Posts for: March, 2017
Patients who work and have demanding schedules often forego important dental procedures, like crowns, due to lack of time. A solution called CEREC now allows patients to avoid multiple visits to the dentist. It is a procedure available at Browning Smile Design, a Northwest Houston, TX, cosmetic dentistry office. Learn more about CEREC and how this revolutionary treatment can improve your smile without imposing on your schedule.
The CEREC Solution
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. As the name suggests, your dentist can provide you with a custom-made dental restoration as you sit in the chair. A machine uses digital images from your mouth to create the new tooth covering in a matter of minutes. You can then skip the follow-up visit that is usually required when you get a crown or veneers.
The obvious benefit of CEREC is the fact that you only have to visit your Northwest Houston cosmetic dentist's office once for your treatment. There are a few other advantages to consider:
- The CEREC machine provides your dentist with a very accurate and natural-looking restoration that doesn't require much adjusting.
- You don’t have to wear a temporary crown, which can be uncomfortable.
- Patients who have a severe gag reflex don’t have to go through the process of taking a messy, wet alginate impression.
The "While You Wait" Dental Treatment
CEREC is now used in a number of dentist offices across the country. Patients appreciate the convenience of having a “while you wait” option. In addition to crowns and veneers, the machine can create inlays, onlays and even bridges in some cases. Your dentist can use this technology to correct damage urgently or to give you a better-looking smile in time for an important upcoming event.
Set Your Appointment Today
You can have the crown or restoration you need installed at one simple visit thanks to CEREC technology. Call Browning Smile Design at (281) 370-4300 today to make an appointment with Dr. Brent Browning, a Northwest Houston, TX, cosmetic dentist who is committed to offering his patients the latest dental innovations.