Same Day Smile Restoration with CEREC in Las Cruces
Patients in need of dental restoration traditionally needed to plan for two visits to our office over the course of several weeks to prepare the tooth, design, craft, and place the restoration. At Painted Skies Dental Center, we’re happy to offer same-day dental restorations using the state-of-the-art CEREC® computer assisted design and manufacture (CAD/CAM) system. CEREC® stands for chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics, and is a system that allows our team to craft high-quality all-ceramic crowns, bridges, and other restorations all in just one visit to our Las Cruces dental practice. Drs. Ramon and Natalie Ortiz have completed extensive training and have years of experience crafting and placing these single visit restorations for our patients. Contact us to find out more or schedule a CEREC® consultation today.
How Does CEREC® Work?
CEREC® dental restorations are designed and crafted in the same manner as their traditional counterparts, but the entire process is completed in just one appointment. First, we prepare the tooth removing any damaged tissue and smoothing the enamel. Then, we use the CEREC® system to capture precise digital bite impressions that are immediately available on chairside computer monitors where our dentists can quickly design a custom restoration. The impressions and designs are sent to an in-office milling unit where a single block of high quality ceramic is crafted to meet these exacting specifications. Once the final restoration is completed, we place, seal, and polish the repaired tooth leaving patients with a beautiful smile in just one visit. No need to visit our team multiple times or place and remove a temporary crown. After just one appointment, patients leave with a fully restored smile.