3-D PRINTING MIGHT SEEM like the newest technological innovation, but it has actually been around since the 1980s, when Chuck Hull printed a cup meant for washing out irritated eyes. His process is still the one we use today to print all kinds of things, including dental crowns!
The traditional procedure for making crowns is to fill trays with a putty-like substance. This goes in the patient’s mouth to make an impression, which then goes to a lab where they use it to make the crowns or implants. This process requires you, the patient, to come back for a second visit. Luckily, Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics® (CEREC) streamlines that process, making it easier for dentists and patients alike!
Benefits To Using CEREC In Our Practice
How The Process Works
A CEREC restorative appointment is scheduled just like other restorative appointments however, the benefit over traditional restorative appointments is that you leave with a permanent, porcelain restoration, not a temporary.
Take a look at a CEREC machine shaping a crown in slow motion:
Staying On the Cutting Edge
Dr. Incampo has been performing CEREC dentistry for over 12 years averaging 40 CEREC crowns per month! Our patients LOVE the fact that they are in and out within 90 minutes typically, with a permanent crown and there was no need for temporaries and impressions! We are always keeping up with the latest advances in Dentistry so we can give our patients the best experience, with the greatest results in the most comfortable environment and CEREC technology is one of the key ways we deliver this service to our patients. If you are interested and or have any further questions regarding CEREC 3-D printing, feel free to give us a visit and we’ll answer any question we can, 978-794-0750.
Top image from Dentsply Sirona
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