• Family Care

    Quality care in a comfortable environment.

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  • CEREC

    Superior quality porcelain restorations in a single visit.

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  • IV Sedation

    The use of sedation and anesthesia in dentistry helps ease anxiety.

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  • Dental Implants

    Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth.

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  • 3D X-Ray

    We can rotate and view critical information from any angle.

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How CEREC works

CEREC

Because We Value YOUR Time

Let’s face it, very few of us have perfect teeth, free of decay and fillings. You can probably see a filling or two in your own mouth, which do just that — “fill” a cavity, or hole, in your tooth left from the excavation of decayed tooth structure. In many cases, those fillings are made of metal material and can go bad, weaken the tooth, or get additional decay under or around it. In fact, 1.2 billion of these metal fillings will need to be replaced in the next 10 years.* CEREC® is a method used by thousands of dentists worldwide since 1987 not only to replace these fillings, but also to restore any tooth that is decayed, weakened, broken, etc. to its natural strength and beauty. Better yet, it’s done with all-ceramic materials that are tooth colored in a single appointment! So, how does the CEREC® procedure work?

Exam and Preparation

The CEREC® SystemFirst, your Dentist examines the tooth and determines the appropriate treatment. It could be a simple filling, or a full crown, depending on how much healthy tooth structure is remaining and the clinical judgement of your Dentist. Next, he or she administers an anesthetic and prepares your tooth for the restoration, removing decayed and weakened tooth tissue. This preparation is just like he or she would do for many other restorative techniques.
Optical Impression
Then, your Dentist takes an Optical Impression of the prepared tooth. Instead of filling a tray with impression “goop” that you must bite into and hold in your mouth until it hardens, your Dentist coats the tooth with a non-toxic, tasteless powder. A camera is then used to take a digital picture of your tooth. This whole Optical Impression process only takes a minute or two.

No Temporaries

Next, the CEREC® machine helps us create the restoration for your tooth. The CEREC® 3D software takes the digital picture and converts it into a 3-dimensional virtual model on the computer screen. It then utilizes our dental expertise to design the inserting block into milling chamberrestoration using the CEREC® 3D computer program. Within a few minutes, we click a button, and the restoration design data is sent to a separate milling machine in the office. A ceramic block that matches your tooth shade is placed in the milling machine. About 10 – 20 minutes later, your all-ceramic, tooth-colored restoration is finished and ready to bond in place. Finally, your we try the restoration in your mouth to ensure proper fit and bite. The restoration is then polished and bonded to the prepared tooth. Your tooth is restored with no “temporary” or return trip necessary. All of this is done in a single appointment! Ask us about CEREC® today.

Written by Dr. Matt

At Schneider Family Dental, you'll receive personalized, state-of-the-art treatment in a warm and caring environment. We take the time to answer all your questions, provide you with important information about your oral health, and work hard to build a relationship based on trust and respect. You'll feel confident about the quality of care that you're receiving.