The High Impacts of CEREC Technology
Currently there are many more solutions to dental problems than there was before. Currently if you visit your dentist and have a procedure done such as a root canal, you will not feel a thing thanks to the technology that has revolutionized dental care. CEREC (chairside Economical Restoration of Aesthetic Ceramics) technology has changed the course of the dentist industry, producing of dental crowns, veneers inlays and inlays is possible hence there are no close ended solutions to certain problems as it was there before.
Ceramic restoration happen at the treatment point when the patient is on the chair, this translates to quicker and convenient dental treatment. Having the procedure happen real time helps the patient and the dentist attend to any minor issues that may come up as a result of the procedure, this gives the patient a total solution. CEREC makes use of different modern imaging and scanning technologies which include visible, CT scans , use of radiographs, computer – aided design three dimension imaging and the restoration manufacturing making use of CNC milling and printing of 3D.
All these steps however are not possible without an intraoral camera which is an image acquisition , a designing software and finally a 3D printer to deliver a restoration. For a dentist who may lack certain units of a CEREC procedure, they can acquire the images and transmit the designs through a portal to a printing lab which then prints and delivers the restoration. Other materials used in restoration such as gold might require several appointments to the dentist and are a bit complex, with CEREC technology however you only require one appointment to the doctor. Ceramic compared to metals has a more biocompatible aspect and has tooth like aesthetic qualities.
Another advantage of the CEREC procedures is that one does not need a lot of follow ups meaning that their compatibility is really high. Studies have shown that the ten year life span of CEREC inlays polished and manufactured by a computer are long-lasting compared to that of gold inlays. In this age where people tend to rely more on information that is verifiable by numbers, CEREC restorations will be a choice and preference of many especially with clinical studies showing it has a 95% success rate in nine years.
To be honest not many appreciate frequenting the dentist , the trips cost money and booking the appointments too, same day crown restorations means one trip, hence spending less. Since some people have allergies that are stimulated by metals, it means they cannot have metal restorations hence making CEREC restorations a better option. CEREC technologies which use 3D imaging means they produce accurate restorations meaning less cutting and drilling away.