How does the instrument work? CEREC uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. The dentist uses a special camera to take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where the dentist uses CAD technology to design the restoration. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits. Finally, the dentist bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The process takes about one hour.
What does this innovation mean for a patient? A tooth-colored restoration means no more silver fillings discoloring smiles. The filling is natural-looking, compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant. Dentists no longer need to create temporaries or take impressions and send them to a lab. Because of this, the traditional second visit has been eliminated. CEREC has two decades of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective.
How can I find out if this is an option for me? You can always discuss the CEREC option with Dr. Novak or one of his professional onsite staff. You can also call the office of Novak Dentistry at 724-527-2337 to schedule an appointment. We are always happy to answer your questions and look forward to seeing you smile more. We are accepting new patients at this time so if you want to find a dentist in Greensburg or the surrounding area give us a call to set up an appointment. Someone from our helpful staff would be happy to talk with you.