC system to produce both dental crowns and porcelain veneers. However, Dr. Beshar believes in providing a complete smile. Applying a CEREC crown is non-invasive, requiring no sedative, and can help patients regain their ability to chew and speak with confidence as well. Both porcelain veneers and dental crowns can restore the shape of your tooth (or teeth), and thanks to CEREC they are done in a single visit to our midtown dental office.
- Affordability: You may be thinking that such a convenient technology like single-visit dentistry may be pricey, but that isn’t the case. In fact, there is very little price difference for the convenient treatment.
- Faster Treatment: Having your final restoration or cosmetic dental procedure the same day was unheard of before this advancement in dental technology. You no longer have to spend your valuable time traveling back and forth to our dental office for several appointments.
- Durability: You can rest assured that CEREC crowns are constructed from highly durable ceramic composites, not inexpensive materials like a temporary crown or veneer.
CEREC with Dr. Beshar
The CEREC system has revolutionized how crowns, veneers, and other ceramic dental fixtures are created. The convenience of fully completed dental treatments with a single appointment are now available to you at our Midtown Manhattan dental office. Call us now to schedule your appointment or learn more about your CEREC treatment options: 212.753.2240.
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