Dental Expression is excited to offer Same-Day Ceramic Restorations to our patients using CEREC Technology!

A smile is one of our greatest personal assets; it is a reflection of happiness and good health.  Yet many people avoid smiling because they are concerned about the condition of their teeth.  Proper dental care is critical to preserving and, when necessary, restoring your unique smile.  And now, thanks to recent innovations in dentistry, proper dental care does not have to take away from your regularly scheduled life.

The dental profession is evolving, and so should your experience. New technology helps diagnose problems earlier, allowing dentists to treat problems sooner and with less invasive techniques.  Our practice offers the latest in comfortable, convenient dentistry with our CEREC® tooth restoration system.  Using the CEREC equipment, we can now complete a color-matched ceramic tooth restoration – filling, crown or veneer – in a single visit.  This technology uses bio-compatible, tooth-colored material, so your dentition won’t be discolored by silver-colored fillings.

Learn more about CEREC Technology and the benefits it brings to our patients in need of ceramic restorations below!

Interested in scheduling a consultation to see if CEREC Technology is a solution for you? Contact us online or call us at (901) 300-4800 today!

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CEREC Technology Frequently Asked Questions

What can the CEREC technology be used for?

This technology can be used for:

  • Partial and full-contour crowns
  • Inlays
  • Onlays
  • Provisional single units and bridges
  • Veneers

What are the benefits of using CEREC Technology for Ceramic Restorations?

Cutting-edge innovations in dental require less time in the dental chair, decrease discomfort and create satisfying results. Our single-visit solution, CEREC®, allows dentists to quickly restore damaged teeth natural-colored ceramic fillings and produce excellent orthodontic care while saving patients time and money.

  • Single-visit convenience
  • High-tech accuracy
  • Natural-color
  • Preserves healthier tooth material
  • Precision for long-lasting, natural results

What is CEREC?

CEREC (chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics) is a single-visit solution used by thousands of dentists worldwide. CEREC uses a high-quality ceramic material (and now zirconia) that matches the natural color of the patient’s teeth to provide patients the perfect outcome. Efficient, convenient and simple, dentists around the world are quickly switching to single-visit dentistry with CEREC.

How does the instrument work?

CEREC uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology that incorporates a small, hand-held camera and a computer in one instrument, and a milling unit to grind/mill restorations in-house. The camera is used to capture the 2D or 3D image of the affected tooth/teeth and the surrounding area. This image is then displayed on a computer screen where the dentist then uses the special CEREC Software to create the perfect restorative tooth/teeth. Once the virtual restoration is created, the information is then sent to the milling unit via software and milled onsite within 8-10 minutes.

What does this innovation mean for a patient?

CEREC offers natural-looking crowns, bridges, inlays and onlays that are compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant. The days of temporaries, messy impressions and waiting days for the lab to return the restoration are history. CEREC has three decades of clinical research and documentation to support our technology, and restorations completed with CEREC have been proven precise, safe and effective.

How can I find out if this is an option for me?

Call our office at (901) 300-4800 or contact us online! We will be happy to answer your questions on this new technology.