Restoring Smiles & Self-Esteem
One Visit Is All It Takes
Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme and may be beyond repair, we use crowns to make the smile appear like new.
We use the CEREC procedure to replace your damaged or missing teeth with dental crowns in just one visit.
Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable and painless in a soothing environment.
One Visit With The CEREC® Procedure
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 ten 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!
What is CEREC®?
CEREC® is an acronym …
- Chairside: The technology is in the dental operatory and used while you are in the chair
- Economical: The procedure is economical for both dentist and patient
- Restorations: The procedure restores your tooth to its natural beauty, function, and strength
- Esthetic: The restorations are metal-free and tooth-colored
- Ceramic: High-strength ceramics are used that are close in composition to your natural tooth structure
How CEREC Works
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 takes only a minute or two.
No Temporary Crowns
Next, the CEREC® machine helps the Dr. Incampo create the restoration for your tooth. The CEREC® 3-D software takes the digital picture and converts it into a 3-D virtual model on the computer screen. Your dentist then uses his or her dental expertise to design the restoration using the CEREC® 3-D computer program. Within a few minutes, Dr. Incampo clicks 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 to 20 minutes later, your all-ceramic, tooth-colored restoration is finished and ready to bond in place. Finally, he tries 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.
How does CEREC® compare to other restorative materials?
|CEREC®||AMALGAM||COMPOSITE||PORCELAIN FUSED TO METAL||LAB-FABRICATED CERAMIC|
|NO IMPRESSION MATERIALS||YES||YES||YES||NO||NO|
|LOOKS & FEELS LIKE REAL TEETH||YES||NO||NO||MAYBE||MAYBE|
|SAVES NATURAL TOOTH STRUCTURE||YES||NO||NO||NO||MAYBE|
|RESTORES TO ORIGINAL STRENGTH||YES||NO||NO||MAYBE||MAYBE|
Let us know how to contact you and and one of our crown specialists will reach out to you shortly!
Paolo Incampo DMD & Associates
Patient Review from Jody S
This dental office provides a class above the dental care I received elsewhere.
- Jody S
Patient Review from Amy B
I wouldn't say I enjoy coming to get a crown, but all things considered it was a good visit.
- Amy B
Patient Review from Vanessa M
I have been going to Dr Incompo for the past 11 years and I would recommend him to all of my friends and family. There is no other doctor that I would trust with all of my dental needs.
- Vanessa M
Patient Review from Lynda G
I do not like having dental procedures and Dr Incampo was very patient with me.
- Lynda G
Patient Review from Peg B
I am a relatively new patient. I am very pleased with the decision to switch over to Dr. INCAMPO as our primary dentist.
- Peg B
Patient Review from Robyn S
Everyone here is awesome including the dentist:)
- Robyn S
Paolo Incampo DMD & Associates
451 Andover Street, Suite 208
North Andover, MA 01845