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We are proud to be a recognized provider of the CEREC Cad Cam technology to our Fairfax patients. The CEREC Cad Cam system keeps us in the forefront of current dental technology. We can produce a dazzling all-porcelain crown, veneer, inlay, or onlay in less than 2 hours in our Fairfax office. Scanning your prepared tooth with the AC BlueCam produces an image that is more accurate than taking an impression with that old goopy stuff and it takes only seconds. Within minutes we can design and mill a custom restoration.
CEREC is an advanced dental technology that is utilized for the restoration of decayed, cracked, or chipped teeth. CEREC can create full crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers. The CEREC machine crafts a restoration in a matter of minutes. CEREC restorations are made of compressed porcelain. The most beneficial feature of receiving a CEREC restoration is that it is accomplished in one visit. In addition to the benefit of a one visit restoration, there is no uncomfortable impression material to bite on or temporary to wear.
This technology is only used by a small percentage of dentist in the nation but it is catching on fast. We already have 4 years of experience and amazing results with the CEREC system. Imagine, breaking a tooth, walking into our office and in less than 2 hours walking out with a new permanent crown. What's even better, there is no ugly metal line at the gumline and you didn't need to wait 3 weeks with a temporary crown. This technology ranks with dental implants as one of the two most important advances in dentistry in the past 25 years.
The procedure for placement of a CEREC restoration is very simple. The first step is to remove all decay from the tooth. The doctor will then shape the tooth in preparation to take a digital picture. The tooth is then sprayed with a very fine powder. This allows the digital camera to take an acceptable image. Once this image is captured, the tooth will appear on a computer screen in 3D. This will allow the doctor to design the restoration right in front of you. Once the design is completed, the CEREC will mill the restoration. This step takes approximately 15 minutes. You can actually watch this process if you would like. When the restoration is finished milling, the doctor will place the restoration. The entire process should take just over an hour.