Indeed, digital technology can help improve our lives – and CEREC technology can help by having your teeth restored as painlessly and easily as possible.
CEREC: “Auto CAD” for You & Your Dentist
Think of CEREC as something like computer-aided design (CAD) for dentistry. With advanced CEREC technology, Dr. Carangelo can:
- take digital images and impressions of your teeth
- create a virtual model of your teeth, bite, and gums
- match the color and contours of your natural teeth
- precisely create a ceramic crown, veneer, or implant restoration while taking care of you in the dentist’s chair — all in about an hour
Another exciting part of CEREC is that you be better informed in the tooth replacement process. CEREC allows you to see what Dr. Carangelo sees, and it allows you to be more involved every step of the way (if you want to, of course), from reviewing the digital images of your teeth, to creating a replacement tooth, to the final fitting.
The Benefits of CEREC – Ceramic Tooth Restorations in a Single Visit
CEREC has certainly helped revolutionize dental restorations and restorative dentistry. But there are many benefits for patients as well. For example, CEREC makes it possible for Dr. Carangelo to provide you with ceramic tooth replacements in a single appointment (multiple visits, messy impressions, and waiting days or weeks for a replacement tooth are history).
CEREC: More Precision, Less Pain
CEREC is an acronym for CEramic REConstruction. The technology was developed in 1980 at the University of Zurich by Prof. Werner H. Mörmann and Dr. Marco Brandestini.
Several years later, SIEMENS further developed CEREC technology for dental inlays and onlays, crowns, and veneers. Since then, CEREC has become even more advanced, with features that enable even more precise matching of the color and contours of your natural teeth. And with all the advancements, CEREC can help make tooth crowning more precise, and potentially less painful as well. Perhaps this helps explain why an estimated 38,000 dentists have used CEREC for nearly 7 million tooth restorations every year, since 2013.
Learn More About CEREC Technology
As a technology-savvy dentist, Dr. Carangelo is proud to offer CEREC technology to patients in Webster, NY and the greater Rochester area.
So if you’re thinking of getting tooth replacements, dental implants, or other kinds of restorative dentistry to improve your smile, talk to Dr. Carangelo and the staff at BayRidge Dental about CEREC.