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Dr. Holmberg is your local CEREC dentist for single-visit tooth restorations.
Technology today is changing our everyday lives. Many people, however, are not aware that technology also is impacting dentistry in new and exciting ways. Cutting-edge innovation in dental instruments is requiring less time in the dental chair, causing less discomfort and creating satisfying results. One breakthrough instrument, called CEREC 3D, allows us to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic fillings, saving patients time and inconvenience.
What is CEREC 3D?
CEREC 3D stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Translated, it means that we can economically restore damaged teeth in a single appointment using a high-quality ceramic material that matches the natural color of other teeth.
How does CEREC 3D work?
CEREC 3D uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. First, we prepare the damaged tooth by painting a thin layer of reflective powder directly on the tooth's surface. Using a special camera, we then take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. This optical impression (No need for a messy lab impression) is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where we use CAD technology to design the restoration. Then, CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits. Finally, we bond the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The whole process takes about one hour.
What advantages does CEREC 3D offer?
- The restoration is performed in a single session, usually in less than one hour
- No need to make an impression and send it to the lab
- No return visits are necessary
- The restoration is natural looking, as it is made out of tooth-colored ceramic material
- Ceramic material is biocompatible, high-grade, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant
- Metal-free, no silver-colored fillings
- Allows us to save more of the healthy tooth
- Extremely precise
Monday: 8 am to 5 pm
Tuesday: 8 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: 8 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 8 am to 5 pm
Summer Hours: June - Sept. 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
222 North Mission
Wenatchee, WA 98801