Twenty years ago, it would take several dental appointments to repair chipped or cracked teeth with porcelain veneers being the only cosmetic dental procedure that was available to the public. However, thanks to the wonders of modern 21st century dental technology, you can have a new smile in just one dental visit.
Known as CEREC®, or chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, is a dental technique that involves CAD/CAM. CAD/CAM or computer-aided design along with computer-aided manufacturing is a process used by Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of dentists in Pasadena. With CEREC®, the dentists can examine, construct, and produce ceramic restorations custom made for each patient. CEREC® is done chairside in just one dental appointment eliminating the need for several dental appointments as all of the work is done in-house.
Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of dentists in Pasadena use CEREC® for all types of dental restorations including dental veneers, tooth colored fillings, inlays, onlays, bonding, tooth whitening for old restorations and stains that cannot be helped with professional tooth whitening, and dental crowns. CEREC® is also used to lengthen or shorten teeth and can even being used for dental implants.
CEREC® restores your teeth using metal free tooth colored materials that are just as strong as your natural teeth. Best of all CEREC® restorations can last for years as long as you practice good oral hygiene habits.
CEREC® is truly revolutionary and has several benefits that include:
Less painful injections as most procedures can take place in one visit
Less time consuming
More cost effective
No more messy dental impressions
No temporary restorations such as dental crowns or dental veneers
Saves more of your natural tooth structure
Restorations can last more than 10 years
Restores your teeth back to their natural strength, function and beauty
No more metal restorations
Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of dentists in Pasadena can fix that gap between your front teeth; repair cracked or chipped teeth and replace your metal colored fillings with CEREC®. CEREC® can also be used for tooth colored dental crowns and tooth replacements for dental implants. If you have always wanted porcelain veneers, CEREC® could be the answer.
If you would like more information regarding CEREC®, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of dentists in Pasadena who can determine if you are a good candidate for CEREC®. Call or click today.