Yes! There is now a method for doing this called CAD/CAM CEREC dentistry, and it can be used in many different situations. Long-term studies have shown that this technique results in restorations of excellent esthetics and durability.
The CEREC treatment procedure means:
- No conventional impressions – The CEREC 3-D measuring camera scans the prepared tooth in just a few seconds. This eliminates the need for unpleasant silicone impressions.
- No temporaries – CEREC restorations are milled out of a solid ceramic block in just a few minutes. They are ready to be placed immediately. This takes away the need for temporary fillings and crowns.
- No long waiting periods – Because CEREC restorations can be placed immediately, you need only one appointment. This means less time off of work, less travel, and no need for more injections.
There will always be situations needing conventional dentistry, but fortunately, CEREC dentistry will provide many benefits to many grateful patients.
If you're in need of crowns or porcelain restorations, or if you're interested in CEREC, give our office a call to schedule your consultation.